13 Best Things to Do in Madrid

Akshay Kulkarni Jun 13, 2019
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The city that embraces soccer, art and fashion - Madrid, renders lots of exciting things to do and plenty of magnificent places to adore. Find out the 13 most incredible things and places to enjoy while visiting the capital of Spain.

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Walk through the grandeur of Spanish royalties and learn a lesson or two about their history at the Royal Palace of Madrid.
Visit the Prado Museum to take a glimpse at the Spanish history and culture through the lens of art.

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Besides its historical significance, Plaza Mayor is the place where you eat, drink and be merry.
Beat the heat or savor the green at El Retiro Park. With a lake and an artificial pond near by, unwind yourself by lounging around this park.

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The El Oso y el Madrono statue which represents the symbol of Madrid is located at the Puerta del Sol, the Times Square of Madrid. Always buzzing with tourists as well as locals, this plaza is truly the heart of Madrid.

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Get a taste of the magnificent Egyptian architecture at the Temple of Debod.

Did You Know?

This temple was donated to Spain as a sign of gratitude from the Egyptian state in 1968.

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Devour the Madrilenian delicacies and street food at Mercado De San Miguel. The market boasts with foodies from all over the world who want to taste the authentic Spanish cuisine.
Go on a shopping spree at Spain's most famous open air flea market, El Rastro. Located along Plaza de Cascorro and Ribera de Curtidores, the market only opens on Sundays and public holidays from 9 am to 3 pm.

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If the sport of Bullfighting intrigues you, Plaza de Toros is the perfect place for you. Besides being Spain's most famous Bullring, it houses an extensive Bullfighting museum and a Virtual Bullfighting Game too.

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Your trip to Madrid will certainly be incomplete, if you don't take a walk on the Gran Via. This Spanish Broadway is laced with great restaurants, large shopping malls and majestic architecture that'll easily keep you busy throughout the day.

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At the western end of Gran Via lies the Plaza de España which houses the Cervantes Monument. Rafael Martinez Zapatero and Lorenzo Coullaut Valera were the masterminds behind this monument which was erected in 1915.

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Seek blessings at the Almudena Cathedral, a catholic church famous for its Neo-Gothic style architecture and an elegant museum showcasing the history of the church.
All you Soccer heads out there, hit the Real Madrid's home ground - Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The stadium offers a tour which includes access to the presidential box, press room, and even the dressing room. And if you're a true Madridista, the "Best Club Ever Room" provides an amazing audiovisual interaction to take you through the history of the club.