Madrid

Madrid

Madrid is a highly attractive capital for tourists. The Plaza de Oriente square, the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral or the Royal Theatre are all must-see places and monuments. Take calle Alcalá from the bottom of the Gran Vía head towards the Puerta del Sol, then on to the Plaza Mayor square. Close by, in the La Latina district, you can find the best tapas bars in the city. No tourist visit is complete without the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen art museums.

The Gran Vía is the street that never sleeps in Madrid. Connecting calle Alcalá to the Plaza de España square, the Gran Vía is now the centre of commercial and leisure activity in Madrid. Its old cinemas and theatres, offering leading productions and musicals daily, make it the Broadway of Madrid. 

The Retiro Park, the lungs of the city since it opened to the public in 1868, is the perfect place to take a stroll or get exercise. It is also home to several monuments. In the park centre there is an artificial pond, where you can rent rowboats and paddle around. Located on one of the banks is a monument dedicated to Alfonso XII of Spain. Close by the pond is the Crystal Palace, used for temporary exhibitions and another of the park's main symbols.

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  1. Head to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and support Welsh sporting wonder Gareth Bale. See him in action playing football for his team Real Madrid
  2. Sssshhhh...Madrid boasts a wealth of secret cocktail bars and eateries, all you have to do is stroll around, explore and happen upon these hidden gems during your trip
  3. Go to the park. Madrid is home to Spain's largest green space - Casa de Campo. There's lots to see including a Zoo Aquarium, a cable car, a fairground and a large lake that's ideal for kayaking
  4. Live the high life on the Gran Via. The city's main street is home to shopping, a vibrant dining scene and is the heart of Madrid tourist area. Ideal for an evening stroll.
  5. Hop on and hop off! Don't try and do it all yourself. There is a wealth of choice available for tourists who want to make the most of their trip. From private tours, to segway hire and bus tours - there's more than one way to enjoy Madrid! 

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