Monuments and Tourist attractions

Discover all the must-see monuments and attractions in Madrid during your trip to the Spanish capital.

Our five key spots

Puerta del Sol

The Puerta del Sol is Madrid’s most renowned square. It houses numerous landmarks like “El Oso y el Madroño”, KM 0 and the most famous clock in the city.

Plaza Mayor in Madrid

The Plaza Mayor is located in the heart of Madrid, very near the Puerta del Sol. It was designed by Juan de Herrera and Juan Gómez de Mora.

Gran Vía, Madrid

Gran Vía is the most famous street in Madrid. It was built between 1910 and 1929 to connect the neighborhoods of Salamanca and Arguelles.

Retiro Park

El Retiro Park is Madrid’s most renowned park, with a large lake, musicians, puppet shows, fortune tellers and spaces with exhibitions.

Puerta de Alcalá

The Puerta de Alcalá is one of the most representative monuments in Madrid, located at Plaza de la Independencia near el Retiro.

Other sights you shouldn't miss

Plaza de Cibeles

The Plaza de Cibeles is Madrid’s most famous square. Real Madrid and the Spanish football team celebrate their victories in the beautiful Cibeles fountain.

Plaza del Callao

Callao is one of the main meeting points in Madrid, anf one of the livliest squares in the city. Learn about its history and how to get there.

Neptune Fountain

The Neptune Fountain is one of the most beautiful white marble neo-classical fountains in Madrid. Atletico Madrid celebrates its victories here.

Plaza de Oriente

Plaza de Oriente can be found in Madrid's historic centre, surrounded by two of Madrid's most important buildings; the Royal Palace and the Royal Theatre.

Teatro Real of Madrid

The Teatro Real of Madrid is one of the most emblematic monuments of the capital. It is located in the Plaza de Oriente, in front of the Royal Palace.

Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace is the Royal Family’s official residence. It is also referred to in Spanish as “Palacio de Oriente” and was founded in the 1800s.

Plaza España

Located between the Gran Vía and Calle Princesa, the Plaza de España is one of the most popular squares in Madrid for both tourists and locals.

Almudena Cathedral

The cathedral of Madrid, Almudena Cathedral, was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993 when it was completed. Information on its opening hours and more.

Plaza de Colón

Plaza de Colón is a wide open space, dominated by an enormous monument to Christopher Columbus, constructed between 1881 and 1885.

Temple of Debod, Madrid

The Temple of Debod is one of Madrid’s most beautiful hidden treasures. It was given to Spain by Egypt for helping save the Abu Simbel temples.

Cuatro Torres, Madrid

The Cuatro Torres (Four Towers) are the symbol of the most modern part of Madrid and its business district. These skyscrapers are the tallest in Spain.

El Rastro, Madrid

El Rastro is Madrid’s most famous flea market located in the city center, in La Latina. It is open on Sundays and public holidays until 3 pm approximately.

Círculo de Bellas Artes

The Círculo de Bellas Artes is a cultural organization in a striking building with an impressive and trendy rooftop with spectacular views of Madrid.

Cibeles Palace

The Cibeles palace is one of Madrid's most iconic buildings. Discover the restaurant and the viewpoint of the Madrid Town Hall.

Plaza de Santa Ana

The central Plaza de Santa Ana is one of the best places in the city to stop for a drink, or enjoy its architecture lit up by night. Discover more.

Las Ventas Bullring

The Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas has a capacity for over 23,000 people. It is the largest bullring in Spain and the third biggest in the world.

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

The Bernabeu Stadium is the home of Real Madrid Football Club, one of football's most successful teams, and one of the most visited sights in Madrid.

Wanda Metropolitano

The Wanda Metropolitano is the new and state of the art Atletico de Madrid stadium - one of the most modern in all Europe. Get to know it.

Mercado de San Miguel

The historical Mercado de San Miguel (Market of San Miguel) is a charming covered food market that retains its original 20th century iron structure.

Estación de Chamberí

Chamberi station was inagurated in 1919 as part of the first line on the Madrid metro. Abandoned since 1966, it is now a veritable time capsule.

Teleférico de Madrid

The Teleférico, the city’s cable car, is a great way to discover Madrid from above. Enjoy its views of top attractions, including the Royal Palace.

Conde Duque Cultural Centre

Constructed for use by the military, Conde Duque is an imposing Baroque building which today is one of the most important cultural centes in Madrid

Nearby sights

Royal Palace of El Pardo

El Pardo Royal Palace is situated in the district of Fuencarral – EL Pardo. From 1939 to 1975, it was the official residence of the Dictator Franco.