Just landed in the Spanish capital? ¡Bienvenido!
Madrid is a vibrant city that boasts endless options when it comes to tourism, culture and gastronomy. To help steer you in the right direction, here are our top 5 things to do in Madrid:
El Parque del Retiro
Also known as Madrid’s “green lung”, El Retiro is the largest park in the center of the capital where you can relax, take a breath of fresh air, enjoy puppet street performances and music while admiring stunning sites like the Palacio de Cristal (The Glass Palace) and taking a boat trip on the lake beside the Coliseum, if you dare
Visit Madrid’s finest museums
The Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza make up Madrid’s golden triangle of art and are all within walking distance from one another. You can’t leave the capital without seeing Picasso’s Guernica at the Reina Sofia or Velázquez’s Las Meninas at the Prado.
La Plaza Mayor and its surroundings
This is perfect for the evening, from the Plaza de Sol to the Calle Preciados, ending with La Latina, you can shop, stroll and end up drinking wine in one of Madrid’s busiest areas famous for its tapas and terraces.
La Gran Vía
Walk along Madrid’s main street to see a variety of shops, cinemas, theaters and musicals, as well as buildings with beautiful architecture. You can’t miss this!
Madrid’s biggest open-air flea market which takes place every Sunday. You’ll never guess what you’ll find!
But if you’re not in Madrid on Sunday, as an alternative, we suggest that you visit the Temple of Debod, a beautiful ancient temple that Egypt gave as a gift to Spain. Here you can watch the most stunning sunsets in the city.
We hope that this little guide will be helpful and wish you a pleasant stay in Madrid!