Tag: Madrid attractions

Aquópolis San Fernando Madrid

| March 11, 2012

Aquópolis San Fernando aqua park is to the south east of Madrid. Don’t miss the Kamikaze, two water slides on which you can reach speeds of up to 40 km/hour. Continue Reading

Safari Madrid

| February 21, 2012

Based on a project designed by Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, this nature reserve is a different way of seeing animals in danger of extinction. Animals do not suffer from the effect of captivity since they have vast natural spaces that resemble their natural habitat. Hence, the high reproduction levels, without any artificial manipulation. Continue Reading

Parque Warner Madrid

| February 16, 2012

One of the most comprehensive and avant-garde parks in Europe, it has all the services and leisure time offer needed to suit everyone’s taste. Warner Park is designed as a dynamic, imaginative and richly varied scenario inviting everyone to discover the excitement and world of Hollywood films. Continue Reading

Aquópolis Madrid

| February 16, 2012

The best thing to do when the summer comes is to combine water, sun, the open air and fun in a water park. Water, as the driver of attractions, moves visitors on through exciting and unexpected surprises – opaque slides with turns, bends, falls and inclines, and for very sporting visitors, areas full of plenty of activities. And for those that wish to take a break, swimming pools with sea-like rolling waves. Continue Reading

Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

| February 16, 2012

It is the only one in Europe that holds within the same space a Zoo, a Dolphinarium, an Aquarium, an Aviary and other facilities such as a pavilion called “Mysterious Nature”, where the visitor can see reptiles, amphibians and fish, or “The Small Farm”, with domestic farm animals. Continue Reading

Parque de Atracciones de Madrid

| February 16, 2012

It is the most comprehensive and modern amusement park in the city of Madrid, with over 40 attractions located in the different areas within the park, where every visitor can find the amusement ride they like best. From challenging Big Dippers to a quiet walk through a natural landscape or areas specially designed for the youngest. Continue Reading

Madrid tourist attractions

| January 26, 2012

Madrid has a long and complex history. Center of power of a monarchy that for centuries ruled half the world, it is now one of the major tourist spots of Europe. Once ground zero of the Spanish Inquisition it is now best known for its zestful nightclubs, outstanding shopping centers and life-celebrating art. Continue Reading

Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Museum

| January 5, 2012

The name may be a challenge for English speakers, but Madrid’s newest art museum is very easy to love for individuals of any nationality. Drawn from the possessions collected over generations of a wealthy family, the contents form one of the greatest gatherings of paintings in the world. Continue Reading

Madrid, San Francisco Basilica

| December 30, 2011

The church of San Francisco is one of Madrid’s most important buildings and offers a fascinating tour. With a dome larger than that of St. Paul’s Cathedral it is an architectural marvel. Filled with paintings and sculpture, it is also an art lover’s treat. Continue Reading

Madrid Puerta del Sol

| December 16, 2011

Spanish for ‘Gate of the Sun’, Puerta del Sol is one of Madrid’s most popular tourist destinations. At its center lies the paving slab just outside the Casa de Correos that marks the spot from which radiates the six main highways traversing Spain. It is a good point from which to begin to explore this delightful part of the city. Continue Reading

Madrid Prado Museum

| December 10, 2011

One of the most visited tourist spots in Madrid, the Prado Museum is home to over 7,000 paintings. Though the emphasis is heavily on the three most famous Spanish masters – Goya, Velzquez and El Greco – there are major and minor masterpieces from dozens of other artists. Continue Reading

Madrid Card

| December 7, 2011

Madrid is crammed with art galleries, museums, royal palaces, flamenco shows…and you’ll see them all with the Madrid Card and save money! Choose between a 1-day, 2-day or 3-day pass, and gain prioritized access to Madrid’s big four attractions: the Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum. Continue Reading

Madrid Royal Palace

| December 6, 2011

Second only to Versailles in size and splendor, the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) in Madrid is an architectural marvel and a treasure trove. Nearly three thousand rooms, with 240 balconies and over forty staircases, this magnificent work is one of Madrid’s major tourist attractions. Continue Reading

Madrid Plaza Mayor

| December 2, 2011

The Plaza Mayor remains one of Madrid’s chief tourist attractions. Though called by many names over the centuries and subject to several fires, it retains its allure. The reasons are not hard to find. While not an architectural work of art, the plaza is one of the best places in Madrid to relax and watch the blend of citizen and visitor. Continue Reading

Madrid Retiro Park

| December 2, 2011

While Parque del Buen Retiro (at about 300 acres) is much smaller than New York’s Central Park (840 acres) it is nonetheless magnificent. Filled with beautiful sculpture and monuments, a peaceful lake and host to a variety of events, it is rightfully one of Madrid’s premier attractions. Continue Reading

Madrid Biblioteca Nacional

| November 28, 2011

Going to a library isn’t most tourists idea of a good time. But if you visit Madrid and don’t stop in to the Biblioteca Nacional for at least an hour you’ll be missing out on one of the city’s finest attractions. Continue Reading

What to do in Madrid

| November 4, 2011

Madrid has something for everyone: a student of history, an art lover, an outdoor enthusiast, or a simple tourist. It has a number of art galleries and museums, palaces and parks. A walk down the many plazas is an enriching experience and the best means of absorbing the essence of the old city. Finally, the nightlife is among Europe’s best. Continue Reading

Queen Sofia Art Center Madrid

| September 24, 2011

Located at Calle Santa Isabel 52, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is just the ticket for fans of Picasso, Miro, Solana and other notable Spanish artists. A relatively young museum, established in 1991, the Queen Sofia contains hundreds of works by dozens of artists, including the famed Guernica by Picasso. As a result it is now ranked among the most important collections in modern art in Europe. Continue Reading

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