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  Map of Sights  

  Top 10 Sights  

  Prado Museum  

  Reina Sofia Museum  

  Thyssen Museum  

  Other Museums  

  Royal Palace  

  Plaza Mayor  

  Puerta del Sol  

  Madrid Cathedral  

  Plaza Santa Ana  

  Plaza España  

  Plaza de Oriente  

  Gran Via  

  Templo de Debod  

  Cibeles Square  

  Puerta de Alcalá  

  Puerta de Toledo  

  Plaza Callao  

  Torre Lujanes  

  City Walls  

  Royal Theatre  

  Viaduct  

  Palaces  

  Churches  

  Other Monuments  

  Rastro  

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Sights & Sight Seeing in Madrid

Madrid's Cathedral, the Almudena Casa Cisneros, the old Town Hall Torre Lujanes

Madrid is a tremendously historic and monumental city.

Its monuments and sights include the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, the Almudena Cathedral, Puerta del Sol and the city's many historic buildings and squares which make this one of Europe's most attractive cities for sight-seeing.

The city is an excellent combination of modern infrastructure and historic squares, churches, monuments and city gates. It has several emblematic landmarks such as the Palacio Real, which is the largest Royal Palace in Western Europe, the Plaza Mayor, a spectacular Castilian square which dates back to the 16th century, the Puerta del Sol, Madrid and Spain's spiritual heart, since from this square all points on Spain's 6 major national roads are measured, and the Gran Vía, one of Madrid's main shopping streets connecting the spacious Plaza de España square with the magnificent old city gate of Puerta de Alcalá.

Madrid's art museums are second to none, with the Museo del Prado being internationally recognised as one of the world's premier galleries, particularly for European art. The Reina Sofia museum, which houses Picasso's incredible work "Guernica", and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, one of the most important private collections in the world, make up Madrid's unique Avenue of Art, together with the new addition of the CaixaForum. The less well known Academia de Bellas Artes houses a magnificent collection of paintings from the 15th century to the present day.

GoMadrid provides the visitor with practical information on all the city's major museums, together with the most important monuments. And if you would like to see where the most important tourist attractions are located, please use this incredibly useful tourist map to guide you round the city.

A visit to Spain's capital wouldn't be complete without a stroll around its Rastro Flea Market, which is a Sunday morning tradition for thousands of locals and tourists alike. Or take a relaxing walk through one of the capital's large and beautiful parks.

 

 

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