Spain is a beautiful destination to travel, and its capital city Madrid is popular for being much more than that. In fact, there are many amazing tourist spots in the big city; given below are a few places that you must explore when on a Madrid tour to have the best and memorable experience.
Visit Big Museums and Small Galleries
Madrid’s Art Triangle is a must-visit for any visitor touring this city. The Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Museo del Prado, and the Reina Sofía are the three vertices that make up the Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art. Small galleries like the Elena Ochoa’s Ivorypress are the best alternatives if you don’t want to get tired walking through the big halls of the huge museums.
Take in the City’s Best Views
From the rooftop terrace at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in C/Alcalá, you can see the beauty of the whole city and its green spaces, famous monuments, great avenues, and the city’s biggest skyscrapers, the Cuatro Torres. This is also an ideal place to have a drink and enjoy watching the sunset.
Tour the City’s Parks
Madrid has a lot of green spaces, and the biggest of all is the Casa de Campo, with an area of around 1700 hectares. This park is house to a large lake where you can see small boats; local schools practice kayaking here for competitions. There is also the Madrid zoo, a funfair, sports facilities, a youth hostel, and a few places for events and concerts in the park.
The Paseo de la Castellana
The Paseo de la Castellana is the axis that passes through the city from North to south along the Paseo de Recoletos and the Paseo del Prado. Here, you can find the city’s financial center, exclusive hotels, and shops, and the most visited stadium in Spain, the Santiago Bernabéu, that is home to the Real Madrid Football Club.
Go Treasure Hunting in El Rastro
C/Ribera de Curtidores located in the Embajadores neighborhood is the place where you can have a great shopping experience. The EI Rastro, the most famous and oldest flea market in the city, has dozens of stalls selling second-hand clothes, jewelry, vinyl records, and many more.
After visiting all the above places, get to the Golden Mile in Madrid, which is the best place to buy attires from exclusive brands and boutiques like Loewe, Armani, Prada, Adolfo Domínguez, Roberto Verino, and many more. If you are more of a budget-conscious person, head over to C/Fuencarral to shop at an affordable price.