The best of Madrid, Spain-
These are our top ten recommendations to enjoy the best that Madrid has to offer -
Royal Palace. Madrid's most beautiful building, the largest royal palace in Western Europe.
Puerta del Sol. Madrid's most central and best known square.
Plaza Mayor. Marvellous enclosed square, perfect to sit outside and people watch.
Templo de Debod. An authentic 2nd Century BC Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid!
Madrid Cathedral. Madrid's largest and most important church.
Plaza de la Villa. Incredibly historic square, home to the 15th Century Torre de Lujanes, 16th Century Casa de Cisneros and the 17th Century Casa de la Villa.
Puerta de Alcalá. A Madrid icon, this old city gate even has a song dedicated to it!
Gran Vía. Madrid's most famous and most central street.
Plaza de Cibeles. Central square where Real Madrid celebrates championship wins and home to the Bank of Spain.
Plaza de Oriente. Beautiful square located in front of the Royal Palace.
Top things to do in Madrid
Watch flamenco. Madrid is a stage for some of the best flamenco dancers in the world. Visit a flamenco restaurant for the perfect night-
See a bullfight
Watch Real Madrid play. The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium plays host to one of the best football teams in the world.
Take an open-
Eat at the world's oldest restaurant. Botin is recognised as such in the Guinness Book of Records.
Try some tapas. The quintessential and ubiquitous Spanish food.
Take a ride on Madrid's cable car. The Teleférico gives visitors wonderful panoramic views of many of the capital's best sights & attractions.
Walk in the Park. Enjoy the wide open spaces, rose-
Go to the Rastro. Madrid's weekly flea market allows you to buy almost anything under the sun!
Try chocolate con churros. After all the activity above, you'll need to restore your energy with some chocolate con churros. What's this? Find out here...
Top 10 Museums
The Prado. One of Europe's premier art museums, the Prado is a must when visiting Madrid.
The Reina Sofia. Picasso's 'Woman in Blue' and Guernica paintings are just 2 of the highlights.
CaixaForum. A new addition to Madrid's cultural offering, includes an amazing vertical garden.
Fundación Lázaro Galdiano. Overshadowed by the famous museums listed above, but this is Madrid's hidden gem -
Museo Sorolla. The studio-
Casa Museo Lope de Vega
Archaeological Museum. The most important exhibit here is the Dama de Elche, a woman's bust from the 4th or 5th Century BC.
Naval Museum. One of the world's most important naval museums, right here in Madrid.