Holidays in Spain: visit Madrid
Spain has a lot of interesting things to offer, but sometimes they can satisfy
you more. Great architecture and culture have taken millions of tourists to
Spain every year. One of the cities worth visiting is Madrid.
Now, Madrid already knows the potential of the tourism industry.
Madrid competed to host the 2012 Olympic Games, but London finally won the
competition and had host the Olympic Games.
Madrid being the capital of Spain, is a city full of many
people. It's almost like being in New York. With all traffic jams and people
lying around, very easy to get lost in the city. Madrid is also home to some
of Spain's most beautiful architectures.
What to visit in Madrid
Madrid is full of interesting sites, clear examples are the
Plaza Mayor, Gran
Vía street, the Royal
Palace, the Temple
of Debod, the Puerta
del Sol or the Puerta
de Alcala. If you enjoy the art scene, then Madrid offers you everything
you can dream.
This is the case of the famous Prado
Museum, located in the Paseo del Prado. It is an old palace of neo-classical
style by Juan de Villanueva. Its construction was finished during the reign
of Ferdinand VII. Shows works by El Greco, Ribera, Tiziano, Rubens, Goya,
Rembrandt, or Murillo, among others. It is one of the different museums of
the city, essential to see in Madrid.
Another interesting museums to see in Madrid, is the Reina
Sofía Museum, where we can contemplate different works such as the
case of the Guernica by Pablo Picasso. This scene tells the story of the attack
on the city during the Spanish Civil War.
There are different things to do in Madrid. We can find all
kinds of shows, from concerts of music, to see a bullfight or to go to a Flamenco
Tablao. If you are a sport lover, especially football, it is a good opportunity
to visit the football stadiums, Wanda Metropolitan and Santiago
Bernabeu, if you are lucky enough to get a ticket in order to enter.
Interesting places to see in Madrid outdoors, we have the
de Campo, a large forest in the city of pines and cedars, place where
you will find the Parque de Atracciones and the Zoo of Madrid. Located in
the municipality of San Martín de la Vega, 29 kilometres south of the
city, is located the Warner Theme Park, a place of enjoyment for children
In the gastronomic aspect the restaurants and bars in Madrid
offer typical Madrid gastronomy, as is the case of the famous stew and tapas
or portions of squid, corns, tortilla of potatoes, anchovies in vinegar, kebabs
skewers and potatoes bravas. For breakfasts, it is highly recommended to take
some good churros or truncheons with coffee, a real delicacy for the stomach.
One of the most visited sites in Spain is El
Escorial. It is very close to the center of Madrid and it will take you
about 30 minutes to get there. You must see the Valley of The Fallen while
visiting El Escorial. The monument was built to honor those who died in the
Spanish Civil War.
Without a doubt, Madrid is a very interesting place to visit on our next vacation,
where we will enjoy all kinds of activities: art, gastronomy, sporting events
and different attractions.
Google map of Madrid