10 amazing places to visit in Madrid
Madrid is a city with a number of tourist attractions and entertainment facilities to visit and enjoy alone or in the company of friends.
1. El Retiro Park
The Retiro Park is one of the main attractions of the city of Madrid. With a surface of 125 hectares and more than 15,000 trees, this park has numerous spaces for different activities. It has a main lake for boating, numerous art galleries, and different green spaces to relax and enjoy nature.
2. Circulo de Bellas Artes and Casa Suecia Rooftops
These rooftops are incredible places to go to see the sunset over downtown Madrid while enjoying a drink. With good music and an energizing atmosphere, it is an ideal place to spend a Friday evening.
3. Plaza Mayor
This historic Plaza of Madrid's culture is located in the old Habsburgs district, also close to Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace. Once whitness of different historical moments in the country, it is now a beautiful place where to enjoy some tapas in one of its numerous terraces. Very close to the square you will also find the "Mercado de San Miguel" where you will admire its architecture, and enjoy its ambience and its variety of deli tapas and pinchos.
4. Temple of Debod
This original temple was brought piece by piece from Egypt and around it has a beautiful park from which you can see a sunset with stunning views.
5. Gran Vía
This main street has been part of the city since the early XXth century. It has beautiful buildings on its sides and is ideal for a walk while admiring the architecture and visiting the shops. It is also known for its entertaiment venues, where most of Madrid's musical shows are performed.
6. Triangle of Museums
The Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums are world renowned and you can walk from one to the other. Dive into the art of different iconic artists by visiting them.
7. Malasaña Neighborhood
This neighborhood is a great place to go bar-hopping since it is full of different bars, each with its own identity. A great way to meet people or create new memories with friends.
8. Royal Palace
The original residence of Spanish royalty, this palace is now used for ceremonies and official events. It is open to the public to enjoy the beautiful architecture and art. It also has the beautiful Sabatini gardens next to it.
9. Botanical Garden
This impressive garden has flowers of all kinds of varieties and contains a collection of bonsai trees. Ideal place for walking alone or on a romantic evening.
10. Madrid Rio Park
This park is one of the largest in Madrid, it has several playgrounds, extensive bridges with views, and many paths for cycling.