15 Best Tourist Attractions in Madrid, Spain 

1. Royal Palace

From room to room, revel in the opulent style of the rooms, from tall ceilings to gold and red details. 

2. Prado Museum

Continue on museum hopping through the famous Paseo del Arte nearby. 

3. Plaza Mayor

Another emblematic spot to add to your Madrid itinerary is the Plaza Mayor! 

4. El Retiro Park

Take a historic tour or join a fun segway ride through one of  Madrid’s largest and most famous green spaces, El Retiro Park. 

5. Palacio de Cristal

Dating back to 1887, the Crystal Palace was known in its time as one of the best examples of cast-iron architecture in all of Spain. 

6. Bernabeu Stadium

Visit our complete guide on everything to know about a Santiago Bernabeu stadium tour to plan your activity! 

7. Las Ventas (Bullring)

Check out the largest bullfighting ring in Spain called Las Ventas, or more formally, The Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas. 

8. Reina Sofia Museum

Another famous national Spanish art museum to visit is the Reina Sofia Museum.

9. hop on and hop off bus tour

See all of Madrid’s top sites from the comfort of an open-ceiling bus on an exciting hop-on hop-off bus tour! 

10. Temple of Debod

Today, the temple overflows with tourists, especially during sunset hours to catch the glowing sunset in one of the best spots in the city. 

11. San Miguel Market

Foodies, you cannot miss out on stepping inside the delicious San Miguel Market.

12. Thyssen-Bornemisza

The Thyssen-Bornemisza is a great collection of art different from the Reina Sofia and the Prado.

13. Catedral de la Almudena

Check out the crypt, housing over 400 columns with various biblical and nature scenes engraved into them.  

14. National Archaeological Museum

Browse the best tickets and tours to explore the museum’s deep history within Spain and the Mediterranean.  

15. Puerta de Alcalá

Admire the beautiful neoclassical design, it’s 3 major arches and two side doors. 

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