Things to do in Madrid

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    The Prado Museum

    The Prado Museum

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

    If you are looking for some really good art, then this is the place for you. It was an unforgettable experience!

  • 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
    188 reviews
    Outdoors, Plaza
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    I had so much fun showing the Plaza Mayor to my friend Karen when we traveled around Spain together as students in 2009. You get such a sense of Spain's ...

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    Palacio Real

    Palacio Real

    Ranked #4 overall in Madrid things to do
    164 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsyFamilies

    Very close to the apartment. Check out Free entrance hours and days for European citizens. I love to pass by at night when it is lit up.

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    Puerta del Sol

    Puerta del Sol

    Ranked #5 overall in Madrid things to do
    149 reviews
    Landmark, Plaza
    Popular withHistoryNightlifeArtsy

    The heart of Madrid. Full of protestors, giant cartoon characters and pickpockets depending on the day.

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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 withFoodiesHipstersNightlife

    Was so sad that we had eaten dinner before arriving here. There was so much to eat and choose from! We did end up getting a couple bites here and ...

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    Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

    Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

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

    Sadly I was unable to go to a match here as Real were away during our stay, so I had to make do with the tour. I found it interesting ...

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    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, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Art Museum
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    Gayle and I "accidentally" stumbled onto the Reina Sofia as we were walking back from the Atocha Train Station. It was early on a Monday evening and admission was free. ...

  • 9
    Gran Vía

    Gran Vía

    Ranked #9 overall in Madrid things to do
    58 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Shopping, Transportation
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies

    Truly an amazing street. Some aspects remind me of Broadway in New York City or Younge Street in Toronto, but the individual boutique stores that sell things from hand fans ...

  • 10
    El Rastro

    El Rastro

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

    The Rastro is a haven for creative couples. Grab your partner’s hand and stroll through the crowded streets surrounded by inspiration and the buzz of a Sunday morning in Madrid. ...

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