Known as the capital of Spain, Madrid is a metropolitan area which has a high influence of media, science, arts, culture, education, environment, politics, entertainment and sports all over the world. It is the most visited city of Spain packed with modern and cultural attractions. Make your vacation amazing and stunning with the experience of hot summers and cool winters. Without visiting Madrid, you will never have a real taste of Spain. Madrid promises to offer an enchanting and exciting charm of atmosphere with constant buzz of numerous activities. Historical monuments, art museums, endless array of masterpieces and architectural views keep tourists busy in the world of art and culture.
PRADO NATIONAL MUSEUM
Opened as a museum in 1819, the Prado comprises the largest art collections in the world and is best known for its diverse assortment of works. It is located in the central Madrid with variety of paintings and sculptures. Buy Prado National Museum tickets for 15 Euro either online or from ticket center. You can visit the site from Monday to Saturday (10am to 7pm). Prado National Museum remains closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25.
RETIRO PARK (PARQUE DEL RETIRO)
Retiro Park is a peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake. Being famous, it was originally created as a retreat for the Royal Family. Both locals and tourists enjoy very special gardens every now and then. It is a magnificent park which is filled with beautiful sculpture and monuments, galleries and a peaceful lake. Additionally, it also hosts to a variety of events. You can rent a rowboat for a few euros and paddle around the lake. Book hotel Retiro Park Madrid and enjoy the scenery, park remains open to the public every day of the year.
MERCADO SAN MIGUEL
Mercado de San Miguel has become one of the liveliest culinary spots in the city. Try house vermouth, a glass of wine, or taste Sherries. Dont miss the mouth-watering displays of cava, stuffed sea urchins, chocolate, caviar, gulas and many more. You can visit Mercado San Miguel from Monday to Sunday. Here, you can enjoy several food varieties from 30 different vendors. Baked goods, champagne, wine and beer are the major attractions of the site.
PLAZA DE CIBELES
Popularized as a Madrid icon, Plaza de Cibeles is the monumental Cibeles Fountain which is located in the heart of the city. Designed by Ventura Rodriguez and sculpted in 1782, it originally stood facing the fountain that provides water to the local population but later it was moved to the Centre of the square. Just book hotel Plaza de Cibeles Madrid and enjoy the beauty of the place.
GATEWAY OF THE SUN (PUERTA DEL SOL)
Comprised of restaurants, shops, spurting fountains, and lots of people; Gateway of the Sun is the best place to rest your feet after a long day of touring in the heart of Madrid. The area is always crowded, especially at night time. You will find Madrids hottest bars and nightclubs to enjoy citys life and vibrancy. No doubt, it is a great destination to people-watch considering the concentration of street performers and protesters.
ROYAL PALACE OF MADRID (PALACIO REAL)
The Royal Palace is a luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms. Here, official banquets, state ceremonies, and other state functions take place. The current Royal Palace, was built on the site of the old Alcazar which was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve 1734. For interior decoration, rich materials like mahogany doors, stucco, and Spanish marble were used. The Palace occupies 13 hectares, has 870 windows, 240 balconies and 44 staircases. Book Royal Palace of Madrid tickets and explore one of the finest palaces in Europe.
BERNABEU STADIUM (ESTADIO SANTIAGO BERNABEU)
Completed in 1947, The Bernabeu Stadium is the home stadium with a current seating capacity of 81,044. There is no doubt to say it is one of the worlds most famous and prestigious football venues which have hosted the European Cup or Champions League final in 1957, 1969, 1980 and 2010. Book Bernabeu Stadium tickets and be a witness to watch the next match.
STATUE OF DUKE KAHANAMOKU
A bronze statue of Duke Kahanamoku welcomes you on Kuhio Beach. In actual, Duke is one of the world’s greatest watermen and a master of swimming, surfing also. He broke the world record in the 100-yard freestyle during his very first competition. In addition, he also won two gold medals in 1920 and won a silver medal at age 34 in the 1924 Olympics. Known as “The father of modern surfing,” he became Hawaii’s first ambassador of goodwill. Duke Kahanamoku Statue is probably one of the best statues on the beach, his ashes were scattered at sea off Waikiki beach.