Cosmopolitan, lively, with a vast historical heritage and activities suitable for all tastes, Madrid is must-visit destination with an endless cultural, monumental and leisure offer. Every corner of the city hides an interesting place to discover, so do not waste a minute and go and enjoy this European capital.
A Madrid in each neighborhood
The multiculturalism of Lavapiés, the modernity of Malasaña, the fun of Chueca, the traditional Castillian flair of Chamberí, the liveliness of La Latina, the monumentality of The Austrians… The many facets of the Spanish capital are reflected in the many neighborhoods composing the city. History, culture, gastronomy, modernity, nightlife… There is a different Madrid waiting to be discovered in each neighborhood. Will you be able to choose your favorite?
Madrid awaits you!
As one of the greatest cultural capitals of Europe, many visits are a must in Madrid. Starting from kilometer zero, located in Puerta del Sol, don’t miss the main highlights such as the Royal Theater, the Plaza de Oriente, the majestic Royal Palace or the Almudena Cathedral, the most important religious building in the city. Without forgetting the emblematic Plaza Mayor, historical heart of the so-called Madrid of the Austrians. This tour can be completed with other city landmarks such as the Puerta de Alcalá or the fountains of Cibeles and Neptuno.
The Spanish capital boasts more than 60 museums and many galleries, but there is one visit that art lovers can not miss: the so-called Art Walk, or Triangle. Indeed, in a radius of less than 2 kilometers, Madrid offers visitors three of the most important picture galleries in the world.
They include the famous Prado Museum, where you can admire works by Velázquez, El Greco, Goya or Rubens, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, with a collection that ranges from primitive Flemish to the most avant-garde movements, and the Reina Sofía National Art Center, dedicated to contemporary art, with works by such distinguished artists as Dalí, Picasso and Joan Miró.
A visit to Madrid would not be complete without a walk through one of its historic parks. The Retiro, built in the 17th century for the royal family’s recreation, stands out for its famous pond, where you can enjoy a boat ride. We should not forget other green spaces like the Casa de Campo, which houses an amusement park and the city zoo, or Juan Carlos I Park. All these green hideaways are perfect to take a break during the day and enjoy the good weather.