We Know: 10 Best Things to See in Madrid
There is so much to see in Madrid, but here is the best of the best:
Madrid is known as the home of some of the best flamenco dancing in the world. Shows are usually enjoyed as a part of an evening meal. Location - many bars and taverns around Madrid. Cost-varies.
A bullfight at the main bullring in Madrid, called Las Ventas is truly cultural and historic experience. It is located in Alcal‡ street, Metro: Las Ventas. Cost-Ranges from 1.5 to 100 euros.
3. Prado Museum
The Prado Museum is one of the world's premier art museums. Located at Paseo del Prado s/n. Cost-6 euros.
4. Palacio Real
The former royal residence, Palacio Real is home to an amazing collection of artwork. The palace also has an opulent collection of furniture, tapestries in rooms of varied architectural significance. The palace is located at C. Bailén s/n. Cost-8 euros.
5. Plaza Colón
No trip to Madrid would be complete without a stop at the Plaza Colón. A statue of explorer Christopher Columbus is at the center of the square. The city's premier shopping is adjacent. Metro: Plaza Colón. Cost-Free!
6. Open-Top Bus Tour
An open-top bus tour is a great way to see Madrid. These hop-on-hop off tours take you to all of the major tourist destinations and are easy to use. Located at multiple points around the city. Cost-One day pass is around 10 euros.
7. Plaza Santa Ana
The Plaza Santa Ana is a great place to start off a day of sightseeing. Located in the historic theatre district after viewing the sights you can continue on for some of the best nightlife in Madrid. Located at Plaza de Santa Ana s/n. Cost-Free.
Visitors to Madrid during one of the fiestas are in for a special treat. The city comes alive at these times with street festivals, performances, concerts and more. Check with the tourist board for dates, locations and costs.
Held on Sundays, the Rastro Market is one of the world's oldest flea markets. The lively street market begins near the cathedral. Cost-entrance is free!
10. The Madrid City Walls
Dating back to the ninth century, the original city walls of Madrid, are still viewable. There are a walls built by Islamic Arabs and then later walls built by Christians. Located at Cuesta de la Vega, s/n. Cost-Free!