Sights & Attractions in Madrid


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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de...
Museums / Galleries Barrio de las Letras
Cava Baja
The epicenter of the fashionable and historic La...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old Madrid
Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Madrid's museum of modern art was once a...
Museums / Galleries Rastro and Lavapies
Centro de Conde Duque
Built by Pedro de Ribera in 1717–30 to...
Architectural Sites Chueca and Malasana
El Rastro
Named for the arrastre (dragging) of animals in...
Markets / Bazaars Rastro and Lavapies
Monasterio de la Encarnación
Once connected to the Royal Palace by an...
Religious Sites Old Madrid
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
This 16th-century building was restricted for 200...
Religious Sites Old Madrid
Museo Arqueológico
The biggest attraction here is a replica of the...
Museums / Galleries Salamanca and Retiro
Museo del Prado
When the Prado was commissioned by King/Mayor...
Museums / Galleries Salamanca and Retiro
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Opened in 1992, the Thyssen occupies spacious...
Museums / Galleries Barrio de las Letras
Palacio Real
Emblematic of the oldest part of the city and...
Castles / Palaces Old Madrid
Parque del Buen Retiro
Once the private playground of royalty, Madrid's...
Parks Salamanca and Retiro
Plaza de la Paja
At the top of the hill, on Costanilla San...
Squares Old Madrid
Plaza de la Villa
Madrid's town council met in the medieval-looking...
Government Buildings Old Madrid
Plaza de Oriente
The stately plaza in front of the Royal Palace is...
Squares Old Madrid
Plaza Mayor
Austere, grand, and often surprisingly quiet...
Squares Old Madrid
Plaza Santa Ana
This plaza was the heart of the theater...
Squares Barrio de las Letras
Puerta del Sol
Crowded with people but pedestrian-friendly, the...
Squares Old Madrid
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Designed by José Churriguera in the waning...
Museums / Galleries Old Madrid


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