From world-class museums, scenic parks to the famous Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, say hello to Madrid! Soaking up all the landmarks Madrid has to offer can be daunting and this is why we put together the top 7 sights to see in Madrid.
Don’t leave Madrid without seeing these sights;
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The Prado is an absolute must-see when in Madrid. It is one of the most popular art museums in the world. Spend the whole afternoon lingering over an overwhelming collection of artworks from Spanish painters like El Greco and Diego Velazquez at the Prado and you wouldn’t regret it.
Royal Palace of Madrid
After a large part of the Alcazar (castle) of Old Madrid burned down in 1734, King Philip V demolished what was left and built himself a house. With 2,800 rooms, this house emerged as the largest palace in all of Western Europe, seventeen years later.
Go for a palace tour and find yourself surrounded by Goya, Caravaggio and Velázquez artworks, as well as stunning displays of watches and silverware.
You will also find the only string quartet of Stradivarius instruments in the world, and the Royal Armoury which includes personal weapons used by Charles V in the 16th Century. You would be glad you saw one of the famous sights in Madrid.
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Football fanatic or not, Real Madrid is Europe’s most successful football team with a record-breaking 12 European Cups to their name – Hala Madrid!
The football club makes the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium a sight to see in Madrid.
Visit the 85,000 seater stadium where football history has been made and you will see panoramic views of the stadium. Step inside the dressing room and marvel at the trophy collection, press room, and presidential box.
P.S no matter how much fun you would have at Real Madrid headquarters, don’t tell when you visit Barcelona :p #ElClasico2017
Want to get a feel of the city? Then a walk along the Gran Vía is a great place to start.
From entertainment to shopping, the Gran Via houses all of Madrid’s buzz – dusk to dawn.
During the day, join shoppers as they stop by different malls and luxury boutiques. In the evening, catch the love bug with your significant other as you step out to a cinema or musical. At night, turn up with the crowd at some of Madrid’s finest clubs before calling it a night.
Chocolateria San Ginés
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Winter is here and Spanish hot chocolate is one of the most pleasant things you will ever taste. Pairing it with a sugary churro is just perfect!
Visit the Chocolatería San Ginés which has been serving churros and hot chocolate since the 19th century.
San Gines does it better than any other Chocolateria in the city.
Parque del Buen Retiro
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El Retiro is a park in Madrid boasting of trails, French gardens, and outdoor cafés. Even though the park is packed with runners and athletes, you don’t have to work out to enjoy the landmarks around – the central lake, Palacio de Cristal, Alfonso XII monument and many more. It is truly one of the sights to see in Madrid.
Casa de Campo
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The Casa de Campo is over five times the size of Central Park, making it Madrid’s largest park. With bike trails, picnic tables, and pine forests. One of the sights to see in Madrid, this park is perfect for nature lovers. You will find colorful wildlife all around, an aquarium and zoo complex.
P.S Watch out for the two giant pandas, they would leave you awestruck!