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The 10 Must-See Places in Madrid

Discover the 10 must-see places to visit in Madrid on your trip to the city. Get to know the city with the best Free Tours and unique experiences.

We discover the 10 must-see places in Madrid that you can't miss. The city that never sleeps is perfect for exploring its streets, getting lost in lively and cultural neighborhoods, visiting museums or relaxing in its green areas. If you want to know its main attractions you need at least 3 days in the city.

One of the best ways to discover the 10 must-see places in Madrid is to take a Free Tour:

These are our 10 must-see places in Madrid:

1. Puerta del Sol

The main square of Madrid, where is located the famous "Kilometer 0" of Spain. Here you will also find the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, the Tio Pepe sign, or the post office from where every New Year's Eve the chimes are given.

2. Plaza Mayor

Surrounded by arcades and three-story brick buildings, it is the perfect place to enjoy a break in its bars and terraces. Also if you visit the city at Christmas, you can not miss the Christmas market.

3. Gran Via

It is the most famous street in Madrid due to its large theaters, clothing stores and large buildings such as Telefonica or the Metropolis Building. 

4. Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral

The Royal Palace or Palacio de Oriente is one of the largest in the world, of Classicist Baroque style and is the official residence of the Head of State. Opposite the Patio de Armas is the Almudena Cathedral, the entrance is free and its style is a mixture of Neoclassical and Neo-Gothic.

5. Temple of Debod

It is an Egyptian temple and this was a gift from Egypt to Spain in 1968. It is the ideal place to enjoy a wonderful sunset.

6. Retiro Park and Puerta de Alcalá

It is now a monumental gate, formerly was one of the 5 access gates to the city of Madrid. At the foot of the Puerta de Alcala begins the Retiro Park recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the lung of Madrid and Madrid's park par excellence, where you can take a boat ride on the lake, take a coffee on the terraces or see all its sculptures, monuments and buildings.

7. Malasaña

The most alternative neighborhood of the city, where the most modern and the underground of Madrid meet. This neighborhood is associated with the cultural movement of the 80's, the "Movida Madrileña".

8. Chueca

The neighborhood par excellence of diversity, internationally known for its atmosphere and nightlife. It is one of the most fashionable areas due to its stores, bars and cultural offer.

9. Cibeles Square

It limits the districts of Centro, Retiro and Salamanca, in the center the Fuente de Cibeles. In this square is located the City Hall of Madrid, the Bank of Spain, the Buenavista Palace and the Casa de America.

10. Prado Museum

It is one of the most important museums in the world and also one of the most visited, is the most important cultural institution in Spain. In it you can find works by Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco among others.


In addition, Madrid offers a multitude of experiences to make your trip an experience you will never forget:

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