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.
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.