Posted on June 04 2020
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Yes, we all can agree that Madrid is very "guay," which means it is awesome or cool. This well-known vacation spot is Spain’s capital and largest city, is one of the top destinations for many travelers. It’s a lively city with affordable prices, rich in culture, architecture, art, and an amazing nightlife. For many, Madrid is an evolving city that is always offering something new.
Even though it’s pretty modern, if you listen closely you can hear the melodies of the Spanish guitar while roaming the streets, the clapping of a classic flamenco dance, or the laughter of a group of friends just enjoying their everyday “cañas” (which means beer in Spanish slang).
In this travel guide, you will find all the “must see” places to visit within Madrid, the best museums, and neighborhoods you can’t miss out on seeing.
Parque del Buen Retiro is one of the main “attractions” where people go to take a stroll, have day drinks while enjoying nature or even rent a rowboat in the lake. Also, located inside the park is El Palacio de Cristal, which is an emblematic structure hidden among the trees.
You’ll probably see it while roaming the streets, Puerta de Alcalá is a triumphal arc located in Plaza de la Independencia. It is one of the city’s most famous landmarks and symbols.
Gran Vía is the most iconic avenue in central Madrid; it is full of life at any time of the day, or even night (it’s considered to be the Times Square the city). It is full of entertainment and experiences for any tourist.
The impressive Palacio Real is the largest palace in Western Europe and the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family.
Plaza Mayor is the city’s grand central square and one of the most impressive. It is considered to be the heart of Madrid.
Located in the center of the city, Puerta del Sol is one of the liveliest and busiest plazas. Here you’ll find some of the most famous sights and businesses.
Madrid has two main and most important museums that are: El Museo del Prado, which is Spain’s main and largest museum that features numerous masterpieces and artists. And Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, which is Spain’s national museum of 20th century art and feautures mostly Spanish artists.
If shopping is one of your travel activities, then Barrio de Salamanca is where you need to go if you’re in need of some luxury shopping (or window shopping). It is Madrid most high-end neighborhood where you’ll find the most exclusive places.
If your more into local brands, you can head to Chueca or Fuencarral street where you’ll find a lot of independent boutiques with more of a Spanish-style.