Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is one of the most amazing cities in Europe. Moreover, most people think that the best capital city is Madrid! Madrid is Spain’s cultural, economic, and political center. You may divide the city by 2 to wander easily. Two days will be enough to discover thoroughly. Let’s check several places you should visit in Madrid.
If you want to move around comfortably and don’t like crowded places, you should prefer winter or spring to visit Madrid. If you are planning to visit museums, you should get a Madrid Card. It is a budget-friendly card like Madrid Travel Pass. You can use it for transportation. The card contains railway, buses, and train.
Puerta Del Sol
Puerta Del Sol is a big square you should visit in Madrid. It will probably your golden place because it is a connection point of 10 different streets. There are lots of cafes and restaurants, stores, and accommodation opportunities that you can use. You’ll see the symbol of the city on the square; The Bear and The Strawberry Tree statue. Calle Arsenal, Calle Mayor is just two historical streets that have a connection with the square. On the upshot, Puerta Del Sol is a social and cultural center you may visit in Madrid.
Plaza Mayor is another big square that has the statue of III. Philip. It is an important tourist attraction you may visit in Madrid. There are some places you can eat and buy souvenirs but be careful about their quality.
Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid, Palacio Real is a historical and splendid place you should visit in Madrid. Of course, it isn’t possible to see 2000 rooms but you should still take a look at the inside of it. You’ll see the Sabatini Gardens next to the palace. You can have some rest in the park before your next destination. Subsequently, you should continue with the fantastic Almudena Cathedral!
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is such a fantastic place that art-lovers can visit in Madrid. It is a member of the Golden Triangle of Art. There are various types of artworks that belong to Picasso, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Joan Miro and so on. Picasso’s famous painting Guernica is also in the museum. You can use the Madrid Card to enter the museum free of charge.
Prado Museum is another member of the Golden Triangle of Art. It is one of the most important museums in the world, so you should definitely visit. If you want to see them all, you have to spend half of your day. It is a huge museum! It was built in 1819 and the artworks are priceless. There are different types of paintings that belong to Tiziano Vecellio, Francisco Goya, Raphael and so on. There are 8600 different paintings, more than 700 different sculptures and different kinds of other artworks that you can see.
El Museo de Arte Thyssen-Bornemisza
The last member of the Triangle is El Museo de Arte Thyssen-Bornemisza. It is smaller than the other two but as impressive as others. There are paintings that belong to Salvador Dali, Rodin, Albrecht Dürer and so on. Don’t forget to visit the museum’s shop.