Madrid Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Plaza Mayor

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2188 Reviews

Today this central square is a popular meeting place for tourists and locals, but Plaza Mayor’s history goes back to the early 17th century during King Felipe ...  Read more

Segovia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1961 Reviews

Just 50 mi (80 km) north of Madrid, Segovia transports you back to a distant time in history. From its ancient Roman aqueduct to its 13th century castle, this ...  Read more

Gran Vía

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1500 Reviews

Lined with high-end shops, restaurants, and bars of all types, Gran Via cuts through the heart of Madrid. The bustling street comes alive at night when locals ...  Read more

El Escorial

4 star rating: Recommended 683 Reviews

Commissioned by King Felipe II as a testament to Spain's devout Catholic faith, El Escorial was built in the 16th century after the French were defeated in ...  Read more

Royal Palace (Palacio Real)

4 star rating: Recommended 544 Reviews

Madrid's Royal Palace (also known as the Palacio Real or Palacio de Oriente) is a beautiful baroque structure with approximately 3,000 rooms, making it one of ...  Read more

Prado Museum (Museo del Prado)

4 star rating: Recommended 391 Reviews

The Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) houses one of the finest art collections in the world, specializing in European art from the 12th to 19th centuries. ...  Read more

Parque del Buen Retiro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 223 Reviews

Parque del Buen Retiro - or Park of the Pleasant Retreat - is Madrid's most expansive park and landmark, covering 1.4 km2 (350 acres). Known locally as just ...  Read more

Corral de la Morería

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

As one of Spain’s most famous tablaos (flamenco clubs), the Corral de la Morería in Madrid has been producing flamboyant and moving flamenco performances ...  Read more

La Latina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Located in the center of the city, La Latina is one of the most authentic neighborhoods in Madrid. Medieval roads wind around Plaza de la Cebada and Plaza ...  Read more

Paseo de la Castellana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Chances are that on your visit to Madrid you’ll cross over the Paseo de la Castellana — or an extension of it — at some point. That’s because it’s the city’s ...  Read more

Plaza de Espana

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1871 Reviews

Located at the end of one of Madrid's busiest streets, Plaza de España forms the western base of Gran Vía. Its borders are also delineated by two of ...  Read more

Puerta del Sol

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1662 Reviews

As the central hub of Madrid, the Puerta del Sol makes a popular starting point for sightseeing tours of the city, with a vast number of hotels, hostels and ...  Read more

Temple of Debod (Templo de Debod)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1662 Reviews

The Temple of Debod, an Egyptian temple built in the fourth century BC, stands in Madrid’s Parque de la Montaña near Plaza de España. While it may ...  Read more

Almudena Cathedral

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1447 Reviews

The Almudena Cathedral is the official Cathedral of Madrid and is dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena. Taking over a century to complete, the Almudena is one ...  Read more

Alcalá Gate (Puerta de Alcalá)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1144 Reviews

The Puerta de Alcalá - or Alcalá Gate - stands in the center of the Plaza de la Independencia - Independence Square - and just outside of the Parque ...  Read more

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