Things to see in Madrid
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.
Built on the orders of Felipe V in 1738, the complex is now only used for State occasions and ceremonies; for the rest of the time, it is open to the public.
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.
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.
Located in the centre of Madrid, this green space combines recreation, culture and architecture with a thrilling story about the decline of the absolute monarchy in Spain.
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 capital’s most famous street has been taking the pulse of Madrid society for a century.
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.
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.