Top 7 Tourist Attractions in Madrid

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Top Attractions In Madrid

The capital of Spain, Madrid, is the most popular tourist destination in the world. Give below are the top seven tourist attractions in Madrid that you should not miss out on during your Madrid city tours.

Palacio Real

Palacio Real is a massive Royal Palace with nearly 2,500 ornately decorated rooms. Though this palace is used for official ceremonies, fifty of the rooms are open to the public, which includes an armory and the palace’s throne room that features a ceiling painted by the Baroque artist Tiepolo.

Plaza Mayor

This is the most famous of all the plazas in Madrid. Three sides of this rectangular plaza is bordered by long rows of 3 story apartments. The structures are decorated with frescoes and ornamented with balconies topped with elegant slate spires and framed with wrought iron railings.

Prado Museum

This 18th-Century museum was designed by the architect Juan de Villanueva and houses one of the world’s finest artwork collections. It has more than 7,000 artworks, which represent history and culture from the 12th Century to the early 19th Century. No wonder, this museum is included in every Madrid city tours itinerary.

Retiro Park

This park began as a monastery in the 1500’s, and was expanded into a royal park when Philip II moved his court to Madrid. This park is now a favorite spot for tourists and it features a big artificial pond where you can rent canoes and kayaks.

Museo Reina Sofia

The Museo Reina Sofia was inaugurated by Queen Sofia in the year 1992 and was designed as a modern version of the historical Prado Museum. This museum is home to a wide range of works created by Spanish artists and also has extensive collections of artwork by Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

Temple of Debod

Temple of Debod is one of the unique sights in Parque del Oeste, a park located near the Royal Palace. The temple of Isis, the Egyptian goddess once stood on the banks of the river Nile. This 4,000-year-old building is etched with bas-reliefs that depict the gods Isis and Ammon.

Plaza de Cibeles

The Plaza de Cibeles is one of the most beautiful plazas you can see in Madrid; it is surrounded by many buildings that are constructed in the Neo-classical style. At the center of this plaza, you can see a statue, which is considered a symbol of the city: Fuente de la Cibeles.