Majestic Madrid Attractions

Majestic Madrid Attractions Tour | Places to visit in Madrid

Madrid, Spain’s capital city is known for culturally rich cosmopolitan outlook, best football clubs, elegant gardens, liveliest nightlife, friendly inhabitants, charming bars & taverns, tempting shopping, spectacular architecture and exciting history.  Let’s explore Majestic Madrid Attractions in this post.  

Majestic Madrid Attractions
Majestic Madrid Attractions

 Majestic Madrid Attractions | Madrid Sightseeing Tour

There are many tourist attractions in Madrid which at-least requires 5 to 6 days to cover them fully.  But the main ones can be done within 3 days.  I took  3 days to cover the following attractions of Madrid.  Also, there are many natural attractions near Madrid which are not to be missed. Read here to unwind into nature near Madrid. Read about the best stays in Madrid and its neighborhoods.

  •  Buen Retiro Park (Park of Pleasant Retreat in English) This park is the first biggest and magnificent park of Madrid.   It houses beautiful sculptures & monuments, peaceful lakes, galleries, countless statues & fountains many varieties of plants/trees. It also hosts live events.
Majestic Madrid Attractions
Lake in Buen Retiro Park
  • Royal Palace of Madrid – It is the official residence of Spanish Royal family at city of Madrid. 
Majestic Madrid Attractions
Royal Palace of Madrid

There are regular royal bands and horse parades going on specific interval of times which should not be missed.

  • Plaza Mayor – The Plaza Mayor is grand symmetrical rectangular square with uniform architecture.  It is very famous Plaza among tourists and locals.  Many acrobats, performers, and live street shows make this place more lively.
Majestic Madrid Attractions
Plaza Mayor
  • Museo Nacional Del Prado and Thyssen Bornemissa Museum – These museums are almost 200 years old and considered treasure of world’s finest collections comprising of European art, paintings which are dating from 12th century.  Also this museum is known as Museum of Painters.
Majestic Madrid Attractions
Museuo Del Prado
  • Puerta Del Sol – It is a public square in Madrid which is very busy and crowded. A very short walk from Plaza Mayor.  
Majestic Madrid Attractions
Puerta Del Sol
  • Temple of Debod – It is an Egyptian temple which was actually built in Aswan(Southern Egypt) but dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid.  It is located near to Royal Palace and situated in beautiful parks known as West Park.
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Temple of Debod
  • Puerta De Alcala – This is iconic gate built for welcoming king Charles III in 18th century.  Now it is a national monument located at Independence Square in City Center which is few meters away from Beun Retiro Park. 
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Puerta De Alcala
  • Walking along Gran Via – This is very famous street of Madrid and it is also known as Broadway of Spain.  Gran Via is an upscale shopping street in central Madrid with exciting entertainment options, cinemas, liveshows. This is not to be missed place of Madrid.
Majestic Madrid Attractions
Gran Via
Majestic Madrid Attractions
Gran Via
  • Cybele Palace – Formerly known as Palace of Communications which is a colossal building and one of the Madrid’s landmark. It is splendorous and stunning monument palace. 
Majestic Madrid Attractions
Cybele Palace
  • Real Madrid Football club – World famous Football team Real Madrid’s official place. 
  • Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande – This Basilica is Madrid’s grand old church.  It is Roman catholic church in central Madrid.  The dome of this basilica is largest in Spain and fourth largest in world. 
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Basilica   


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                                                                                                                                                                               Madrid Majestic Attractions can be divided into 5 categories 
  1. Walking along the shopping streets. (Shopaholics)
  2. Relaxing in Gardens/Parks (Nature Lovers)
  3. Visit to world famous Museums and Palaces( Art  and Sculture lovers)
  4. Grab some drinks and enjoy live dance shows. I went to Cafe De Chinitas for live Spanish music and dance shows.(Party lovers) 

    Majestic Madrid Attractions
    Lively Night life of Madrid
  5. Visit to world’s famous football clubs/stadiums (sport lovers)

There are many things to do in Madrid but there is always lack of time. So better plan wisely your day to cover most of the places.  But benefit of Madrid is that this city does not sleeps.  Evenings and late nights are very lively and so we get more time to explore Madrid.

My recommendations – 

    • Stay near Gran Via.
    • Go for live shows, enjoy lively evenings of Madrid
    • Use Public transport 
    • Shopping is good in Madrid.

There are many other cities in Spain which can be visited from Madrid through rail network or road journey. Click here for detailed itinerary of Spain Tour. 

For information on famous Beaches of Spain … Click here 

Visit to traditional and culture capital of Spain…. Click here.

Read about Best Hostels in Madrid which are budget friendly option of staying……. 

Read about the day trip to Toledo which is an hour’s drive from Madrid…...

So keep traveling and keep exploring……………………

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