Tag: Madrid attractions

Madrid Prado Museum

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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.

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Madrid Card

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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.

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Madrid Royal Palace

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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.

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Madrid Plaza Mayor

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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 […]

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Madrid Retiro Park

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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.

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Madrid Biblioteca Nacional

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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.

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What to do in Madrid

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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 […]

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Queen Sofia Art Center Madrid

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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 […]

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