Things to see in Madrid
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.
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.
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.
Matadero Madrid has become one of the capital’s principal hubs for avant-garde art and culture.
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.
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.