HIGHLIGHTS​​​

 

Plaza Mayor

The Main Square is a symbol of the city. The colonnade in 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 paintings.

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 centre of the city, this green area covering 291 acres 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 (Gate of Spain). Visitors can also go for a boat ride in the lake.

WHAT TO DO

 

PHotoEspaña

PHotoEspaña

From 25th June to 31st October

PHotoEspaña offers the possibility to discover the latest tendencies in photographic art as well as the latest projects by the most internationally renowned artists.

Main Celebrations in August

Main Celebrations in August

From 6th to 16th August

Do not miss the famous traditional festivals this summer in Madrid. San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Paloma will reveal you the authenticity of Madrid. Music, dance, processions, with traditional costumes and a lot of activities!

CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

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