Attractions in Madrid Spain



With such an abundance of Attractions in Madrid Spain you re sure to have a great time whilst in this charming capital.

Read over this brief description to learn a little about the place - and discover links at the end of the page leading to further information about this wonderful city.




Attractions in Madrid Spain - Pleasure

Shopoholics will adore the bustling Gran Via ... Madrid s shopping centers ... large department stores like el Corte Ingl s ... the designer shops ...

Children will love the Zoo-Aquarium ... Faunia Theme Park ... Wax Museum ... Amusement Park ... Warner Bros-Madrid Theme Park ...

And you ll all love the night-life! Cinemas, theaters, nightclubs, restaurants, flamenco, ballet, opera ... the choice is yours!


Attractions in Madrid Spain - Famous Sights

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So many sensational sights await you - do it on an open-top tour bus if you like! (I m talking about sight-seeing ...)

The Palacio Real or Royal Palace has been the official residence of the Spanish Royal Monarchy in Madrid since 1764. Nowadays, however, they only use it for the occasional state function.

Across its courtyard is the Royal Armoury and - close by - the beautiful Sabatini Gardens and Cathedral of Almudena, where Prince Felipe recently married his true love.

The Plaza Mayor is a huge square of 3-storey buildings constructed in 1617 with a statue of Felipe III on horeseback gracing its center.

The Puerta de Alcal - located in the middle of the Plaza de la Independencia - is on the calle de Alcal , where you will also find the Fine Arts Museum and Casino.

At the other end of the street is the Puerta del Sol.

Moving along to the Plaza Col n, encounter monuments dedicated to Colombus and his travels.

In this square are the Gardens of Discovery, towered over by huge blocks of stone, inscribed with details of Colombus travels.


Attractions in Madrid Spain - Museums

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Who hasn t heard of the Prado Museum? It houses the world s greatest collection of Spanish paintings.

Two other museums well worth a visit are Museo Thyseen-Bornemisza in Palacio de Villahermosa, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sof a - the latter displaying Picasso s renowned Guernica. You ll find a concise Pablo Picasso biography here.


Attractions in Madrid Spain - Parks & Fountains

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Meander round Madrid s pleasant parks - the huge, 12-hectare Parque del Buen Retiro with its two palaces and central lake.

Refresh yourself at its fountains - la Cibeles in the central Plaza de la Cibeles ... Fountain of Neptune close to the Prado Museum.


Attractions in Madrid Spain - Barajas Airport

Barajas is Madrid s main international airport - find advice on getting a flight there here.

But how to find your way from the airport to Madrid center?

- Taxi - Should cost around 20-30 euros to the center.

Make sure the meter is running and ask approximate price before starting off. Madrid taxi-drivers are notorious for over-charging!

- Underground/Subway - Line 8 for center - Nuevos Ministerios stop.

- Bus - Number 89 for Plaza Col n. Number 101 Canillejas. There is also a shuttle bus.


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