Madrid is one of the best places for sightseeing and is home of the Prado Museum, Royal Palace (the largest Royal Palace in Europe), Retiro Park and many plazas, for instance, the large Plaza Mayor and the Plaza de España.
MADRID AND RUNNING
The Prado Museum is one of the largest and most influential art museums in the world. It is a must do for art lovers in Madrid and even a must do for non-art lovers. There are over 3000 paintings in Prado Museum and an addition to natural vast collection of Spanish artworks the museum also hosts collections from all over the world.
Running in Madrid is both easy and interesting. Both Casa de Campo and Retiro Park offers great areas for running. We of course recommend that you join a running tour in Madrid, so that you will be in the company of a local running guide who will take you on a scenic run with all the main sights included. Running Tours in Madrid can both be in the Retiro Park and Casa De Campo but also in the city centre, offering runners a chance to see downtown Madrid while running.
Back to general sightseeing. Sightseeing in Madrid can be wonderful and full of unexpected wonders. The architecture, culture and lifestyle are amazing. A complete blend of culture can be observed. The Architectural places of interest contain the Gran Via with its beautiful early 20th century buildings. For those who like to view some recent architecture, they can visit the buildings in Azca, which is Madrid’s recent business district.
The mixture of cultures in the city attracts many visitors. It is an attractive city and when you go sightseeing in Madrid you will discover that it is an active city that also boasts a bustling nightlife.
Madrid is Spain’s business hub and financial centre and you can find all sorts of comfort from conference resorts, good public transport option and, of course, leisure facilities which includes the finest restaurants in Spain, the best shopping centres, amazing theatres and opera, museums…the list is endless. Madrid’s international airport “Barajas” is the busiest airport in Spain.
Most Popular Attractions
- Retiro Park
- Plaza Mayor
- Gran Vía
- Royal Palace
- Plaza de Cibeles
- Puerta Del Sol
- Plaza de España
- Almudena Cathedral
- Plaza de Colón
- Prado Museum
What to do
- Do a running tour in Madrid
- Gastronomy, The very best of Madrid’s traditional cuisine
- Enjoy Madrid’s nightlife at Puerta Del Sol and Plaza de Santa Ana, especially on a street named Calle Huertas.
- Walk along the Gran Vía- a running tour with a local guide.
- Go shopping in El Rastro.
- Enjoy in the chocolate con churros at San Ginés.
- Feast on ‘cocido’ and calamari sandwiches.
For food lovers, this place can be a great experience as with time, Madrid has transformed into one of Europe’s culinary capitals. You will find a lot of variety and traditional mouthwatering Spanish food. All the things that excite the tourist about Spanish cooking are available here to try.
The bustling gourmet scene in Madrid is spear headed by where head chef David Monuz can now proudly sport three Michelin stars. The only three star Michelin restaurant in Madrid.
Other notable Michelin restaurants include: El Club Allard, Sergi Arola, and Ramon Freixa.