What to see in Madrid Centro
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.
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.
Gran Vía, the Madrilenian Broadway, is the epicentre of a broad and varied theatre scene that has turned the city into the world capital of musical theatre in Spanish.
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.
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.
Housed within a former power station, CaixaForum Madrid is a meeting point for fans of ancient, modern and contemporary art.
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.
The capital’s most famous street has been taking the pulse of Madrid society for a century.