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About Madrid

The capital of passionate Spain, Madrid attracts many tourists with its diverse culture. Here there is luxurious royal architecture, world-famous works of art and museums, and of course exhilarating football matches and bullfighting displays that you absolutely shouldn't miss out on. As you slowly stroll through the city's lively plazas, go on a shopping spree, or savor the food, Madrid is incredible in the warm Iberian sunshine.

Popular Attractions in Madrid

Museo del Prado
4.6/5
715 Reviews
Museum
Museo del Prado
Plaza Mayor
4.4/5
551 Reviews
Square
Popular with tourists and locals alike, this pretty central square is a favorite for admiring the architecture, having a cup of coffee, and shopping. In the past, Plaza Mayor has been the stage for various events such as bullfights, soccer games, and public executions.
Royal Palace
4.6/5
1,156 Reviews
Palace
The Royal Palace in Madrid is an exquisitely beautiful building. It is one of the most completely preserved royal palaces in the world. The Royal Palace, or Palacio Real, mixes Baroque architecture with Classical style, and is the largest royal palace in Europe by floor space, covering 135,000 square meters. The entire palace has more than 3,400 rooms of which about fifty are open to the public. Visitors can take a tour of the interior, where such treasures as the Stradivarius Room holding five Stradivari family made instruments are on display, as well as ceiling frescoes painted by masters like Velasquez and Bayeu.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
4.5/5
268 Reviews
Museum
Often referred to as "The Sofia," this 20th century art museum is named after Queen Sofia of Spain and primarily showcases Spanish art. The most famous piece in the museum is undoubtedly Picasso's "Guernica;" Dali, Miró, and Chillida are just a few other artists featured alongside Picasso. Students and art aficionados can take advantage of The Sofia's free access library specializing in contemporary art. Getting to the museum is easy, as the Atocha train and metro stations are just a short walk from its doors.

Madrid Tours & Tickets

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[Travel in the sky] Hot Air Balloon Experience around Madrid
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Royal Site of Aranjuez Half Day Tour from Madrid
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One Day Tour of Cuenca & Casas Colgadas from Madrid
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Madrid Weather

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2 Jun, 2020
16 °
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16-29
Tomorrow
3 Jun, 2020
17°
Mostly Clear
17-28
Thursday
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12°
Partly Cloudy with Thunderstorms
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Friday
5 Jun, 2020
13°
Clear
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sarah on the road   
Posted: 13 Jan, 2017
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Posted: 27 Nov, 2018

Travelogue

Spain: Chasing the Sounds of Flamenco
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Spain, occupying most of the Iberian Peninsula, is one of Europe’s best destinations. A magnet for those seeking simple charms, amazing cuisine, and incredible culture, Spain is a diverse country offering visitors multitudes. In this short travel guide, we’re going to delve into those can’t-miss cities and towns. These are the places you’ve seen in films or imagined as you thumbed through a novel by Hemingway. They live between the notes in a melody strummed on a flamenco guitar or in the smells and tastes of tapas. Spain’s bounty is open to all so come discover why this destination has for so long captivated writers, poets, and world travelers.
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