From the traditional hospitality establishments to the sprawling museums, every corner in this wonderful destination would uncovers a spot that would draw in tourists, like yourself.
Top 5 Things to Do in Madrid.
Now, to make things easier for you, you have to cut your list to include only the best attractions and make sure you experience as much as you can in Madrid. Here are the top 5 things to do in Madrid.
Top 5 Things to Do in Madrid
Visit the Royal Palace and the Plaza de Oriente.
One of the top tourist attractions in Madrid is the Royal Palace (Palacio Real), which is the official residence of the Royal family. But today, the family only uses it for state ceremonies, and the rest of the time is allocated to keeping it open for the public to explore.
As it is constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries, and is a monumental building, the palace is a perfect place to get a glimpse of the city’s history and culture.
Also, located at the front of the palace is the Plaza de Oriente, which is a haven of tranquility and peace. Here, you can experience some kind of natural and rejuvenating feeling, especially in its landscaped gardens.
Watch the flamenco show
Feel the passion of the flamenco show in Madrid
Do you want to experience something that is typically Spanish while in Madrid? Then, you should watch one of the flamenco shows the city is known for.
Tickets to these performances are usually sold at a range of prices and packages, so you will surely find one that suits your requirements and budget.
Now, choose one of the top flamenco show venues in the city and experience a night out that you have not had in your life.
Watch a bull fight.
Yes, it is just fine to say that you can find everything in Madrid, including the world-famous bullfighting! Despite the belief of most people that this practice is unique to the white-washed villages of Costa Blanca and Andalusia, the city of Madrid is also a great place to see a bullfight.
To make sure you see these events, you should schedule your holiday between late March and late October, which is the bullfight season.
Take the Real Madrid stadium tour
Self-guided, this tour includes seeing the panoramic view of the stadium, club’s room, pitch, Sensations Room, presidential box, players’ tunnel, press room, dressing rooms, the club’s official store, and the dugouts and technical areas.
During match days, you can book the tour until 5 hours before the game starts, and after that, you will only be allowed to visit the club’s room, the panoramic view and the trophy exhibit.
Visit the Prado Museum.
A top cultural site in Madrid and even one of the greatest art galleries in the world, the Prado Museum at the El Paseo del Prado is housed in an 18th-century Neo-Classical building and offers a dazzling display of works by the great European masters, such as Goya, Velázquez, Raphael, Bosch and Rubens.
As there are many works to see here, it would require repeat visits. But if it is one-time opportunity for you, then do not miss the most important works, including the “The Crucifixion” by Juan de Flandes, “The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest” by El Greco and “Las Meninas” by Velázquez.
Make sure you include these activities in your Madrid trip, and you can assure yourself of a more worthwhile travel experience that you will not forget!
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