You’ve purchased your airline tickets and booked your hotels for your trip, so the next item on your checklist is going to be to figure out what sites there are to see once you get there.
As the capital of Spain, Madrid is a must-see for visitors, whether it is your first visit, or a return trip.
The city offers a wide range of sites to see, including:
- Prado Museum – One of the finest art collections in the world. For more information, click here
- Royal Palace – Built on Madrid’s highest point, it is used today for state receptions. For more information, click here
- Plaza Mayor – Built in the 17th C., it is the main square in the heart of “old Madrid”
- Retiro Park – Beautiful 321 acre park with a large lake located in central Madrid. For more information, click here
- Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – An outstanding collection of western art, housed in a 17th C. palace. For more information, click here
- Reina Sofia Museum – Collection of Spanish contemporary art, and showcase for Picasso’s famous Guernica painting. For more information, click here
- Lázaro Galdiano Museum – A gem of a museum with 15th C. hand-woven vestments, 16th C. Limoges crystal, Byzantine jewelry, paintings by Spanish masters and other treasured objects from a private collection. For more information, click here
- Museo Sorolla – Elegant townhouse that was the former home and studio of painter Joaquín Sorolla. For more information, click here
- Panteón de Goya – Dubbed Goya’s Sistine Chapel, the artist’s tomb is adorned with elaborate frescoes
- El Rastro – Spain’s largest flea market, near the Plaza Cascorro, is a short walk from the Plaza Mayor
Book a private tour! You may want to consider booking a private tour with an English-speaking guide. Your personal guide can provide you with information on the city and its historic sites. For more information, click here.
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