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Ten Things to Do in Madrid

The capital city of Spain offers so many places to visit and things to do, that one might find it difficult to decide how to spend a vacation in Madrid. Having found the accommodation, regardless if it is a hotel or Madrid apartment, visit Madrid will now be much easier since your luggage is left in safety. Here are some of the things to do:

1. Visit museums and galleries

Madrid is a city famous for culture and art, so you have to devote at least one day to visiting museums and art galleries in the city. You will be able to enjoy history and art from 12th century until present day.

2. Take a walk in a Park Retiro

Perhaps the most famous park and one of the most visited landmarks of Madrid is the Park Retiro. It allows you to take a walk and enjoy the nature. In the same time you can visit the Crystal Palace and other monuments in the park.

3. Shop in Gran Via

Gran Via is a popular shopping area in Madrid. This wide street, kilometers long, is full of shops and cafes. In addition, if you love architecture and design, you will also enjoy the buildings along the street.

4. Enjoy the view

One of the best ways to enjoy the view is to visit Teleférico de Madrid where you can get a ride in a cable car, that runs above the city in over 2 kilometers long ride.

5. Visit the squares

Madrid squares are perfect for learning something about the city’s history, as well as to take amazing pictures of landscape. In addition, lots of guided tours start from one of the squares.

6. Try local food

One of the things you must to do while in Madrid is to try local cuisine and enjoy some of the national dishes available in local restaurants.

7. Enjoy a night out

If you enjoy going out and attending parties, you will love Madrid and its all-night-long parties. Different types of music are played in different locations, so there is something for everyone here, starting from pop, rock, to dance, house, etc.

8. Attend a local festival

Depending on the time of your visit, you might have an opportunity to attend a local festival where you can learn a lot about local customs and tradition.

9. Go to a game

Madrid is home to the Real Madrid football club, playing at the Santiago Bernabéu. If you love football and there happens to be a game played during your visit, make sure you attend the game. You can also visit the stadium when there is no game.

10. Visit city’s landmarks

Other city’s landmarks you should visit include Madrid’s Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, the Paseo del Prado, the Paseo de la Castellana, the Puerta de Alcalá, the Catedral de la Almudena, as well as famous four skyscrapers in Madrid: Torre Bankia, Torre PwC, Torre Espacio and Torre de Cristal.