Sights & Attractions in Madrid


Things to Do in Old Madrid

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Arab Wall
The remains of the Moorish military outpost that became the city...
Archaeological Sites Old Madrid
Basílica de San Francisco el Grande
In 1760 Carlos III built this impressive basilica on the site...
Religious Sites Old Madrid
Campo del Moro
Below the Sabatini Gardens but accessible only by an entrance...
Parks Old Madrid
Catedral de la Almudena
The first stone of the cathedral, which adjoins the Royal Palace...
Religious Sites Old Madrid
Cava Baja
The epicenter of the fashionable and historic La Latina neighborhood—a...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old Madrid
Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida (Goya's tomb)
Built between 1792 and 1798 by the Italian architect Francisco...
Religious Sites Old Madrid
Jardines de Sabatini
The formal gardens to the north of the Royal Palace are crawling...
Gardens / Arboretums Old Madrid
Monasterio de la Encarnación
Once connected to the Royal Palace by an underground passageway...
Religious Sites Old Madrid
Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
This 16th-century building was restricted for 200 years to women...
Religious Sites Old Madrid
Museo del Traje
This museum traces the evolution of dress in Spain, from old...
Museums / Galleries Old Madrid
Palacio Real
Emblematic of the oldest part of the city and intimately related...
Castles / Palaces Old Madrid
Plaza de la Paja
At the top of the hill, on Costanilla San Andrés, the Plaza de...
Squares Old Madrid
Plaza de la Villa
Madrid's town council met in the medieval-looking complex here...
Government Buildings Old Madrid
Plaza de Oriente
The stately plaza in front of the Royal Palace is surrounded...
Squares Old Madrid
Plaza Mayor
Austere, grand, and often surprisingly quiet compared with the...
Squares Old Madrid
Puerta del Sol
Crowded with people but pedestrian-friendly, the Puerta del Sol...
Squares Old Madrid
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Designed by José Churriguera in the waning baroque years of the...
Museums / Galleries Old Madrid
San Nicolás de los Servitas
This church tower is one of the oldest buildings in Madrid. There's...
Religious Sites Old Madrid
Teatro Real
Built in 1850, this neoclassical theater was long a cultural...
Arts / Performance Venues Old Madrid
Kids love this cable car, which takes you from the Rosaleda gardens...
Transportation Sites Old Madrid
Templo de Debod
This 4th-century BC Egyptian temple was donated to Spain in thanks...
Religious Sites Old Madrid
One of the most comprehensive zoological parks in Europe, Madrid's...
Zoos / Aquariums Old Madrid
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