Madrid's Top 10

The Prado is one of the greatest repositories of paintings in Europe, and it also houses an impressive collection of classical sculpture. It is the main museum of the 3 on the Madrid Art Walk.

Built to compete with the Louvre, The Prado houses the largest holdings of Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez and Goya. You will love the Prado, even if you are only remotely interested in art.

A large museum like the Prado needs a smartly planned approach to visit. Read more on how to make the most of your visit : When to go? Where to start? How to cover the best in one short visit?More Details>
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is Spain's national museum of 20th century art featuring mostly works by Spanish artists. The crown jewel of the museum is unquestionably Picasso’s ‘Guernica’, the painting generally considered one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history.

Reina Sofia is one of the museums of the Madrid Art Walk. Apart from masterpieces, It also has a well stocked library related to art.

Read on for tips on how to make the most of your visit. and for the story of La Guernica.More Details>
Housing the private collection of Baron Thyssen Bornemisza, this was once recognized as one of the biggest private collections in the world. It is the final museum of the 3 must see museums of the Art Walk. Some famous artists represented are Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Monet.

The compilation covers European artworks between 13th century and 20th century. In the nearly one thousand works on display, visitors can contemplate the major periods and pictorial schools of European art.

Should you go? Are the visiting shows worth the price? Find out more in the details section.More Details>
The Palacio Real or Royal Palace is the largest and one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. While it is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family in the city of Madrid, it is only used for state ceremonies.

The royal family resides at the more modest Palacio de la Zarzuela. The palace is ornate with paintings, sculptures and history. It is a definite must visit in Madrid!

Will I be able to finish the entire palace in one visit? What should I focus on? Find out more.More Details>
Retiro Park is one of the largest parks in Madrid covering an expansive area of 130 hectares. It houses a lot of attractive sites and attracts locals and tourists. Many visitors also take a break here from a day long Prado visit.

From sculptures of great heroes, artificial parks, love corners, children’s playgrounds, monuments and pathways for cycling and jogging, the park has everything. Even a lake to paddle in.

To find out what the park offers and if you should visit, view the details page.More Details>
In the world of football, the 80,000 capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium enjoys a high level of fame and respect from football fans and players. Home to Real Madrid, football superstars including Alfredo Di Stefano, Ronaldo, Raul Zinedine Zidane and others have played on the turf of Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium.

You can go on a self-guided tour of the stadium that includes a panoramic view, the pitch, the dugouts and technical area, the players' tunnel, the dressing rooms, the press room and the club's official store.More Details>
Bullfighting is easily the most Spanish of sports. Madrid and Andalusia are the dual epicentres of bullfighting in Spain.

The bullfighting season in Madrid begins in late March and ends in late October. During the season, Bullfights are held every Sunday at 7pm.

Where can I watch a bullfight in Madrid? Is it worth going even when there is no fight? Read more in the details section.More Details>
The Mercado de San Miguel is an old, beautiful, lively market filled with some of the best tapas choices in Madrid. It is a short walk from Plaza Mayor, so there's no excuse to skip it!

There’s something for everyone here: meats, cheeses, small dishes, chocolate, fruit, wine, gourmet dishes, etc. With so many choices, be sure to come on an empty stomach!More Details>
The Temple of Debod is an ancient authentic Egyptian temple that stood in Egypt for centuries.

During the construction of Aswan dam, the temple was dismantled, transported to Madrid and rebuilt in Parque de la Montana, not far from Plaza de España.

The temple offers amazing views of the stunning Guadarrama Mountains and is surreal at sunsets. More Details>
Lined with amazing arches, quaint terraces and stylish boutiques, Plaza Mayor lies in the city's historic centre as the main square in Madrid.

The plaza is closed to motorized traffic, making it a pleasant place to sit at one of the sidewalk cafes, watching world go by.

Read further for interesting history and major events that took place here.More Details>

Map : Madrid Top Ten

Address Details

1 : Prado Museum
Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014, Madrid

2 : Museo Nacional Reina Sofia
Santa Isabel 52, Madrid

3 : Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Palacio de Villahermosa Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid

4 : Madrid Royal Palace
Calle de Bailén, s/n, 28071, Madrid

5 : Retiro Park
Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid

6 : Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Av. Concha Espina 1, 28036, Madrid

7 : Bullfighting
Las Ventas, Calle de Alcalá 237, Madrid

8 : Mercado de San Miguel
Plaza de San Miguel, s/n 28005, Madrid

9 : Templo de Debod
Calle Ferraz, 1, 28008, Madrid

10 : Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor, 2 28012, Madrid

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