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

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

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.

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

The beautiful 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.

Royal Palace

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

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

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

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.

Santiago Bernabéu

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.

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.

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.

Teleférico

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.

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.