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  • 1

    The Prado Museum

    4.5
    111 reviews

    The Prado is one of the world's great art museums. It houses Picasso's Guernica, and Las Meninas by Velazquez, which inspired good old Picasso to re-interpret it nine times on giant canvases with various cubist twists. However, in a turn of events quite possibly orchestrated by the Spanish train system, the nine Picassos are housed in Barcelona. There is a ...

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  • 2

    Plaza Mayor

    4
    128 reviews

    Historic square in the centre of Madrid, that was apparently the place of execution of heretics in olden times. Nowadays contains some expensive looking cafes and the main tourist information office for the city

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  • 3

    Parque del Buen Retiro

    4.5
    101 reviews

    Think Central park with a spanish vibe. Lots of outdoor cafes, shady areas to take a nap, or even rent a row boat and float around the main pond in the center of the park.

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  • 4

    Palacio Real

    4.5
    110 reviews

    The royal palace of Spain is more of an Enlightenment Era structure reflecting the pretensions of modern Spain. Toledo was the medieval capital of the country and is more reminiscent of Spain's past. The great square in front of the royal palace is also bordered by a cathedral. It's a good place to sit and admire the architecture.

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  • 5

    Puerta del Sol

    4
    100 reviews

    Puerta del Sol is a large plaza that is host to some well known landmarks and monuments in Madrid - namely the Tio Pepe sign and Bear and the Madroño Tree, which is the heraldic symbol of Madrid.

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  • 6

    Market of San Miguel

    4.5
    80 reviews

    Most likely one of the most touristy feeling markets in Madrid, as it is just around the corner from Plaza Mayor and Sol (the city center), Mercado de San Miguel is still a great place to grab a bite to eat, aside from the tourist trap locations a plenty in the area.

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  • 7

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    4.5
    63 reviews

    Near the Atocha metro stop, and a short walk from the Prado. This museum is dedicated mostly to Spanish artists. The most famous painting in the collection is probably Guernica. They also have several excellent works of art by Joan Miro

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  • 8

    Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

    4.5
    61 reviews

    Home stadium of Real Madrid, and located in the Chamartin district with a capacity for 85,454 this is quite a stadium. A tour of the stadium & museum is €19 & for any soccer fan it is well worth it. Real Madrid have a proud soccer history and are one of the biggest & successful club teams in the world. ...

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  • 9

    Gran Vía

    4
    48 reviews

    A street that's always buzzing and where sleep is not an option. The Madrilenian's favourite place to be. Songs, poems, novels and even zarzuelas have been devoted to it. Even though it's about to turn one hundred, it doesn't look it! It's such a vital place that the passing of time seems to have no effect on this avenue. On ...

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  • 10

    Plaza de Espaňa

    4
    39 reviews

    The Plaza de Espana is just north of the Palacio Real in Old Madrid. The Plaza has a monument to Cervantes in the Plaza center, and you can't miss the Torre (Tower) of Madrid right next to the Plaza.

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  • 11

    Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    4.5
    30 reviews

    A very good collection from the Thyssen Bornemisza family. Particularly strong in Impressionist paintings which are not plentiful in Spain. The museum also has very good special exhibitions. The restaurant at the museum is also very good.

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  • 12

    El Rastro

    4.5
    30 reviews

    Madrid´s most traditional items can be bought, sold and enjoyed in the plaza de Cascorro and its surrounding streets A mixture of modernity and traditionalism, Madrid's flea market sets up for business around the Plaza de Cascorro. Dating back to mediaeval times, El Rastro is one of the oldest markets in Europe, yet also one of the most modern El ...

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  • 13

    Temple of Debod

    4
    32 reviews

    Египетский храм, насчитывающий более 2000 лет. Перенесен сюда с первоначального места в дар Испании за помощь в сохранении древних памятников.

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  • 14

    Palacio de Cristal

    4
    28 reviews

    Inside the retiro park Madrid

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  • 15

    Plaza de Santa Ana

    4
    27 reviews

    Young Madrid comes alive in this plaza. It has great energy and is full of cafes and bars. The focal point is the "Me" Hotel by Melia that dominates with its neon purple exterior that is so striking. Visit Plaza Santa Ana after midnight when it really comes alive.

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  • 16

    Real Jardín Botánico

    4
    27 reviews

    I love gardens in nice weather. Took a brief stroll through here on my short Madrid trip.

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  • 17

    La Fuente de Cibeles

    4
    25 reviews

    A lovely fountain you might find yourself passing by while out and about in the city. It's very beautiful at night - be careful of the traffic if you want to get close!

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  • 18

    Plaza de Toros de las Ventas

    4
    22 reviews

    Loves this Historical City!!

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  • 19

    Plaza de Colón

    3.5
    26 reviews

    Just a basic plaza with a neat looking statue in the middle. Not anything to go out of your way for...

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  • 20

    Fuente de Neptuno

    4
    22 reviews

    Fuente de Neptuno facing the Palace Hotel

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