What to do
What to do
There is a well-known saying: From Madrid to Heaven! ... and it’s a fact that the capital of Spain stands out for its beauty, history, culture and tradition. There are many things to see and do in Madrid, a city that can suit all tastes and budgets. Among the tourist routes of Madrid, we would recommend the following:
There are countless places to see in Madrid. In just a short walk along the popular avenue, Gran Vía, we come across Buildings, Squares and Monuments of extraordinary beauty, such as the Metropolis Building, which draws the attention of every passer-by, and close by, the Bank of Spain Building and Cibeles Square, a compulsory site for photos! Some of the places you have to visit include:
MUSEUM-HOPPING IN MADRID
Art lovers have an unmissable date with the “ Golden Triangle of Art ” on Paseo del Prado, which has to be on their list of things to see and do in Madrid. The triangle comprises the three world-renowned galleries: the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre. Other visits that might be added include: the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Sorolla Museum, the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the National Archaeological Museum.
Madrid has many charming sites, monuments, squares and corners that should be included in any tourist route of the city. Some of the highlights, given their beauty and history, include the following: Cibeles Square, Puerta de Alcalá, Puerta del Sol with its famous statue of the “Oso y el Madroño” (the Bear and the Strawberry Tree), the Monument to Christopher Columbus, Neptune Square and the Cervantes Monument located in the Plaza de España. Visits to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium or the San Miguel Market are other ways you can feel like a true local.
PARKS WITH CHARM
If you’re looking to spend a relaxing afternoon in natural surroundings, Madrid offers a variety of wonderful parks. The Retiro Park, declared a Site of Cultural Interest, stands out as one of the main tourist attractions. In addition to its natural beauty, with more than 15,000 trees, it offers culture, leisure and a perfect environment for sporting activities. It is also home to important architectural monuments, including the Great Lake, the Crystal Palace and the Velázquez Palace, which are used as exhibition halls, as well as numerous sculptures of great artistic value. El Capricho Park, Europe Park or La Quinta de los Molinos are other good options to visit, the latter situated just opposite our Elba Madrid.
SHOPPING IN MADRID
It’s impossible to be in Madrid and not go shopping. There’s a wide range of shopping possibilities and areas, ranging from small traditional shops to large department stores and shopping centres. A walk along Serrano Street in the well-known Salamanca District is a must, as is discovering Madrid’s “Golden Mile” where the world’s leading fashion brands are gathered. If you prefer to make discount purchases from leading labels, then the Las Rozas Village Outlet offers the best brands at very competitive prices. For those who prefer street markets, there’s nothing more traditional than heading to the Rastro flea market, declared Cultural Heritage of the People of Madrid.
Madrid never sleeps!... This world-famous phrase reflects the wide variety of leisure options and long opening hours that night-time Madrid offers to suit all tastes. Pubs, Clubs, Concert Venues, Cinemas and Theatres, Restaurants of all kinds, high quality shows including extraordinary Musicals in the theatres of the famous avenue, Gran Vía, and Flamenco Shows that offer visitors a very enjoyable evening, and a taste of the best in Spanish culture.