Our five key spots
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.
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 is the most famous street in Madrid. It was built between 1910 and 1929 to connect the neighborhoods of Salamanca and Arguelles.
El Retiro Park is Madrid’s most renowned park, with a large lake, musicians, puppet shows, fortune tellers and spaces with exhibitions.
The Puerta de Alcalá is one of the most representative monuments in Madrid, located at Plaza de la Independencia near el Retiro.
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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.
The Neptune Fountain is one of the most beautiful white marble neo-classical fountains in Madrid. Atletico Madrid celebrates its victories here.
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.
The Teatro Real of Madrid (Royal Theatre) is one of the most emblematic monuments of the capital. It is located in the Plaza de Oriente, in front of the 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.
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.
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 is a wide open space, dominated by an enormous monument to Christopher Columbus, constructed between 1881 and 1885.
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.
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 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.
The Círculo de Bellas Artes is a cultural organization in a striking building with an impressive and trendy rooftop with spectacular views of Madrid.
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.
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.
The historical Mercado de San Miguel (Market of San Miguel) is a charming covered food market that retains its original 20th century iron structure.
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.