MADRID. Monuments and must-sees visits

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The main recommended visits are:

1. Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral

The Royal Palace was the official residence of the kings of Spain until they moved to the Zarzuela Palace.
This huge palace, the largest in Western Europe, is currently used for sightseeing and is closed for state ceremonies and official acts and before or after entering the complex we recommend you to go to the Plaza de Oriente and especially to the Sabatini gardens, to take good pictures of the palace. En the interior you can tour the luxurious halls and royal chambers, and the spectacular Royal Armory, with one of the most important collections in the world.


The Almudena Cathedral
is of Catholic worship, dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the advocation of the Almudena. In the Almudena Cathedral we find several architectural styles. Its interior is of neo-Gothic style, its exterior of neoclassical style and its crypt of neo-Romanesque style.

It was the place chosen for the Royal wedding of the current King and Queen of Spain.

A great way to learn about the history of the palace and the Cathedral.

If you want to avoid the long lines at the entrance, it is best to buy your tickets online in advance, which will save you time and some money.

Hours: Royal Palace (April-September) Every day

10:00am – 8:00pm, rest of the year closing at 6:00pm)

Hours: Almudena Cathedral: Daily 9:00am – 8:30pm

Entries:
https://tickets.patrimonionacional.es/es-ES/venta-de-entradas

Visiting time: 90-120min / monument

 

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2. Prado Museum, and Reina Sofia Museum

The Prado National Museum is one of the most important museums in the world, as well as one of the most visited, and is considered the most important cultural institution in Spain.

The architectural project of the current art gallery was approved by Charles III in 1786.

Its main attraction lies in the large presence of artists and paintings by Velazquez, Goya, Zurbaran, El Greco, Titian, Rubens, etc..

Although these aspects are less well known, the museum also has an important art section and a collection of sculptures.

The Prado National Museum, together with the Thyssen Museum and the Reina Sofia National Art Center, form the so-called art triangle, a mecca for numerous tourists from all over the world. This area is enriched by other nearby institutions.

Our chauffeur service takes you to visit all the museums.

Hours: Monday – Sunday from 10:00am to 8:00pm

Tickets: Directly at the museum’s ticket office or in advance on the website:
https://tickets.patrimonionacional.es/es-ES/venta-de-entradas

Free admission for children under 18 years old and students up to 25 years old.

Visiting time: 3-4 hours / museum

 

3. Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor


Puerta del Sol
is one of the nerve centers of Madrid. The name is inherited from its former use, as it was one of the entrances to the wall that surrounded Madrid in the fifteenth century. It was oriented towards the rising of the sun so they had no hesitation in calling it Puerta del Sol.

It has been the scene of major events in the life of the city, from the fight against the French invaders in 1808 to the proclamation of the second republic in 1931, also retaining its place as the protagonist of the custom of the twelve grapes in the new year to the sound of the chimes played by the post office clock. It is currently a communications hub and known as the Km 0 of all roads out of Madrid. At the Puerta del Sol, you can also find the bear and the strawberry tree, symbol and coat of arms of the city of Madrid.


The Plaza Mayor
The Plaza Mayor was conceived as a reform of the Spanish King Philip II and carried out by his royal successors: Philip III and Charles II. Located next to the popular Puerta del Sol, it has rivaled in urban and social prominence with it for being a meeting point and market as well. The term main square, comes from an ordinance of the Catholic Monarchs in 1480 as the one that should take the place of a population with enough open space to hold the market and where the town hall should be installed. It is also a very popular place for its stalls during the Christmas season.

Future Bernabeu Stadium

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4. Gran Vía


Gran Vía
is one of the main streets of the city of Madrid. It starts at Alcalá Street and ends at Plaza de España. It is an important landmark in the city. The construction of the Gran Vía lasted several decades, with work beginning in 1910 and ending in 1929. It was one of the most transcendental works in Spain, since it was necessary to demolish more than 300 houses and affected almost 50 streets.

In it we can find the main fashion stores of the city, restaurants, hotels and the main theaters of the city. If you are looking for the most exclusive fashion boutiques, you should visit the streets of Serrano, Goya and Velazquez in the Salamanca district. To walk along Gran Vía is to walk through beautiful buildings, through a torrent of life that never rests. The Gran Vía has a total length of 1.3 km.

Undoubtedly an obligatory visit to the city center.

Our driver will take you from your hotel to any point of Gran Via you wish.

The main hotels in Gran Via are:

NH Collection Gran Via, Riu plaza España

Vincci Capitol, Gran Vía 25 Meliá, etc..

 

5. Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcalá

The Plaza de Cibeles, designed by the architect Ventura Rodríguez in 1782, the fountain represents the goddess Cybele on a chariot pulled by lions. In its beginnings, the fountain supplied water to the people of Madrid. In 1895 it was moved to the center of the square and became a cultural decorative element. The fountain represents the mother goddess Cybeleon a chariot pulled by lions Atalanta and Hipomenes. Next to the fountain stands one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, the Palace of Cybele. In the other three corners are the Linares Palace, the Buenavista Palace and the Bank of Spain building. Leaving towards Gran Vía we have the peculiar building of the Instituto Cervantes.

The Puerta de Alcalá was inaugurated in 1778. The occasion was the commemoration of Charles III’s entry into Madrid as King of Spain. The monument replaced a previous gate, located a few meters below, which marked the road to Alcalá de Henares. The name of the gate is no coincidence either ,since it was originally one of the five gates that access to the Villa de Madrid. The Puerta de Alcalá is almost 20 meters high and 43 meters wide. It is carved in granite and is of Neoclassical style. Undoubtedly one of the icons of the city of Madrid. Visit it with our
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6. Retiro Park

The Real Sitio del Buen Retiro was built in the reign of Philip IV in the first half of the seventeenth century, a royal possession located in the city of Madrid. The complex, which included a palace, a monastery of Hieronymite monks, a theater, and large gardens, was one of the most frequented recreational areas for the Spanish monarchs and their court. from The main tourist attractions, it has architectural and landscape figures from the XVII to the XXI century, among which the Monument to Alfonso XII, the Palacio from Glass, the Big Pond, the Parterre, the Gate from Felipe IV, the Real Observatorio Astronómico, etc… The Retiro “is a symbol of the 19,000 treesin the Madrid park, of up to 163 different species.

Hours: From October to March: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. From April to September: from 6:00 to 24:00 hours.

Entrance: Entrance to the Parque del Retiro is free of charge. Not only will you enjoy the stroll, but street performers gather for you to enjoy listening and watching.

7. Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

The Santiago Bernabeu is a sports complex owned by the Real Madrid soccer club, located in the heart of the Paseo de la Castellana. The stadium is inaugurated December 14, 1947. It is named after the soccer player, coach and president of Real Madrid for more than 35 years. It is the most famous and awarded soccer team in the world, all the world’s soccer stars have passed through it, from. Di Estefano, Juanito, Santillana, Del Bosque, Camacho, Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and many others. His palmares include 13 European Cups, 7 Club World Cups, 4 European Super Cups, 2 Uefa Cups, 34 Leagues, 19 King’s Cups, etc. Be sure to visit the tour of the incredible Real Madrid museum inside the stadium. Click on the following link to see schedules and prices of the visit to the museum and of course our
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collect at the Bernabéu stadium. By the end of 2023, work on the majestic new stadium will be completed.

https://www.ticket-madrid.com/es/santiago-bernabeu/?gclid=CjwKCAjwo8-SBhAlEiwAopc9Wz81yckJyOJsnx4PczT7ckemd6vNX-1vNwcqqiljimUubtm1XGkrIhoCZzMQAvD_BwE

 

8. Wanda Metropolitano Stadium

The Wanda Metrpolitano stadiumbelongs to the Atlético de Madrid soccer club. The stadium has a capacity of 68,456 spectators, with the stands divided into three levels, forming three rings. Atletico de Madrid, a club with more than 116 years of history. This stadium, which was completely renovated, was
opened
in 2017, previously the team
played
matches at the Vicente Calderón stadium. The club has decided to prioritize the spaciousness, comfort and safety of the fans over the option of a larger capacity. In order to make access and enjoyment of the seats as satisfactory as possible, the distance between rows has been increased. Its track record to date is: 11 national leagues, 10 King’s Cups, 2 Spanish Super Cups, etc… Tour of the stadium, during the visit to the Wanda Metropolitano you will be able to see firsthand what it is like inside one of the most cutting-edge stadiums in Europe. You will see the dugout on the field, the first team locker rooms, the Press Room, the Presidential Box or the VIP Room, where the new signings are presented. At the entrance of the stadium you will find the ticket offices for the tour tickets and the official store. Copy and paste the following link to get more information about the tour schedule and its official store.

https://www.atleticodemadrid.com/atm/museo-tour

 

You can buy all the tickets to the different monuments on the national heritage website, choosing time and day, or directly at the ticket offices at the entrance of the monument, waiting for the long queues. We remind you that large families have direct access free of charge, they only have to present their large family documents directly at the entrance.

For more information, prices and guided tours, visit the main website of patrimonio nacional tickets by clicking on the following link: https://tickets.patrimonionacional.es/es-ES/venta-de-entradas

 

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