Things to Do in Madrid

Things to Do in Madrid, Spain - Madrid Attractions

Things to Do in Madrid

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  • stulimom
    Bonita Springs, FL856 contributions
    We totally enjoyed our visit to this museum. Our tour group was giving us a quick tour one day but we spent over 3 hours here on our own before the tour started and were glad we did. That time included lunch in their cafeteria (very nice) and a snack on their outdoor patio at the end of the visit (also nice).

    I recommend you go with a list of the top 10 or so paintings to see and try to head to the rooms that contain them. On the way you'll see lots of other worthy paintings too, but the place is so huge it was nice to have an agenda.

    And be sure to buy your tickets in advance so you aren't waiting in line to get in!
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Kelly A
    Leavenworth, WA24 contributions
    What a lovely city park! Madrilenos are walking, running, picnicking, yoga-ing, playing music, hanging out with friends, children are playing and everyone is enjoying their time in this park, especially on weekends.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Superdriver
    Stevenage, UK75 contributions
    The whole stadium is being renovated and so hoardings all around. We got off the hop on hop off bus for a while just to soak in the atmosphere as it was a match day and therefore couldnt have tour. Do check before you travel as I think the renovations will be ongoing for a while and therefore tours are not operating at the moment
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • stulimom
    Bonita Springs, FL856 contributions
    We did a tour on our own of the inside of this palace using their audio guides. They were very helpful and the staff was great at helping you get it going. Each room was more spectacular than the other. Even though it's not lived in now it's a beautiful building with a nice self-guided tour. And be sure to buy your tickets beforehand.....and check which days it's closed due to its use for visiting dignitaries. It was closed 3 days when we visited so we had to plan our visit around that.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Jomama
    Phoenix, AZ76 contributions
    There are a lot of museums in Madrid. If you only have time for one, this is the one I recommend. The works are well displayed. It was very enjoyable.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • stulimom
    Bonita Springs, FL856 contributions
    You have to like modern art to visit here but after the Prado it was a nice change. They even let us seniors in for free! We especially liked riding the glass enclosed elevators to get a nice view of the area. We forgot to buy tickets in advance so the line was rather long but well worth it.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Nickie3015
    London, UK74 contributions
    We got tickets having seen the London Sorolla exhibition and just loved his work. Definitely worth a visit to both the museum and the gardens. Not overly busy and very beautiful.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Senioronabudget
    Kent, WA917 contributions
    Start at the Southeast end and walk theourgh 20th century architecture. If you are a fashionista, you will delight in what's available.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • stulimom
    Bonita Springs, FL856 contributions
    We stopped here our first day in Madrid while our Airbnb was being cleaned for us. It's a great place to stop for their famous churros and chocolate sauce to dip them in. There are some outdoor seats and this treat is very inexpensive and good for 2 people. The tourist office is in this plaza but wasn't really much help or much to see......this should be beefed up with maps and sites and displays.......and bathrooms.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • NTXTravelBug60
    Dallas, TX113 contributions
    I would preface this by saying, "may not be for everyone". But I loved it.

    I'm not sure how much in the exhibits was original artifacts vs. reconstructions--if they were originals, it's impressive. There is a video at the beginning that takes you from prehistory in Spain through now--this is only my second trip to Spain, so I wasn't aware of the very early human occupation of the Iberian peninsula, or the may influences on the Peninsula from various outside areas.

    I found the exhibits well laid out. The Roman part of the museum was particularly good--surprising # of mosaics from Navarre, and a beautiful atrium layout of Roman sculptures and artifacts.

    I had trouble using the museum's app--I tried to download it, but every time I tried to play a selection, it would act like I never told it to download, so I finally gave up. However, their were plenty of written explanations in both Spanish and English, so I went with that. I wouldn't bother with the app. there were no audioguides available when we were there.
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • Helen C
    Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
    Shop district with trendy shops and nice streets to walk on a sunny afternoon. Plenty of cafes to stop by and located close to several attractions. Recommended after visiting one of the several good museums of Madrid
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Senioronabudget
    Kent, WA917 contributions
    We spent a month in Madrid and our apartment was in La Latina. I do agree with some reviewers, there isn't much to do here other than touring some churches and the Sunday flea market (which is worth the experience). That being said, we loved the neighborhood. One can graze to your hearts content from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM. The bakeries are wonderful. The Mercado de la Cebada has wonderful selections of hams and olives. With one exception of Cervecería San Andrés (see my review), we were treated like residents. We will return.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Allan C
    Ipswich, UK498 contributions
    Attractive open space when not filledwith traffic where the Calle Alcala crosses the Paseo de Castellaneo. Several attractive buildings and an impressive fountain in the middle with a Celtic like figure i a chariot. You may be pushed tlo get a decent photo of the fountain.
    Written May 2, 2022
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  • KatrinJ_est
    Tallinn, Estonia224 contributions
    Very crowded market, but food was really good. If you want to have a true food experience, then visit this and take different snacks feom different placea there.
    Be aware some sellers might not ve friendly...
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • dena f
    Oxfordshire, UK258 contributions
    A great open space with a wide trail for walking, running, or cycling. There were a number of smaller playgrounds along the route and you really only have to cross 1 major road along a 6km stretch. We rented a family cycle from Eco Moving Sports at an hourly rate and joined the crowd along the river.
    Written November 13, 2021
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