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What to see in Madrid
Madrid is the capital city of Spain. It has a great appetite for art, music, and food. It also managed to preserve its traditions as it developed into a modern, cosmopolitan urban centre. With Baroque landmarks, museums, fashion, food, nightlife and more, your “amor” for the city will be instant.
Take the bus to Madrid’s Triangle of Art and see the works of masters like Picasso, El Greco, Goya, and Velasquez. See 1,600 paintings in Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the masterpieces of Spain’s Golden Age in Prado Museum, and Picasso’s famous Guernica in Queen Sofia Museum.
Get to know more about Madrid’s history and spend a day touring Avila, Segovia, and the literary neighbourhood of Barrio de las Letras. Up your Instagram game and ride the subway to the city’s most beautiful sites like Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, and Catedral de la Almudena.
If you want a touch of nature in your photos or a break from the city, enjoy the day in El Retiro Park and Royal Botanica Garden. Feel a bit of magic in Parque del Capricho’s swan lake (with ducks), fountains, labyrinths, and palaces. Or feel like the Queen of Hearts among the roses of Rosaleda del Parque del Oeste.
Go and visit the animals in Madrid and ride the Teleferico cable car from Arguelles to Casa de Campo. See wildlife from all parts of the earth in Zoo Aquarium Madrid and Faunia too.
When in Madrid, you should catch a flamenco show. There’s the famous Corral de la Moreria, or you can pick other spots in the city like Las Tablas, Cafe De Chinitas, and the amazing Tablao Flamenco Cardamomo.
The city is also known for its football, so enjoying a pint in Santiago Bernabeu is a must for football and Real Madrid fanatics. Another popular sport in Madrid is bullfighting, that’s why you can’t miss the battle of man versus beast at the Las Ventas Bullring in May.
Get more travel ideas for your trip to the city with this list of 25 things to do in Madrid.
When to visit Madrid
The best time to visit Madrid is during spring (March-May), fall (September-November), and the shoulder month of June when you can enjoy perfect weather for sightseeing and going outdoors.
Like the rest of Spain, Spanish is the country’s main language, so bring a good phrasebook and language app on your trip.
Travelling to and around Madrid
You’ll reach Madrid through the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport. Go explore the city by bus, subway, or taxi.
Wherever you go in Madrid will be perfecto, so pack your bags and book your Madrid flights with Skiddoo today!
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