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How to see a bullfight in MadridHow to see flamenco in a tablao in MadridHow to enjoy the city view from the gallery of the Royal Palace in MadridHow to see the Changing of the Guard in MadridHow to dance on the roof of the Roof Bar in MadridHow to see the sunset on the observation deck of the Egyptian temple in MadridHow to see the procession of sheep through the city in Madrid27 things to doin 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.
The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) is considered to be the residence of the Kings of Spain, but they come here extremely rare - only during official receptions. So the palace invites you to look at the lifestyle of kings with a guided tour.
The main entrance to the Royal Palace of Madrid is located on the southern facade, overlooking the Armory Square (Plaza de la Armería). Every first Wednesday of the month, the solemn changing of the guard is held here. Also the carriage with a king and a queen enters here, when they have a planned reception at the palace.
Inside the Royal Palace of Madrid there are about 50 rooms opened for tourists. Here you can see the frescoes made by Velazquez, El Greco, Rubens and Caravaggio. Particularly interesting is the weapons room, which houses a large collection of weapons and armor of the Kings of Spain.
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Walk in the Sabatini Gardens
Near the Royal Palace you can relax on a bench next to the noisy fountains and green idols made of boxwood and privet.FREE13
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Circulo de Bellas Artes
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.12
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.22
Puerta del Sol
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.18
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.14
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.15
Plaza de Cibeles
The bright and huge square of Madrid, it is surrounded by palaces that close from prying eyes the gorgeous fountain Cibeles.1
Tartan Roof Restaurant
The restaurant on the roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes with incredible views of Madrid and the excellent cuisine of different countries.15
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.4
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.3
The oldest restaurant in the world, where worked as a waiter Goya, and at one table wrote books Ernest Hemingway.13
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.2
Square of Spain
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.10