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Madrid Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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The Spanish capital, Madrid, is a sensational city for nightlife lovers, gourmets, art lovers, and football fans alike. Take a Madrid tour, or jump on the hop-on hop-off bus to get a feel for the city.  

Day 1: Art & Culture

Spain’s most magnificent art museum, El Museo del Prado, features a rich collection of Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco, and covers everything from Bosch to Botticelli. Madrid City sightseeing tours and city passes include free entry to the Prado. The Centro de Arte Reina Sofia contains fantastic cubist works, Miró, Dali, and Kandinsky, and Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica. The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza collection includes Van Gogh, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and pop art.

Marvel at the splendor of grand Palacio Real (Royal Palace), with lush gardens on all sides. In the evening you'll be ready to indulge in the essentials of Spain: tapas, wine, and flamenco.

Day 2: Football, Bullfights, and Nightlife

Stroll in the former Royal Park El Retiro, and football fans take a pilgrimage to Santiago Bernabeu Real Madrid stadium. Bullfighting takes place at the grand Plaza de Toros Monumental de Las Ventas  on Sunday evenings. La Casa Botín is the oldest restaurant on earth, and its cochinillo (suckling pig) is legendary. The nightlife in Madrid is like nowhere else – the vibe starts around 2am and keeps going until dawn. 

Day 3: Day Trips from Madrid

Madrid is an excellent base for day trips to discover the rich history of this beautiful Spanish region. El Escorial  is arguably Spain’s most impressive royal site, travel through the legendary country of Don Quixote to the medieval city of Cordoba. Built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River the Andalusian capital, Seville bursts with joy and activity. Granada has a distinctly Arab influence with the amazing architecture of the Alhambra. Once the Spanish capital, Toledo is filled with amazing medieval architecture and Museo El Greco, widely considered to be the finest Spanish artist of all time. The Roman-built aqueduct is Segovia's most iconic image, while the Alcazar, a beautiful 11th-century medieval fort, is lavishly decorated inside with incredible views from the top of the tower.

Tours & Tickets

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Toledo Half-Day or Full-Day Trip from Madrid

4 star rating: Recommended 1234 Reviews

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 5 or 8 hours

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Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 547 Reviews

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $51.67
From USD $118.00
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Royal Palace Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 181 Reviews

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $45.82

Spanish Wine Tour from Madrid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $126.01
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