In Madrid there are many places and monuments to admire. If it’s the first time you’re here, I’m sure it’s hard for you to plan a visit. Therefore, we wanted to make it easier for you by collecting some of the sites that should not be missed.
The Gran Vía
It is the most famous street in Madrid. Its origin dates back to the early twentieth century, when buildings such as Telefónica or the Metropolis Building were built, one of the best known in the city. It is also well known for its numerous theaters where the most important works are represented. At the same time it is one of the main commercial centers of Madrid.
The Plaza Mayor
The most central square of Madrid, next to Puerta del Sol, is 129 meters long and 94 meters wide. It houses many important places, such as the Arco de Cuchilleros, the House of the Bakery and the Statue of Felipe III. At Christmas, one of the most important Christmas markets in Spain is organized.
The Retiro park
It is an imposing garden perfect to relax, play sports, walk or read sitting in one of its many banks. On weekends it has a very lively atmosphere with musicians and traveling shows. Do not forget to visit the Crystal Palace, where interesting exhibitions are held, as well as the pond.
The Prado Museum
The most famous museum in Madrid houses one of the most important art galleries in the world. It is by far the most visited in Spain. With works by painters such as Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiziano and Rubens, among many others, it is a delight to get lost in its many rooms. Among the most famous works that are found there we can mention The Three Graces of Rubens, The Knight of the Hand in the Chest, La Maja Desnuda, May 3 in Madrid, The Garden of Delights or Las Meninas.
Visiting the Rastro trail Sunday is almost an obligation for many locals. It is an extensive open-air market with more than 400 years of history. It houses hundreds of stalls where you can find all kinds of objects: clothes, furniture, crafts… After the visit it is a tradition to have a good aperitif in one of the many bars and restaurants in the area.
And you can not miss the authentic Madrid cuisine in a place that preserves the typical atmosphere of the taverns of the city. Yes, we are talking about El Anciano Rey de los Vinos, which will be a great ending to your visit.