The Spanish capital is a vibrant city full of stunning buildings that make up an unparalleled architecture. It is often said that Madrid is a city that never sleeps, with hundreds of cultural shows, timeless art collections, and an active nightlife. However, with so much activity ahead, where should we start? Discover the best attractions to see in Madrid!
Royal Palace of Madrid
This is the official residence of the Spanish monarchs, a palace that reveals the history of Spain. Currently is not inhabited by the monarchs, once its main function is to receive ceremonies and official acts of great importance. The visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid usually includes the entry in official halls that will impress you with all its decorative splendor. You will also find armor, shields, and weapons from various eras, that turned out to be one of the most important royal arsenal collections in the world. You can also visit a space that reconstructs a laboratory with numerous vials that formed the royal pharmacy. We emphasize in particular the main staircase and the royal chapel featuring important pieces of Antoni Stradivari.
This is the most important museum in Madrid and in the world. This denomination is justified by the important artistic heritage that the Prado Museum holds from its beginnings to the present day. Who has never heard of Velazquez's famous painting “Las Meninas” or Bosch's “Garden of Earthly Delights”? Imagine being able to contemplate these masterpieces live! This is not all, more renowned artists such as El Greco, Caravaggio, Durer, Rubens, and Goya offer to Prado Museum a rich collection of paintings and sculptures. Still not convinced? Discover the main reasons why you should visit Prado Museum.
Reina Sofía Museum
The Reina Sofía Museum is another relic for those who love art, especially contemporary art. It has a collection of over 22400 works by names such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Juan Miró, and Eduardo Chillida. The most famous painting of the entire museum Guernica, Picasso masterpiece. There is free admission on Sundays from 1:30 pm, enjoy it!
This museum includes works bought by Spanish State from the Thyssen-Bornemisza family. There are stakeholders who, no having any kind of artistic creation, were fundamental in the history of art, such as Thyseen, one of the last great art patrons that brought together one of the largest and most iconic works of art in the world!
The Thyssen Museum has three floors and we recommend you to start by the part that interests you the most, this museum has over 1000 works of art ranging from the Middle Ages to the late 20th century.
If you are interested in visiting Madrid's three most important museums, you can book a special pack for the Prado Museum, Reina Sofía Museum and Thyssen Museum at a special price.
Las Ventas Bullring
Las Ventas is the largest bullring in Spain and the third-largest in the world. Built-in a neomudéjar style and with hand-painted tiles, it houses the important bullfighting museum. This space dedicated to bull races has a vast collection of typical costumes, cloaks, advertising posters of different times, bullheads and a room completely dedicated to technology in audiovisual media. If you are not interested in attending a bullfighting show and would like to visit Las Ventas Bullring, you can book our tour:
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
This is the stadium of Real Madrid, one of the most acclaimed football clubs in the world. It is undoubtedly a place to visit in Madrid, whether you are a fan of this sport or not. Believe it, this is one of the most visited places in the city.
The visit to the stadium is for your own and you can visit the field, the presidential stage, the dressing room, the access tunnel, the benches, the technical area, the press room and other rooms such as the Best Club Room in History, the Sensations Room and the Photomontage Room. Sound good?
Madrid has many more places to discover, it is a city in constant motion!