Take a walk through Retiro, get to know Puerta del Sol, discover Gran Vía and much more. Enjoy your holidays in Madrid visiting the capital's 10 most essential sights

Top 10

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.

Prado Museum

The Prado Museum is the most important art museum in Madrid and one of the world’s most visited museums.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.