Places to go in Madrid
Sunday, 09 of October of 2022
Are you preparing for your stay in Madrid? To help you find the must-see places in the city, we offer you a selection of must-see places.
A must-see for Real Madrid fans! After a short visit to the Santiago-Bernabeu, the main stadium of the Spanish club, you will be able to discover the third most visited museum in the city. It is an exceptional place, which highlights the history of the club, and exhibits more than 200 emblematic objects (uniforms, trophies, golden balls, etc.).
The Plaza Mayor of Madrid
In the heart of Madrid, the city's main square offers a pleasant atmosphere. Designed in 1619, it features elegant ochre palaces, open-air cafes with frescoed walls and the imposing Casa de la Panaderia, the most eye-catching building in the entire square.
San Miguel Market
Not far from the Plaza Mayor, you will find the San Miguel Market. It is a culinary center where you can taste typical Spanish dishes. Ideal for leisure and relaxation, this market has several tapas bars that offer a selection of delicious food!
The temple of Amon
This ancient Egyptian temple traces the history of the land of the Pharaohs. The Temple of Amun houses a beautiful selection of gems. This place of majestic architecture, offers a panoramic view of all Madrid, from the top of Principe Pio. The temple has undergone numerous restorations and reconstructions to preserve its current appearance.
The Prado Museum
If you are a lover of art and painting, you will surely find your happiness in Prado. This is the most important museum in Madrid and contains collections of Iberian and European art dating from the 12th to the 19th century. It also houses the masterpieces of the greatest artists, such as Goya, Murillo, Velázquez or Rubens. There are approximately 8,000 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 3,000 prints and more than 6,000 drawings.
Take a walk in the Retiro Park, a natural area of more than 125 hectares. Created between 1630 and 1640, the park is home to more than 15,000 trees with its many atmospheres in its botanical gardens: the perennial garden, the classical garden, the Herrero Palacios garden, the rose garden, not to mention the imposing Madrid tree, which is more than 400 years old.
If you go there in summer, it's a good place to relax in the shade, rent a boat or have a drink in one of the many terraces of the square.
The Rastro market
To finish off the day, visit the Rastro market, for souvenirs, jewelry and other gadgets. It is the largest flea market in Madrid. Please note that the market is only open on Sunday mornings, until 2 pm, and on holidays.
And after all these visits, why not take a break and have a drink in one of best rooftop bars in Madrid?