Madrid is the capital of Spain with almost 3.2 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. Madrid is an exquisite place and is also the 10th most livable cities in the world. Below I’ve listed some of the most unforgettable things and places to visit in Madrid.
It is the most fascinating and yet the best art museums in the world. It has the finest collection of European art such as masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque masters. Few of the must-see works are Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights and David with the head of Goliath by Caravaggio.
It is the largest royal palace and the official residence of the Spanish royal family in Western Europe. In order to have an unforgettable experience, one needs to go inside because the royal collections and frescoes are of great excellence. Several rooms in the palace are regularly open to the public, especially during the state functions. One can notice that the palace is beautifully constructed with many types of fine materials and the decorations are so alluring.
Santiago Bernabéu stadium
We all know that the “Real Madrid” is Europe’s most popular and a successful football team bagging by earning 11 European cups to their name. All the football fans must visit this stadium, which provides 85,000 seats and is the first stadium to host both a UEFA European championship and a FIFA world cup final. The stadium is located in the district of Chamartín of Madrid and is also served by its own metro station along line 10.
The Gran Vía is a bustling part of the Madrid’s city center and is a must-see place with lots of exciting things to do. There are great restaurants in the area where people can have a delight in Spanish ham and potato omelet. Along with eating, they can even watch chefs prepare meals from the bar of a department store restaurant.
If you’re fond of shopping, then this place is the best to be in as it is loaded with high Street fashion and international designers such as Chanel, Dior and Carolina Herrera. Also, there are excellent bars where the tourists can go for tapas or for cocktails. This place also has 15 cinemas. The metropolis building which is an office building famous has become the symbol of Gran Vía. Iglesia de San José and Parroquia San Marcos are the two churches which are worth the visit in the Gran Vía area.
Churros at San Gínes
This is the most famous chocolate shop in Madrid with the best breakfast combinations of chocolate and churros. This is the must place to visit for coffee lovers too. Their hot chocolate is one of the most exotic and a luxurious thing as it is so thick that sometimes you would need a spoon to drink it. The most perfect time to visit this place is in winters.
Flamenco is the most famous style of dance and music in Spain, which is known worldwide for its energy and beauty. There are special halls where you can see the show over a candlelight meal with sangria. One can see the famous art forms by some of the best dancers in the flamenco world.
Though there are endless things to do in Madrid, it has a lot to offer to us. These travel tips can act as a source to a marvelous experience indeed. So, what’s your favorite tourist attraction in Madrid?