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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,
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
Mercado de San Miguel
Madrid, 915 42 49 36
Círculo de Bellas Artes
42 Calle de Alcalá Madrid, 913 60 54 00
El Chapandaz
Madrid, 915 49 29 68
Museo Sorolla
37 Calle General Martínez Campos Madrid, 913 10 15 84
Jardines de Sabatini
Calle de Bailén Madrid,
Calle del Arenal
28013 Madrid, Spain Madrid,
Santiago Bernabeu
Ispanya Madrid,
Opera Metro Station
Madrid, 902 444 403

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

"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

"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

"There is a small charge (€3) to visit the Museo Sorolla which houses the most famous and wonderful paintings of Joaquín Sorolla the "painter of light"."  See More

"If you just walk down Calle Cava Baja it is lined with tapas places everywhere, you should be able to find anything you like there."  See More

"If you're visiting during summer and feel like refreshing and enjoy a summer night outside, AZOTEA (best downtown view from a terrace) on Círculo de Bellas Artes."  See More

"I remember hanging out at El Chapandaz a lot when I was a student."  See More

"There is also Rastrillo de Tetuan near Av de Asturias (food, clothes, accesories mainly, on sunday morning), Mercadillo de Goya Av Felipe II (monday-saturday all day), Feria del libro Cuesta de Moyano (Books, every day), Mercadillo de Majadahonda - outskirts of Madrid (Tuesdays and Saturday morning) Calle Santa Catalina."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Plaza Mayor
  2. Parque del Retiro
  3. Museo del Prado
  4. Royal Palace of Madrid
  5. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  6. Mercado de San Miguel
  7. Calle Cava Baja
  8. Círculo de Bellas Artes
  9. El Chapandaz
  10. Cuesta de Moyano
  11. Museo Sorolla
  12. Jardines de Sabatini
  13. Calle del Arenal
  14. Santiago Bernabeu
  15. Opera Metro Station
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.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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