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Sights in Madrid

Which sights in Madrid should not be missed? Discover the best attractions, famous monuments, incredible museums and unique sights of Madrid!

Top 10 sights in Madrid

A great gastronomy, fashion and an attractive nightlife, that's Madrid. Ideal for a nice weekend getaway. You'll soon discover the charm and history of Madrid, because you'll find special sights and historical places all over the city. Add to that a world-famous museum, a wonderful city park and cozy squares and you have all the ingredients for a city break to remember. With about 250 sunny days there is a good chance that you can fully enjoy a wonderful evening sun. The perfect time to enjoy some authentic tapas on a terrace and to think about the sights you will visit tomorrow. These are the top sights of Madrid.

Prado Museum

One of the most famous museums in the world with work by the great artists Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez and El Greco. You will also see paintings by Flemish, Dutch, German, French and Italian painters. The Prado Museum should not be missed during your visit to Madrid.

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Royal Palace

The Spanish royal family no longer lives in this palace, but it is still used on official occasions. The palace has 2800 rooms. During the tour you will see some of the most beautifully decorated rooms and halls. In addition to the many rooms, the Royal Palace also has a royal pharmacy and library that are worth a visit.

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Plaza Mayor

This square is centrally located in the city and is an oasis of peace because no traffic is allowed. In addition to shops, restaurants and bars, you'll find street musicians and portrait painters.

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El Retiro

This large city park is a green oasis in Madrid. Especially in the weekends it's busy. The park is beautifully landscaped with a large pond where you can rent rowing boats. Exhibitions are also held there.

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La Cibeles

This is one of the most beautiful squares in Madrid. In the middle the fountain 'La Cibeles', a representation of the goddess of fertility, can be seen. Furthermore, around the square you can admire some of the most beautiful buildings of the Spanish capital.

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Bernabéu Stadium

A Mecca for many football lovers, with the exception of fans of FC Barcelona, the archrival of Real Madrid. A tour of the stadium starts with a look from the roof!

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Plaza Puerta del Sol

If you are in Madrid during New Year, you should definitely go to this square by midnight. Don't forget to bring a bunch of grapes, otherwise the new year could end badly for you...

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Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

In this museum of modern art you can admire one of the most famous Spanish paintings: Guernica by Pablo Picasso. There is also extensive attention for other Spanish greats such as Salvador Dali and Joan Miró.

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Faro de Madrid

For a nice view over the city you should visit this 92 meters high tower. This height is linked to the year 1992, when the tower was opened on the occasion of the Olympic Games in Barcelona and the title of European Capital of Culture for Madrid.

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Nightlife in Madrid

If you don't participate in the city's vibrant nightlife, you haven't really been to Madrid. At least, that's what the Madrilenians think. Each district has its own style and unique audience.

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