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Best of Madrid Guide

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Madrid
So many of Madrid’s buildings look like castles, you’ll think you’ve stumbled into a fairytale. Even City Hall is astounding, with its white pinnacles and neo-Gothic features. A self-guided architecture tour can begin by the great bear statue in the central Puerta del Sol. Wander by the fanciful Royal Palace before absorbing the natural beauty of Retiro Park, then visit one of the city’s many museums. You could happily cap off each day by nibbling on forkfuls of paella while sipping Spanish rioja.

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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Gardens; Parks; Bodies of Water
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Prado National Museum
Prado National Museum
The Prado has one of the largest art collections in the world, and is best known for its diverse assortment of works by Velasquez, Goya and El Greco.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)
Owner description: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers visitors an overview of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century. In the nearly one thousand works on display, visitors can... more Owner description: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers visitors an overview of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century. In the nearly one thousand works on display, visitors can contemplate the major periods and pictorial schools of western art such as the Renaissance, Mannerism, the Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism and the art of the 19th and 20th centuries up to Pop Art. The museum also features works from some movements not represented in state-owned collections, such as Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and the experimental avant-garde movements of the early 20th century. In addition, it boasts an important collection of 19th-century American painting not found in any other European museum institutions. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Stadio Santiago Bernabeu
Stadio Santiago Bernabeu
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid
Luxurious, over-the-top rococo palace with over 2,000 opulently gilded rooms.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cebo
Cebo
Ranked #1 of 12,007 Restaurants in Madrid
Price: $87 - $149
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Restaurante Etimo by Begona Fraire
Restaurante Etimo by Begona Fraire
Ranked #2 of 12,007 Restaurants in Madrid
Price: $74 - $371
Cuisines: Spanish, Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Hot New Restaurants
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Montes de Galicia
Los Montes de Galicia
Ranked #3 of 12,007 Restaurants in Madrid
Price: $50 - $87
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
DSTAGE
DSTAGE
Ranked #4 of 12,007 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: International, European, Spanish, Contemporary
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Astor
Astor
Ranked #5 of 12,007 Restaurants in Madrid
Price: $19 - $62
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, European, Fusion
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hostal Main Street Madrid
3.0 of 5
Hostal Main Street Madrid
$67 - $169
Ranked #54 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
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Hostal Oriente
3.0 of 5
Hostal Oriente
$64 - $147 (€52 - €119)
Ranked #73 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
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Hostal Benamar
3.0 of 5
Hostal Benamar
$72 - $80
Ranked #81 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Artiem Madrid
4.0 of 5
Artiem Madrid
$99 - $203 (€80 - €164)
Ranked #2 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
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ApartoSuites Jardines de Sabatini
3.0 of 5
ApartoSuites Jardines de Sabatini
$111 - $401
Ranked #6 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
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Artrip Hotel
2.0 of 5
Artrip Hotel
$125 - $245 (€101 - €198)
Ranked #8 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila
5.0 of 5
Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila
$300 - $1,229 (€242 - €993)
Ranked #1 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
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Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid
4.0 of 5
Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid
$208 - $506 (€168 - €409)
Ranked #3 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
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Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques
5.0 of 5
Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques
$309 - $684 (€250 - €553)
Ranked #4 of 445 Hotels in Madrid
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