Many travelers around the world include Madrid in their list as one of the top places to visit. With its authentic Spanish art, architecture, food, fashion, and friendly people, who wouldn’t want to experience all the perks Madrid offers. Here, you can do and see a lot in this Spanish city. You can see some the city’s major monuments and many architectural highlights in a day or two. But the longer you stay the better. So spend more time in this enchanting city to fully experience the Madrid way of life.
But if you do not have the luxury of staying longer, Madrid will still give you a vacation of a lifetime.
One of toughest things to do when visiting Madrid is coming up with an itinerary that will maximize your stay in the city. This is perfectly understandable: the Spanish capital is packed with attractions and it is a shame if you don’t visit them. As the third largest city in Europe, it has astounding cultural gems housed in the Golden Triangle: Reina Sofía (Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain / Phone: +34 917 74 10 00), Prado (Address: Calle Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain / Phone: +34 913 30 28 00) , and Thyssen-Bornemisza (Address: Paseo Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain / Phone: +34 902 76 05 11) museums. The medieval quarter’s labyrinthine streets go side by side with the stunning boulevards.
Every barrio (especially Chueca, Malasaña, and Lavapiés) also has a very unique and interesting offering. There is also the Madrid of the Austrias, located between the Puerta del Sol and the Palacio Real. The city’s main street, the Gran Via, is only a stone’s throw away. Here, you will find the finest bars and restaurants, the best shops and cinemas, as well as banks and offices.