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City Break Madrid

Madrid welcomes its visitors to the heart of Spain and delights with renowned art museums, extensive parks and beautiful alleys. The capital of Spain is modern and yet has retained its traditions. Life takes place mainly in the city’s squares with their cafés and bars. The people of Madrid are known for their open and communicative nature. A city trip to Madrid invites you to discover culture and history while enjoying life.

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Top sights in Madrid

Stately buildings, the royal palace and world-famous paintings: Madrid is an Eldorado for those interested in culture.

  • Museo del Prado: The art museum is considered one of the most important museums in the world and exhibits works from the 12th to the 19th century. The focus is on Spanish painting. Visitors can admire paintings by El Greco, Velázquez and Goya, for example.
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía: Modern and contemporary art is presented in the Reina Sofía Museum. Among the outstanding works is Picasso’s Guernica, which deals with the destruction of the town of the same name in the Basque country during the Spanish Civil War.
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: Madrid’s third major art museum is located in the Palacio de Villahermosa and offers a tour of the fascinating history of art.
  • Plaza de Cibeles: The imposing Fuente de Cibeles fountain at the Plaza de Cibeles, located at a major crossroads, is one of the city’s landmarks. Also impressive is the Palacio de Comunicaciones, a stately building on the south-east corner of the square.
  • Palacio Real: Madrid’s city palace was built in the 18th century and was the residence of the royal family for a long time. On guided tours, travellers can admire magnificent halls with precious furniture and treasures.

Sightseeing in Madrid

© Hotel Praktik Metropol One of Madrid’s most famous squares is the huge Plaza Mayor. Around the busy main square, holidaymakers can linger in one of the restaurants with a terrace and watch the street artists performing here. On the other hand, those looking for a little peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of the big city can relax in El Retiro Park. Couples in love like to take boat trips on the man-made lake here. There is a fragrant rose garden, green areas for picnics, a skate park, small cafés and romantic pavilions. If you would like to see a musical in Madrid, the theatres along the Gran Vía offer a wide range of options. The most famous theatres include the Lope de Vega, the Coliseum and the Rialto. Football fans should take a trip to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. A tour of the home stadium of Europe’s most successful club, Real Madrid, includes the dressing rooms, trophy room and stands. For a sightseeing tour of the Spanish capital, it is worth buying the iVenture Card, valid for seven days, which gives visitors free entry to numerous attractions.

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