Planning a trip to Madrid? In this blog you will find the top-10 places to visit in the capital city of Spain!
1. Royal Palace of Madrid
Number one top places to visit in Madrid is The royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, but King Juan Carlos and the Royal Family do not actually reside in the palace but instead a more modest dwelling on the outskirts of Madrid. It is worth a visit for you to see the architectural beauty of it all on your travels to Madrid.
2. Almudena Cathedral
The Almudena Cathedral is one of Madrid’s finest architectural masterpieces and worth putting on your itinerary on your trip to Madrid. The cathedral is of Roman architecture and certainly worth a visit when on a trip to Madrid.
3. Teatro Real
This famous opera house, firstly opened in 1850 and reopened in 1997 after extensive modifications, is the pride and joy of Madrid. In 1969, the 14th Eurovision Song Contest was held at the theatre. This is certainly well worth a visit! Other Spanish places with great opera’s are Valencia, Malaga and Seville.
4. The Madrid Zoo Aquarium
The Madrid Zoo Aquarium is one of the largest zoos in Spain and also one of the few zoos in the world that houses giant pandas. The zoo would make for a great day out when on a trip to Madrid. Make sure you don’t miss out on it!
5. Parque Warner
Parque Warner is located 25 km southeast of Madrid and is perfect for a day out when on a trip to Madrid, especially for the kids! Attractions on offer include roller coasters, The Attraction of Steel and a giant inverted boomerang, to name just a few of the exciting events.
If you likes to splash around and is fond of water parks, then this is a good choice. Make sure you visit the Aquapolis, one of the biggest water parks in Europe. A fun day and somewhere to cool down.
7. Market of San Miguel
The Market of San Miguel is located in the centre of the tourist area of Madrid and provides a chance to shop, taste and take part in many food exhibitions. Enjoy a drink and a snack!
8. Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
If you are a soccer lover, then you’d be familiar with this name. The ambience, architectural beauty of this Stadium is something to look forward. Not just soccer; there are plenty of other activities going on as well, so make sure you and you don’t miss out on this amazing landmark.
9. Plaza Mayor
The origins of this stately square go back as far as 1577 and it is definitely worth a visit when on a trip to Madrid. Breathe in the history of this cultural town on your travels to Madrid.
10. El Escorial
When it comes to architectural masterpieces, this landmark stands apart. . If you would like to make the most of your trip to Madrid, then visiting this epic location, formerly the residence of the King, should be on your list of things to do while visiting Madrid.