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Popular Attractions in Madrid

If you're a first time visitor to Madrid, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Madrid.

What are some good attractions in Madrid?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Madrid.

Plaza Mayor
Calle de Alcalá, 237 Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid

695 09 76 12
Parque del Retiro
Puerta de Alcalá Madrid, Spain
Museo del Prado
-23 C/ Ruiz de Alarcón M, Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid
Madrid, Madrid

914 54 87 00
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
52 C/ Santa Isabel M, Madrid
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
8 Paseo del Prado Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid

902 76 05 11
Templo de Debod
C/ Ferraz 1 Madrid, Madrid

+34 913 66 74 15
-23 C/ RUIZ DE ALARCÓN Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid

913 30 28 00
Mercado de San Miguel
Madrid, Spain

915 42 49 36
Puerta del Sol
Pza. de la Puerta del Sol Madrid, Madrid
La Latina
Av. de Logroño Madrid, Madrid
Palacio de Cristal
Parque del Retiro Madrid, Madrid
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid

913 98 43 00
Puerta de Alcalá
Pza de la Independencia Madrid, Madrid
Cibeles Palace
Plaza Cibeles, 1 Madrid, Madrid

+34 917 40 06 68


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"And people watching while having lunch at outdoor cafes in Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Oriente overlooking Palacio Real."  See More

"If you like museums, I suppose you must expect long lines probably at MUSEO NACIONAL DEL PRADO and Reina Sofia Museum - Nouvel Building or Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía."  See More

"Excellent location right across the street from the Museo del Prado."  See More

"Day trips (whole and half) may include: ÁvilaToledo(do not miss this one)EscorialSegoviaSalamancaValladolidSan Ildefonso There are also in town tours which include local attractions: MUSEO NACIONAL DEL PRADORoyal Palace of MadridRoyal Tapestry Factory cathedrals."  See More

"It's just to the north (and within walking distance) of Parque del Retiro and the MUSEO NACIONAL DEL PRADO/Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza/Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía museum complex."  See More

"Last but not least, Madrid has many beautiful plazas, parks, temples, such as Plaza Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Parque del Retiro, Templo de Debod, Palacio de Cristal these are highly recommended while walking the city."  See More

"Visit Mercado de San Miguel and after you admire the beautiful stalls buy some bread, wine, serrano, cheese and olives for a picnic in Parque del Retiro Wander around Sol and Plaza Mayor early in the morning to catch the sunrise and then breakfast on coffee and churros with the Madrilenos heading to work."  See More

"I would start to recommend a walk by La Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol enjoy some churros at Chocolateria San Gines or a flamenco show at Tablao Villa Rosa."  See More

"Museo del Prado, Parque del Retiro, Puerta de Alcalá, Cibeles, Banco de España, Gran Vía, Fuencarral, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Opera, Plaza de Oriente, Royal Palace of Madrid, Plaza de España, Templo de Debod."  See More

"If you're into football, it's the height of the La Liga season and you can probably score crappy seats to Real Madrid (Estadio Santiago Bernabéu), Atletico Madrid (Vicente Calderón Stadium) or Getafe at the last minute."  See More

"It was pretty close to Cibeles Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol , Museo del Prado and many other interesting places."  See More

Where can I find out more about Madrid?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Madrid locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Madrid.

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