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Madrid things to do & places to visit

The bright capital of Spain, the decoration of the country, where you can go shopping, spend several days studying the masterpieces of painting, stroll among historic buildings and relax in the enchanting parks.

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Things to do in Madrid 27

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See a bullfight in Madrid
Joan NaplesSee a bullfight#1 of 27 things to do in Madrid

You have a chance to see the cruel bullfighting, which is banned in many countries, from the best places on the arena.

How much: from €14#unusual#authentic#cultural#shows#antikarma#brutalLas Ventas
See flamenco in a tablao in Madrid
WALLisSee flamenco in a tablao#2 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Madrid is the capital of flamenco and you can enjoy this fiery dance in tablao, a restaurant with a stage for flamenco.

How much: from €35#authentic#cultural#showsMadrid
See the Changing of the Guard in Madrid
Eugene KrasowskiSee the Changing of the Guard#3 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Near the Royal Palace the Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place, which is definitely worth seeing!

How much: free#authentic#free#culturalRoyal Palace of Madrid
Dance on the roof of the Roof Bar in Madrid
María AlejandraDance on the roof of the Roof Bar#4 of 27 things to do in Madrid

You can have a great time in the company of locals at the terrace of The Roof bar, where you will find the coolest parties of the city.

How much: from €15#views#fun#adultThe Roof Bar
Enjoy the city view from the gallery of the Royal Palace in Madrid
Eugene KrasowskiEnjoy the city view from the gallery of the Royal Palace#5 of 27 things to do in Madrid

There is a gallery in the residence of the Kings of Spain where you can find a stunning view of Madrid.

How much: from €8#authentic#strolling#viewsRoyal Palace of Madrid
See the sunset on the observation deck of the Egyptian temple in Madrid
Harper FullerSee the sunset on the observation deck of the Egyptian temple#6 of 27 things to do in Madrid

On the terrace of the ancient Egyptian temple you will see the most beautiful sunset in Madrid.

How much: free#free#strolling#views#romanticDebod Temple
Drink coffee on the terrace with the best views of Madrid in Madrid
Maybe MeDrink coffee on the terrace with the best views of Madrid#7 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Take the lift to the terrace and you will be amazed of beauty that opens in front of you!

How much: from €4#views#romantic#selfieTartan Roof Restaurant
Have a dinner in the oldest restaurant in the world in Madrid
J CarrHave a dinner in the oldest restaurant in the world#8 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Take suckling lamb and a glass of wine in the oldest restaurant in the world.

How much: from €25#unusual#authentic#romantic#luxuryBotin Restaurant
See the procession of sheep through the city in Madrid
Kateryna PlakhotnaSee the procession of sheep through the city#9 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Every year flocks of sheep pass through the central streets, where they are greeted by the locals.

How much: free#unusual#authentic#free#animalsMadrid
Try gazpacho in Madrid
oddviserTry gazpacho#10 of 27 things to do in Madrid

In the hottest time of the year the only thing can help you against heat - the most famous Spanish cold soup gazpacho!

How much: from €4#cuisineMadrid
Walk in the Sabatini Gardens in Madrid
J CarrWalk in the Sabatini Gardens#11 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Near the Royal Palace you can relax on a bench next to the noisy fountains and green idols made of boxwood and privet.

How much: free#free#strolling#selfie#romanticSabatini Gardens
Enjoy Madrid from the roof of Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid
Maybe MeEnjoy Madrid from the roof of Circulo de Bellas Artes#12 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Use the lift, reach the roof and see the sunset on the best viewing platform.

How much: from €4#views#selfie#romanticCirculo de Bellas Artes
Walk through the rose garden in the city park in Madrid
oddviserWalk through the rose garden in the city park#13 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Take a walk through one of the largest rosaries that's annually updated with new types of flowers.

How much: free#free#strolling#natureParque del Oeste
Get on the top of the Lighthouse of Moncloa in Madrid
WALLisGet on the top of the Lighthouse of Moncloa#14 of 27 things to do in Madrid

In Madrid you will notice the Lighthouse of Moncloa - TV tower with the best observation deck at the top.

How much: from €3#strolling#viewsLighthouse of Moncloa
Have a picnic on the Square of Spain in Madrid
Kateryna PlakhotnaHave a picnic on the Square of Spain#15 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Go on a picnic in the heart of Madrid, the Square of Spain, which is surrounded by fountains and statues.

How much: free#free#romanticSquare of Spain
Try tortilla in Madrid
AbarraneTry tortilla#16 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Order tortilla with potatoes, eggs and onions in a local restaurant for a breakfast and feel yourself like a real Spaniard.

How much: from €10#cuisineMadrid
Try churros in Madrid
oddviserTry churros#17 of 27 things to do in Madrid

You should to follow the example of Spanish at breakfast and try churros - delicious choux based snack.

How much: from €4#cuisine#souvenirsMadrid
Find zero kilometer on Puerta del Sol in Madrid
J CarrFind zero kilometer on Puerta del Sol#18 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Find the center of Madrid, where all the Spanish roads start.

How much: free#free#strolling#selfiePuerta del Sol
Try tapas in Madrid
AbarraneTry tapas#19 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Pass from one bar in Madrid to another, order in each of them a beer or a glass of wine and try the traditional snack tapas.

How much: price unknown#cuisineMadrid
Try Cocido Madrileño in Madrid
oddviserTry Cocido Madrileño#20 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Try the pearl of Madrid cuisine - a dish which is served in three phases and has several kinds of meat and sausages that give it a special taste.

How much: from €20#cuisineMadrid
Try sangria in Madrid
Кристина НестеренкоTry sangria#21 of 27 things to do in Madrid

The best beverage in Spain is made from wine and fruits. It chills during the heat in summer and can warm you in winter.

How much: from €1#cuisineMadrid
See Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid
klia baloSee Puerta de Alcalá#22 of 27 things to do in Madrid

In the Independence Square, in the heart of Madrid, you will see the calling card of this city - the monumental gate.

How much: free#free#strollingAlcalá Gate
Ride cable car Teleferico in Madrid
oddviserRide cable car Teleferico#23 of 27 things to do in Madrid

Use the quickest way to see the whole city center of Madrid - ride the Teleferico cable car over the sightseeing places.

How much: from €4.20#views#attractionsTibidabo mountain
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Places to visit in Madrid 17

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Royal Palace of Madrid in Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid#1 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

The residence of the Kings of Spain, where you can look at the decoration of the luxurious rooms, see works of famous painters, and once a month see the changing of the guard.

#palaces#sightsMadrid
Las Ventas in Madrid
Las Ventas#2 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

Las Ventas bullring is one of the biggest and most famous bullring in the world, all bullfighters in the world want to be on this arena.

#bullrings#stadiumsMadrid
The Roof Bar in Madrid
The Roof Bar#3 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

The bar is located at the top of the hotel Melia and is considered bohemian place where you can meet the "golden youth" of Madrid and find the coolest parties in town.

#barsMadrid
Puerta del Sol in Madrid
Puerta del Sol#4 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

The central area of the city where is a zero kilometer, all roads of Madrid begin, and where is a symbol of the city - the bear with strawberry tree.

#squares#sightsMadrid
Tartan Roof Restaurant in Madrid
Tartan Roof Restaurant#5 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

The restaurant on the roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes with incredible views of Madrid and the excellent cuisine of different countries.

#restaurants#terracesMadrid
Debod Temple in Madrid
Debod Temple#6 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

The unique building for Spain, which was built in Egypt about 2000 years ago and was dedicated to the goddess Isis. Now it is located in the West Park.

#temples#sightsMadrid
Botin Restaurant in Madrid
Botin Restaurant#7 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

The oldest restaurant in the world, where worked as a waiter Goya, and at one table wrote books Ernest Hemingway.

#restaurants#sightMadrid
Sabatini Gardens in Madrid
Sabatini Gardens#8 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

Located on the site of the former stables, the gardens are made in French style, and considered to be a decoration of the Royal Palace.

#gardens#parks#sightsMadrid
Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid
Circulo de Bellas Artes#9 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

It is located on the main street of Madrid - Gran Via, this building is not very popular among traveler and not all inhabitants of Madrid are aware of its existence.

#museums#galleriesMadrid
Lighthouse of Moncloa in Madrid
Lighthouse of Moncloa#10 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

A notable TV tower is hundred meters high and provides the best views of the city from its observation deck.

#towers#viewpointsMadrid
Square of Spain in Madrid
Square of Spain#11 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

This is the main square of Madrid, the largest square in Spain and the place where the most beautiful buildings of the city are located.

#squares#sightsMadrid
Parque del Oeste in Madrid
Parque del Oeste#12 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

In Oeste Park, in front of the Plaza of Spain, you can ride a cable car, stroll among the roses and see the Egyptian temple that was built 4 centuries ago.

#parksMadrid
Alcalá Gate in Madrid
Alcalá Gate#13 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

Combining baroque and neoclassicism, the gate in the Independence Square in Madrid has been one of the most beautiful sights of the city for a long time.

#monuments#sightsMadrid
Retiro Park in Madrid
Retiro Park#14 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

In past it was a favorite place of aristocracy, now it is a favorite vacation spot of Madrid citizens, where you can have a picnic.

#parksMadrid
Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid
Plaza de Cibeles#15 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

The bright and huge square of Madrid, it is surrounded by palaces that close from prying eyes the gorgeous fountain Cibeles.

#squares#sightsMadrid
Crystal Palace in Madrid
Crystal Palace#16 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

Elegant palace of glass, right in the middle of the Retiro Park, has been a must visit place for travelers to Madrid for 2000 years.

#palaces#sightsMadrid
The Jamon Museum
The Jamon Museum (coming soon)#17 of 17 places to visit in Madrid

A unique museum in Madrid where you can taste all the exhibits and even buy ones that you liked the most for your dinner :)

#museumsMadrid

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