The seven most attractive places to visit in Madrid at any time of the year

The capital of Spain is one of the most attractive places in the world, so we are sure that if you organize with your family and friends, you will be able to visit all these recommendations in the shortest possible time and of course, enjoy them to the fullest. We leave you here our list of favorite places that may be of interest to you.

Puerta Del Sol: A big square full of people at any time will give you a warm welcome. The Puerta del Sol, dominated by the Old Post Office, is famous for housing a clock that sounds the 12 chimes with which the Spanish eat 12 grapes to say goodbye each year, as tradition says. Without a doubt, it is a special and unique place that you cannot miss.

The Plaza Mayor: Just a few steps from the Puerta del Sol is the Plaza Mayor, used as a market, as a bullring, or where public acts and executions were held; it is currently one of the most popular tourist sites.

Royal Palace: It was finished in 1755, in the exact location as the Old Alcázar, the residence of the kings of Castile, destroyed by fire, and which in turn was built on a fortification of the Muslim kingdom of the 9th century. Inside, you can see the Throne Room, in which the frescoes in its vaults stand out, the Royal Armory with one of the most important collections of its kind, and the relaxing palace gardens, such as the Campo del Moro or the Jardines de Sabatini.

The Almudena Cathedral: Indeed, it is not the most beautiful cathedral in Spain, but it is certainly worth a visit, not only for the beautiful architectural complex that forms next to the Royal Palace but for its bright neoclassical interior and the interesting Neo-Romanesque crypt, in front of which you can see vestiges of the city’s Arab wall.

Prado Museum: The Prado Museum is one of the most important in the world for the pictorial collections it keeps and ranks eleventh among the most visited museums globally.

La Cibeles and Neptuno: If we continue walking along the Paseo del Prado, we will find mythical neoclassical fountains in which the leading football teams of the city celebrate their victories.

The first is the Fountain of Neptune, the Roman God of the seas, with the beautiful Church of San Jerónimo el Real in the background, and surrounded by two-centuries-old hotels, the Ritz and the Palace, which is very close to the Congress of the Deputies. The second is the Fuente de Cibeles, Goddess of fertility on a chariot drawn by lions, in front of the Madrid City Hall, which is located in the beautiful building of the Palacio de Comunicaciones.

Puerta de Alcalá and Parque Del Retiro: The Puerta de Alcalá is the most famous of the old gates that gave access to the town and are still preserved located in various areas of the city along with the Puerta de Toledo or the Puerta de Iron. It was the first triumphal arch built after the fall of the Roman Empire, which is why it is considered the forerunner of others such as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris or the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Behind the door, we find one of the lungs of Madrid, the Retiro Park, which will guarantee you a pleasant walk near the peaceful Crystal Palace, being amazed by one of the few statues that exist in the world of the Fallen Angel. Leaving through its south door, you will arrive at Atocha Station, the country’s largest and most used railway complex.

Get to know Madrid in a fast and fun way with your family and friends, don’t wait any longer, if you are planning to take a trip before the end of the year, your time to contact us is today.