HIGHLIGHTS​​​

 

Plaza Mayor

The Main Square is a symbol of the city. The colonnade of the square houses traditional businesses and a wealth of bars and restaurants.

It was inaugurated in 1620. Several buildings, such as the Casa de la Panadería (Bakery House) or Casa de la Carnicería (Butcher House), stand out in the square with their façades covered in frescoes.

Museo del Prado

The Prado Museum features one of the world's finest collections of art, mainly devoted to painting.

It holds a sizeable number of pre-twentieth century masterpieces. In addition to this most notable collection of paintings, the museum also features sculpture, Greco-Roman and Renaissance works, etc.

Retiro park

Right in the center of the city, this green area covering 291 acre is a gem of Madrid's artistic-natural heritage.

The Retiro gardens house several monuments and sights such as the Palacio de Cristal (Glass Palace) near the man-made lake, or the Puerta de España (Spain's Gate). Visitors may go for a boat ride in the lake.

WHAT TO DO

 

Mercadillo del Gato

Mercadillo del Gato

From 23rd to 26th May, from 7th to 9th June, from 10th to 13th October, anf from 31st October to 3rd November

The capital’s most famous pop up market is returning to offer unique items to the public, such as a natural flower trapped in a necklace, an exquisite snack, an impeccable suit, or a vintage dress.

Balenciaga and Spanish Painting

Balenciaga and Spanish Painting

From 18 June to 22 September Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum

Curated by Eloy Martínez de la Pera, the exhibition connects the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the most admired and influential fashion designer of all time, with the tradition of 16th to 20th century Spanish painting.

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