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Best Things to Do in Madrid

Best Things to Do in Madrid


Museo Reina Sofia - Madrid

Museo Reina Sofia - Madrid

There are so many things to do and see in Madrid, you may want to stay an extra week or so to experience them all.

Museo del Prado - Madrid

Museo del Prado - Madrid


Your travel guide is certainly the smartest way to start, but once you begin to stroll around the city, you will discover dozens of hidden gems that the travel guides just don't have enough pages to cover!




Here we list the main things to do and see in Madrid.

  • Visit the Prado Museum
  • Visit the Royal Palace (the Palace of the Royal Family) and the largest Royal Palace in Western Europe.
  • Have a cold bottle of Mahou beer in Plaza Mayor (medieval Madrid).

    If you are a football fan, do not miss a Real Madrid F.C. football match or a visit to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium !

  • See Picasso's Guernica and the work of famous Spanish masters, such Miro and Dali in the Reina Sofía Museum
  • Tour the tapas bars around Plaza Santa Ana and Huertas
  • Stay up all night in the disco bars and watch the sunrise as you leave a club. The city really heats up at night and the frenzy continues into the wee hours of the morning.
  • Time for some shopping ? Do not miss the Gran Vía, one of Madrid's main shopping streets


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Recommended Short or 1 day excursions from Madrid

Toledo day trip

Toledo day trip

- Toledo Cathedral took over 250 years to build.
- The Alcazar is Toledo's imposing fortress.
- Synagogues of Santa Maria La Blanca and El Tránsito.
- Church of Santo Tomé houses El Greco's top masterpiece.
- San Juan de Los Reyes had been the planned burial place of the Reyes Catolicos


  • Take Day Excursion to Segovia:
    - 800m long Roman Aqueduct built during the first century BC.
    - Fairy tale Alcázar gave Walt Disney the idea for his castle in Disneyland.

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2003 - 26 Mar 2018 - 22:30
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Je voudrai découvrir Madrid en 3 J. Un plan de la ville me serait nécessaire