Manzanares River Madrid
The Manzanares River runs through the heart of Madrid and has provided a source of fresh water for the city since its foundation. The Manzanares flows south from the Sierra de Guadarrama before joining the westerly flowing Tagus River. Although the river is small and often has very little water, especially during the dry season, it plays an important part in Spain’s history.
The Plaza Mayor is a major public space in the heart of Madrid, the capital of Spain. It was once the centre of Old Madrid. The square is 129 meters long by 94 meters wide, surrounded by three-story buildings with porches all along the plaza. Historically it’s been a meeting place, and used for civil announcements and celebrations. It’s filled with commemorative plaques, historic places and other symbols.
Retiro Park is one of the largest parks of the city of Madrid, and one of the main attractions. It´s 118 hectares of green space in the very centre of the city. This major urban park was built in the middle of the 17th century to be enjoyed.
Palacio Real – Royal Palace
The Royal Palace of Madrid is the largest in Western Europe and one of the largest in the world. With over 135.000 square metres and 3.418 rooms, it has witnessed centuries of Spanish history. It is one of the few official seat of a Head of State that is open to the public. Almost 2 million visitors come every year to discover its rooms, works of art and treasures that are unique in the world.
The Gran Vía was one of the most challenging urban constructions in Spain as it was necessary to demolish over 300 buildings and 50 streets. Thanks to this thoroughfare, the city centre was better connected to the north-eastern part of Madrid. It is said that to be the street that never sleeps.
Puerta del Sol
The Sun´s Gate (in English) is one of the most renowned central squares in Madrid, located just a short walk from the Plaza Mayor. At the top of the Casa de Correos, there is a tower and at the center of that tower is a clock. This large clock that dominates the square sees in the New Year for many Spanish people.
Golden Triangle of Art
Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art is home to a trio of Spain’s most important art museums – Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen Museum.
Prado Museum has the most extended collections of important artists: El Bosco, Tiziano, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez or Goya.
Thyssen-Borbenemisza offers the possibility of doing a review through art history from 13th Century to 20th Century. Between its collections American’s 19th Century paintings stand out. Moreover, this museum is located within Palacio de Villahermosa, a symbol of Madrid’s neoclassical architecture.
Reina Sofía Museum where you can see 20th Century works of contemporary art. Inside find works by Dalí, Miró and Juan Gris, alongside the museum’s masterpiece, Guernica.
Soccer Club – Real Madrid
The club was officially founded in 1902 and joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation in 1909. Holder of multiple European and international titles, the club opens its doors 363 days a year for football and sports fans to explore its historic stadium (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium), an absolute must on your trip to Madrid.
Where you should go.
- Manzanares River Madrid
- Plaza Mayor
- Retiro Park
- Palacio Real
- Gran Via
- Puerta del Sol
- Golden Triangle of Art
- Prado Museum – https://goo.gl/maps/rb9BbUUjRghGqiYT9
- Thyssen-Borbenemisza – https://goo.gl/maps/8LBqBYLJ3zew66bs7
- Reina Sofía Museum – https://goo.gl/maps/qBSRFwXRoax23MPa8
- Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
- Av. de Concha Espina, 1, 28036 Madrid