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  




  Other Monuments  


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The Madrid Top 10 - the best of Madrid, Spain

Madrid's top sight - the Royal Palace

These are our top ten recommendations to enjoy the best that Madrid has to offer - the best sights, attractions, the top 10 things to do in the capital of Spain, the top 10 hotels, restaurants, historic sites, apartments and much more. We hope these recommendations will help you to explore to the full this wonderful city and make the best of your stay.


  • Royal Palace. Madrid's most beautiful building, the largest royal palace in Western Europe. More...
  • Puerta del Sol. Madrid's most central and best known square. More...
  • Plaza Mayor. Marvellous enclosed square, perfect to sit outside and people watch. More...
  • Templo de Debod. An authentic 2nd Century BC Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid! More...
  • Madrid Cathedral. Madrid's largest and most important church. More...
  • Plaza de la Villa. Incredibly historic square, home to the 15th Century Torre de Lujanes, 16th Century Casa de Cisneros and the 17th Century Casa de la Villa.
  • Puerta de Alcalá. A Madrid icon, this old city gate even has a song dedicated to it! More...
  • Gran Vía. Madrid's most famous and most central street. More...
  • Plaza de Cibeles. Central square where Real Madrid celebrates championship wins and home to the Bank of Spain. More...
  • Plaza de Oriente. Beautiful square located in front of the Royal Palace. More...


  • Watch flamenco. Madrid is a stage for some of the best flamenco dancers in the world. Visit a flamenco restaurant for the perfect night-out. More...
  • See a bullfight. The best bullfighters show off their skills in Spain's capital. More...
  • Watch Real Madrid play. The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium plays host to one of the best football teams in the world. More...
  • Take an open-topped bus tour. See the most important sights and monuments in under 2 hours, enabling you to choose which to visit later. More...
  • Eat at the world's oldest restaurant. Botin is recognised as such in the Guinness Book of Records. More...
  • Try some tapas. The quintessential and ubiquitous Spanish food. More...
  • Take a ride on Madrid's cable car. The Teleférico gives visitors wonderful panoramic views of many of the capital's best sights & attractions. More...
  • Walk in the Park. Enjoy the wide open spaces, rose-garden, boating lake, and the wonderful street theatre at the Retiro Park. More...
  • Go to the Rastro. Madrid's weekly flea market allows you to buy almost anything under the sun! More...
  • Try chocolate con churros. After all the activity above, you'll need to restore your energy with some chocolate con churros. What's this? Find out here...


  • The Prado. One of Europe's premier art museums, the Prado is a must when visiting Madrid. More...
  • The Reina Sofia. Picasso's 'Woman in Blue' and Guernica paintings are just 2 of the highlights. More...
  • The Thyssen-Bornemisza. Some say this is the world's best private art collection, now managed by the Spanish state. More...
  • CaixaForum. A new addition to Madrid's cultural offering, includes an amazing vertical garden. More...
  • Fundación Lázaro Galdiano. Overshadowed by the famous museums listed above, but this is Madrid's hidden gem - one of the city's best art museums. More...
  • Goya Museum. The main attraction here are the frescos the famous painter was commissioned to paint in this chapel. More...
  • Museo Sorolla. The studio-mansion of the Impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla exhibits examples of his works. More...
  • Casa Museo Lope de Vega. Dedicated to Spain's greatest playwright, this small museum reproduces a 17th Century Spanish home. More...
  • Archaeological Museum. The most important exhibit here is the Dama de Elche, a woman's bust from the 4th or 5th Century BC. More...
  • Naval Museum. One of the world's most important naval museums, right here in Madrid. More...


If you simply want to see all the best hotels in Madrid, according to real customer reviews, please click here

  • CoolRooms Atocha
  • Catalonia Las Cortes
  • VP Plaza España Design
  • ICON Casona 1900 by Petit Palace
  • Gran Hotel Inglés
  • Amor de Dios 17 Boutique Hotel
  • Heritage Madrid Hotel
  • B & B Hotel Madrid Centro Puerta del Sol
  • Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid
  • Hotel Orfila

Read all about why these are the Top 10 Hotels here.


  • Mercado San Miguel & Pl Mayor Apartment
  • Apartamentos Caballero de Gracia
  • Apartamentos El Rastro
  • Feelathome Madrid Suites Apartments
  • Alma Suites
  • THE LUCKY FLATS - Fuencarral 68 I
  • Casa del Olivar
  • Apartamento Vive en Maravillas
  • Hortaleza 61

Read all about why these are the Top 10 Apartments here.


  • Hostal Go Inn Madrid
  • Hostal Main Street Madrid
  • Hostal Inn Madrid
  • Hostal Patria Madrid
  • Hostal Atelier
  • Hostal Alexis Madrid
  • Pensión Salomí
  • Hostal Abel Victoriano
  • Hostal Mayor
  • Hostal Gonzalo

See more information on the Top 10 Hostals in Madrid here.

Full information on all our Madrid Hostals here.


  • Corral de la Moreria
  • Cafe de Chinitas
  • Botin
  • Restaurante La Barraca
  • La Buganvilla
  • El Corral de la Pacheca
  • La Capilla de La Bolsa
  • La Vaca Argentina - Covarrubias
  • Cornucopia
  • El Invernadero

Read all about why these are the Top 10 Restaurants here.

That completes our top ten Madrid lists, although we shall be adding more in the future, so remember to come back soon! If you liked this list, please bookmark this page to store, tag and share with friends :

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