Things to see in Madrid
Anyone having doubts about travelling solo to Madrid should know that the Spanish capital has numerous options for having fun without feeling lonely.
Where you once would have found the old Ciudad Deportiva sports facilities of Real Madrid, today stand four impressive skyscrapers with jaw-dropping views and a promising future.
Located at the foot of the north façade of the Royal Palace, this French-inspired green space is one of the best places to watch the sun go down in the Spanish capital.
The Real Sitio del Pardo, which has been fenced off since the eighteenth century, has for centuries served as the winter residence and favourite hunting ground of Spain’s royal family.
The first train station in the capital, inaugurated in 1851, is Spain’s primary railway station and stands out for its late-nineteenth-century canopy.
Segovia is one of the most popular and most recommended places for a short break from Madrid. History, art and cuisine are its very best attributes.
San Ildefonso Market—where gastronomy is the star—makes a delightful stop during a day out shopping in Calle Fuencarral.
Matadero Madrid has become one of the capital’s principal hubs for avant-garde art and culture.
The old road to the village of Fuencarral has a rich history, and today is the capital’s most hipster, metropolitan, alternative shopping street.
You are invited to discover the Hipódromo de la Zarzuela, a green space covering 110 hectares—perfect for a fun day out.