Things to do in Madrid

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    The Prado Museum

    The Prado Museum

    Ranked #1 overall in Madrid things to do
    187 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Historic Site
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    If you're in Madrid, you must visit the Prado. But be aware that there will likely be a line to get in, and the galleries can get crowded quickly. You ...

  • 2
    Parque del Buen Retiro

    Parque del Buen Retiro

    Ranked #2 overall in Madrid things to do
    166 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    The park is huge! I didn't even walk the entire thing because my feet were so tired from the rest of the city, but the park is beautiful. I was ...

  • 3
    Plaza Mayor

    Plaza Mayor

    Ranked #3 overall in Madrid things to do
    190 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Plaza
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    A good place to spend some idle time just admiring the architecture and watching people go by while enjoying some tapas and sangrea.

  • 4
    Palacio Real

    Palacio Real

    Ranked #4 overall in Madrid things to do
    165 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    I have a thing for palaces and the Palacio Real doesn't disappoint. It, and its gardens, make the perfect backdrop for an epic vacation photo, too.

  • 5
    Puerta del Sol

    Puerta del Sol

    Ranked #5 overall in Madrid things to do
    150 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Plaza
    Popular withHistoryNightlifeArtsy

    Fun to go see street artist and find club discounts with the guys handing out flyers

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    Market of San Miguel

    Market of San Miguel

    Ranked #6 overall in Madrid things to do
    114 reviews
    Shopping, Farmers Market
    Popular withFoodiesTrendstersNightlife

    Wonderful spot to eat drink and meet people. I was traveling alone and I met people from Brazil, Russia and USA and Spain. I loved it!

  • 7
    Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

    Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

    Ranked #7 overall in Madrid things to do
    101 reviews
    Sports, Stadium
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    If you like soccer this is a must. Although tours to get in are quite expensive.

  • 8
    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Ranked #8 overall in Madrid things to do
    90 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    Don’t forget to admire the famous Picasso’s Guernica. A lot of interesting Dali’s pieces

  • 9
    Gran Vía

    Gran Vía

    Ranked #9 overall in Madrid things to do
    58 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    One of the main streets of Madrid, buildings with amazing architecture to appreciate.

  • 10
    El Rastro

    El Rastro

    Ranked #9 overall in Madrid things to do
    52 reviews
    Shopping, Flea Market
    Popular withArtsyTrendstersBackpackers

    You can find all kinds of things at the Rastro. A huge flea market- I go mostly for Art but if you want clothes, there is a mix of eclectic ...

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