Essential visits in Madrid

A great nightlife, a wide cultural offer, squares, history, markets, gastronomy, bustle … These are some of the many things that Madrid offers to the traveler, so it is worth including the Spanish capital in your list of possible destinations. In fact, the vast majority of those who travel to this city repeat.

There are so many places in the capital that are worth seeing, that in a single trip you will not be able to see them all. That is why today at Vuela Viajes we wanted to talk to you about what, for us, are the essential visits in Madrid. Of course, we apologize in advance for all the interesting corners that we have left in the pipeline. Would you like to join us?


Prado Museum
One of the great attractions of Madrid is its network of museums, many of which are among the best museums in Spain. Of all of them, those of the Art Triangle stand out, which are located in the Paseo del Prado area. The three vertices of this triangle are the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum. Of course, it is important that you keep in mind that around these vertices there are also other interesting museums: National Archaeological Museum, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, CaixForum Madrid …

Sun Gate

Sun Gate
A place that you should visit yes or yes if you have the opportunity to travel to Madrid is the famous Puerta del Sol, a square that houses some of the most significant points of the capital: the Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, the House Clock of the Post Office, Kilometer Zero …

Alcala Gate

We also want to tell you about the Puerta de Alcalá, one of the five old royal gates that gave access to the city. It is located in the Plaza de la Independencia, at the beginning of Calle Alcalá.

Main Square

Main Square
If you have the opportunity to visit Madrid, you cannot miss the Plaza Mayor, which is located in the heart of the capital, a short distance from Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace.

Retirement park

How could it be otherwise, we also want to talk to you about the Retiro Park, a green haven in the center of the capital. It is a park with 125 hectares and more than 15,000 trees with many corners that are worth visiting. In addition, here you will find musicians, puppet shows, exhibitions, seers …

Almudena Cathedral

The Santa Iglesia Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena, better known as the Almudena Cathedral, is located in Madrid de los Austrias and is the only cathedral in Spain consecrated by a pope.

Royal Palace

Royal Palace
Of course, we also want to tell you about the Royal Palace, also known as the Palacio de Oriente. It is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, although today it is only used for receptions, ceremonies and official acts.

Gran Via

If you visit Madrid, don’t forget to walk along Gran Vía, the most famous street in the capital. In fact, it is one of the nerve centers of the city. Here you will find a lot of restaurants, fashion stores and cinemas.

Temple of Debod

Another place that we recommend you visit is the Temple of Debod, which is located west of the Plaza de España, next to the Parque del Oeste. Over 2,000 years old, this ancient Egyptian temple was a gift from Egypt to Spain.

The trail

Finally, we want to talk about El Rastro, the most important flea market in Madrid. This open-air market, which has 400 years of history behind it, is held on Sundays and holidays in the historic center of Madrid, in the Latina neighborhood.

Do you want to recommend us some other place in the capital of Madrid ? Feel free to do so through the comments!

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