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Prado National Museum

Prado Museum or simply El Prado is the largest art museum in Spain. It exhibits a fine collection of European art, considered one of the best in the world. Visit El Prado to recieve your Spanish art therapy!

Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

The famous Retiro Park is a green heaven at the heart of the city. The public park is the largest in Madrid. The park opened up in 17th century and belonged to the Spanish Royal Family until the late 19th century. "Retreat" in Spanish would be "Retiro". That is why the name of the park is El Parque del Retiro.

Royal Palace of Madrid

Madrid's Royal Palace is the official residence of Spanish Royal Family. It is the largest palace in Europe and one of most impressive ones! The Royal Palace is square-shaped with a large courtyard, galleries and a parade ground. It has up to 3000 rooms.

Mercado San Miguel

San Miguel Market is a lively food market at the center of Madrid. El Mercado suggests a unique Spanish culinary experience. From wine and fresh made tapas to fruits, vegetables, hams, seafood, olives you can find almost anything here. You can find San Miguel easily in the center of Madrid, on a walking distance from Plaza Mayor.

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is Madrid's central and largest square. The Plaza is very popular with tourists and locals. It was built during the Habsburg family reign. The bronze statue of King Philips III stands at the center of the square since 1848 Discover its Baroque architecture and traditional shops.

Stadio Santiago Bernabeu

Santiago Bernabeu is one of the most prestigious and famous football stadiums in the world. It is home to the global football giant Real Madrid CF. he stadium officially opened in 1947. It bears the name of Real Madrid’s famous player and then president Santiago Bernabeu. The stadium can place 81 044 spectators.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)

The Thyssen is an art museum in Madrid. Being the 3rd largest museum in Madrid, together with the Prado and the Reina Sofia it forms the Golden Triangle of Art. It exhibits more than 1,000 artworks of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococ, impressionism and pop art.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Reina Sofia is one of the finest museums in Madrid exhibiting European art. It is the second largest in the city. Together with the Prado and the Thyssen it forms the Golden Triangle of Art! Come to see works of Dali, Picasso, Miro and many more.

Templo de Debod

The Debod Temple is an old Egyptian temple dating back to 2nd century BC. It was donated to Spain by Egpytian government. The ancient temple stands at the Cuartel de la Montaña Park of Madrid. Rare ancient Egpytian monument that can be seen outside of Egypt.

Gran Via
Gran Via

Gran Via is Madrid's busiest lively shopping street with fierce night life. Today the street is also known as the Spanish Broadway. Gran Via's lively nightlife attracts thousands over Europe: the street that never sleeps. The busy Gran Via is one of the city's most important shopping hubs, with a large number of shops, stores, hotels, banks, restaurants, bars, cinemas and theatres.

Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol, is one of the most famous and busiest squares in Madrid city. The Puerta del Sol means Gate of the Sun in Spanish. The gate was designed with sun (sol) decors. Thus the square received its name. It has been a busy economic hub throughout history. It hosts city’s New Year celebration every year.

Estacion de Atocha

Atocha is Madrid's first and largest train station. It serves the Spanish capital for more than a century and a half, since 1851. It is on a walking distance from many major attractions like the Reina Sofia, the Real Jardin Botanico and Retiro Park.

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