Madrid, the buzzing capital of Spain, offers visitors a fun-filled getaway with fashionable neighbourhoods, stunning museums, beautiful parks and gardens, irresistible restaurants and unparalleled entertainment.
The Museo del Prado, situated on Madrid’s so-called Paseo del Arte, is a must-visit, as it houses the largest collection of Spanish painting in the world.
The remains of 33,000 fighters who took part in the Spanish Civil War, rests at the foot of a huge stone cross commemorating Spain’s darkest hour.
A 2,200-year-old place of worship, a gift presented to Spain by the Egyptian Government, has dominated the Montaña de Príncipe Pío since 1972.
The monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, one of the eighth wonders of the Old World, is Philip II’s great masterpiece.
Some of Madrid’s most iconic sights are concentrated in the Puerta del Sol, considered to be the city’s beating heart. It’d be a crime to come to Madrid and not pay it a visit.
With a seating capacity of 24,000, the Las Ventas bullring is the third largest in the world and a striking example of Neo-Mudejar architecture.
Having borne witness to everything from royal proclamations and celebrations to executions, Madrid’s Plaza Mayor is an emblem of the city, championed by the Habsburg dynasty.
The Puerta de Alcalá in the centre of Madrid has been privileged to witness the historic development of the city. Set among gardens and located close to the Parque del Retiro [Retiro Park], it continues to catch the attention of the city’s inhabitants and visitors alike.
It took over 100 years and 6 architects to construct this immense church set in the heart of the city.