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Attractions in Madrid

Museums

PradoWithin a few blocks are three world class art museums. The Prado contains works from the 12th to the 19th centuries. There are collections of both Spanish and foreign artists. The most renowned collections are of Valáquez and Goya.

 

Reina Sofia has a outstanding collection of 20th century art. Among the artists are Miró, Dali and Picasso. The third museum is Thyssen-Bornemisza which has a little of everything from 13th century to the present.


Theater

There are at 25 to 30 theatres in Madrid that can be visited in the evening. Probably the most famous is the newly restored Royal Theater, Teatro Real. It is world renown for opera and the home of the opera company, Fundación del Teatro Lirico.

Bullfight

The biggest bullring in Spain, Las Ventas, lies in Madrid. Bullfighters throughout Spain come to this challenging arena. There you can feel the fury of the bull and the rear and pride of the matador.

Soccer

Sunday afternoon is soccer time in Spain. Madrid has two soccer teams, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid. Real Madrid’s stadium, Santiago Bernabéu, is 50 years old and seats 75 000 people. A match with so many can be deafening but well worth it.

 

There are museums to everyone’s taste if you have the time. There is the Municipal Museum, which you can get an overview of the town and it’s history, the Musco de la Ciudad which has miniature models of Madrid, the Wax Museum which speaks for itself, the Natural Science Museum and many more.

Shopping

Don’t leave town without visiting the El Rastro flea market. It’s been around since the middle ages and the major part is around the Plaza de Cascorro. Calle Ribera de Curtidores is the main street of Madrid. There you can find some great bargains.


Madrid Card

To make the best of your stay in Madrid buy the Madrid Card. The Madrid Card offers admission to 40 museums, public transport, unlimited use of Madrid Vision for one day, the Madrid Planetarium, a walk through Madrid of the Hapsburgs and 42 special offers in shops, restaurants and much more…
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