Madrid Landmarks

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2. Plaza Mayor

4.0 of 5 bubbles27,162
Points of Interest & LandmarksCentro

293neilk
By 293neilk
... reign of King Philip III whose amazing equestrian statue is the centrepiece of the plaza ,the architecture is stu...

3. Gran Via

4.5 of 5 bubbles14,730
Points of Interest & LandmarksCentroAdmission tickets from ₹2,590

1coachandy
By 1coachandy
Plenty of shops and Landmark buildings along the way with beautiful buildings to admire while you take a stroll along...

5. Templo de Debod

4.0 of 5 bubbles13,649
Architectural BuildingsMoncloa - Aravaca

alexvrj
By alexvrj
More than a park or a monument, you we can have an special combo: the most beautiful sunset in Madrid, a very beautif...

6. Plaza de Cibeles

4.5 of 5 bubbles5,601
Monuments & StatuesBarrio de Salamanca

MikaelF413
By MikaelF413
In the center of the square is a striking fountain with a statue of Cybele, the goddess of nature and fertility, seat...

7. Puerta del Sol

4.0 of 5 bubbles10,928
Points of Interest & LandmarksCentro

293neilk
By 293neilk
... streets leading into this square alive with tourists and locals ,its a great square to visit if you're planning a...

8. Museo Cerralbo

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,231
Architectural BuildingsArguelles

735MichaelK
By 735MichaelK
They range from classical art (El Greco, Veronese, Zurbaran etc), to clocks, chandeliers, mirrors, pottery, busts etc.

10. Paseo del Prado

4.5 of 5 bubbles4,378
Points of Interest & LandmarksPaseo del Prado

293neilk
By 293neilk
... here is Paseo De Prado which is a wonderful tree lined boulevard that runs on from Calle De Alcala to roughly dow...

11. Palacio de Cibeles

4.5 of 5 bubbles5,040
Architectural BuildingsPaseo del Prado

293neilk
By 293neilk
... De Telecommunications ,it's a stunning piece of architecture ,built in an architectural style known as Neoplatere...
Points of Interest & LandmarksSalamanca (District)

Mikkoshanghai
By Mikkoshanghai
The arena is beautiful and the audio tour explains the history and traditions very well.

13. Palacio De Cristal

4.5 of 5 bubbles3,703
Architectural BuildingsRetiro

marcoalbert
By marcoalbert
Inside the Retiro Park, you can find the Crystal Palace, a classic visit to the city of Madrid, it is a very nice exp...

15. Estacion de Atocha

4.0 of 5 bubbles6,413
Architectural BuildingsAtocha

bornthatway_traveler
By bornthatway_traveler
Most areas were clean, signage was better than many stations, eateries were plentiful, and the botanical garden was s...

16. Barrio de Salamanca

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,870
Historic Walking AreasBarrio de Salamanca

293neilk
By 293neilk
... lots of boutique shops there to discovered ,the architecture in this neighbourhood is fabulous, so many grand loo...

17. Plaza de Santa Ana

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,808
ParksHuertas

MikaelF413
By MikaelF413
Two statues pay tribute to two great Spanish personalities: the famous Spanish playwright Pedro Calderon de la Barca...

18. Plaza de Oriente

4.5 of 5 bubbles3,182
Points of Interest & LandmarksCentro

293neilk
By 293neilk
This beautiful park area has great ,well kept garden area's and throughout the park are all manner of statue's plus a...

19. Puerta de Alcala

4.5 of 5 bubbles4,045
Monuments & StatuesBarrio de Salamanca

293neilk
By 293neilk
... was at the time the first post Roman Empire triumphal arch built in Europe ,a wonderful Neo Classical piece of ar...

20. La Latina

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,448
NeighbourhoodsLa Latina

McMillan1964
By McMillan1964
Great city break, fabulous bars and restaurants, amazing culture experience around the centre of Latina.

21. Cibeles Fountain

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,765
FountainsBarrio de Salamanca

raybyerley
By raybyerley
I think Cebeles was a goddess of fertility. The statue has two lions pulling her in a carriage. The palacio next to the...

23. Plaza de Espana

4.0 of 5 bubbles1,745
Points of Interest & LandmarksArguelles

293neilk
By 293neilk
... De Madrid and Edificio Espana which are two of the tallest buildings in the city ,there's also House Of Gallardo ...

24. Malasana

4.5 of 5 bubbles689
NeighbourhoodsMalasaña

293neilk
By 293neilk
... its vibrant and exciting, wonderful eclectic architecture, great shopping outlets if you're into you're retail th...

25. Barrio de Las Letras

4.5 of 5 bubbles582
NeighbourhoodsHuertas

293neilk
By 293neilk
... poems and verses which are cool ,the area has great architecture and an amazing variety of pubs,cafés,bars and re...

26. Edificio Metrópolis

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,862
Architectural BuildingsBarrio de Salamanca

293neilk
By 293neilk
... & Raymond Fevrier in the magnificent French Beaux Arts style of architecture that is so pleasing on the eye,at pr...
NeighbourhoodsCentro

martinab381
By martinab381
Fun and easy going, this place is filled with young people who want to have fun. Everyone is easy going, its an open...

29. Casa de Campo

4.0 of 5 bubbles556
ParksMoncloa - Aravaca

293neilk
By 293neilk
... hustle and bustle of this vibrant city, all in all a great park to check out if you're planning a holiday to Madrid.
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What travellers are saying

  • Eleanor M
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was at the top of my list for visiting Madrid, and in the off-peak season I really underestimated how busy it would be.

    I finally secured tickets, although it was quite difficult online with finding the right kind ( student visit with English speaking tour ) and then with a cookie problem I did need to message. The online assistance was very helpful !

    On the day, I arrived early and it was not clear where to go as there are really only signs above the door and no posts. I felt this could’ve been displayed better. For ticket holders, you must cross through the queue of non ticket holders and make sure not to stand in the group queue by the road!

    I waited for my tour to start and was given an ear piece by a very smiley attendant. The tour guide herself did not introduce herself or give details about the tour but she was incredibly informative and engaging! The tour lasted about an hour and fifteen minutes. I would recommend going on a tour as the rooms can be very cramped and offer limited information on posts.

    I would’ve liked to see more English translations in the shop and more choice in the cafe, but I cannot fault the tour!
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Quill2005
    Ocala, FL268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A major public and historic square in the heart of Madrid dating back several centuries. The rectangular square is surrounded by residential buildings with balconies that face the square. There are shops and restaurants around. This is a popular place for locals and tourists to visit. Not far from here is the Puerta del Sol. If you’re visiting Plaza Mayor, be sure to check out the impressive interiors of some of the nearby churches such as San Isidro, Santa Cruz, and the Basilica Pontifical of San Miguel.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, NY865 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gran Via is the shopping street of Madrid. My hotel was here which meant I got to pass this street a lot. There are plenty of stores with beautiful white buildings in the center of the city. I highly recommend taking a stroll down Gran Via.
    Written 27 March 2024
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  • Soft Drink
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are not the greatest stadium in the world, you are a masterpiece, you are mesmerized as soon as you step inside, and when the stadium is full, then you can't beat it. In 2024, we will have both the Laliga victory and the Champions League victory, and we Madridistas will be drunk with victory that day. We are shaping the squad of the future with our young talents, we are getting ahead of our rivals and we can add 1 more superstar to our squad, it must be every footballer's dream to play in this magnificent stadium.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Debold Temple was located on a small hill in Parque De Oste. It was a short walk from the Palacio Real.

    We knew the inside was closed that day so we spent our time waking around the temple itself. I did not realize but security would not let any one near the temple as well. We watched them come out of the temple itself and chase people away.

    In the winter, the water that surrounded the temple had been drained but not sure if that also had to do with the drought conditions.

    Still a worthwhile visit to see a complete Egyptian temple without needed to travel to Egypt.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Cme1234
    Singapore, Singapore472 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are some ostentatious architectural features in the area. Many tourists visit this square to take instagram photographs.

    It is worth a visit as it is within walking distance to the shopping street in Serrano.
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • Quill2005
    Ocala, FL268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lively pedestrian-packed plaza in the heart of Madrid. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby including the large department store, El Corte Ingles. The iconic “Tio Pepe” sherry sign that’s dominated the Puerto del Sol for a long time is still there. It’s a short walk to the Plaza Mayor from here, also another major historic plaza of Madrid.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Kimberly K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully preserved home of the Marquis of Cerralbo. Original furnishings and artwork. The recorded guided tour is very interesting and moves at a good pace. The building is easy to get to and not overwhelming in size. Can be done in under an hour. Would recommend checking hours as it is not open after 3 and the stop selling tickets at 2.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Gregory P
    Greenwood, United States5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly beautiful with paintings depicting life of St. Francis and the Order of Friars Minor. Convenient walking distance to Plaza Royal and good eating places.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK6,19,734 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Madrid has to be one of the most beautiful city's in the world, been here many times over the many years I've been travelling and this city to me gets more enchanting with every visit.
    An absolutely must go destination for me on any holiday I take here is Paseo De Prado which is a wonderful tree lined boulevard that runs on from Calle De Alcala to roughly down to Atocha Railway Station, its a very peaceful boulevard, there's great fountains to admire such as Cibeles Fountain, Neptuno Fountain and Fountain Of The Artichoke ,its a lovely walk with great looking buildings flanking this boulevard, if you're planning a holiday to Madrid its a boulevard to check out.
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • Marianne T
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views! Went at night for a drink and enjoyed beautiful views of Madrid. Drinks were great also. We had some great quality tapas and the service was great.
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • Nurikabe_12
    New York City, NY770 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite some distance away from Madrid's main attractions, but still easily accessible my Metro.

    The architecture is nice and makes great photos from the outside. The moorish influence is readily visible.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,573 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Palacio De Cristal or Glass palace is located at El Retiro Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    It was originally built in 1887 as a greenhouse as part of an exhibition on the Philippines.

    It is now used all year round as a venue for hosting temporary exhibitions.

    It was modelled on Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace which had been erected in Hyde Park (London) back in 1851.

    Whilst in this pretty park its worth visiting this unique building.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Quill2005
    Ocala, FL268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large Cathedral in Heart of Madrid - located in front of the Royal Palace, this large cathedral is a relatively new one and the interior largely reflects this. Some of the side altars are nice. If you can visit the cathedral crypt, it’s well worth it and has an ‘older’ feel than the interior of the cathedral itself.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used the Atocha station to catch our Renfre train to Toledo.

    We arrived about 40 minutes ahead of our 9:15AM train just to give us some time to figure out the station layout without rushing.

    Initially we looked for our train on the main departure status board, planta primera floor, but after while of scrolling, Toledo never showed up. We then found out there was another boarding area one level down on planta Baja. It was on the same level as the indoor gardens so we got to wander through it. The status board finally got updated with the assigned track number for our Toledo train. That was at least 20 minutes before departure.

    Security prior to heading to the track consisted of ticket checks for all of us and an X-ray machine which scanned our bags and jackets. That took around five minutes.

    The planta baja waiting area was fairly large with limited seating, bathrooms and a cafe selling drinks, sandwiches and pastries. When boarding was announced they opened the door leading to our train and then scanned our tickets. It went quickly.

    When we returned we headed to the street level and found two huge baby head statues outside. The March 11 glass memorial towers above was fully covered due to some renovations.
    Written 17 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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