Madrid

 

 

Madrid is one of the cultural heriage cities in Europe where the character of this city is always warm, busy and has a variety of cultures and languages. City of Madrid, tourists can take a leisurely walk admiring the beauty of the city with green views from the city parks El Retiro and Casa de Campo. This city itself has many sightseeing spots with beautiful panoramas from the rooftops of museums, cafes or hotels. Barajas International Airport is the name of the airport in the city of Madrid, Spain. The distance from the airport to the city center is around 12 km. There are Terminals 1, 2, 3 for domestic flights and Terminal 4 for international flights. There are many attractive place you can discover in Madrid..

Tourist Attractions in Madrid

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the largest Palace in Western Europe and one of the largest in the world. With over 135,000 square metres and 3,418 rooms, it has witnessed centuries of Spanish history. 

Plaza mayor

Royal Teater – Inaugurated in 1850, the Teatro Real (Royal Opera) is located in the Plaza de Oriente. This building is open to the public and always holds opera performances throughout the year. Plaza Mayor is one of the famous meeting points in the city of Madrid, with red brick and white architecture where there is a statue of King Phillip III and also the Casa de Panadria as an attraction for tourists to take photos. Plaza Mayor also has many cafes around it. to relax and enjoy the beauty of this place.

Puerta del Sol Is the most busyest after Plaza Mayor where both places can be reached on foot. This place is located at the “0 Kilometer” point in the city of Madrid and in this area there are also two monuments, namely the statue of King Carlos III and the statue of El Oso y El Madroño (the bear and the madrone tree) which is the symbol of the city of Madrid. Gran Via is a famous street in the city of Madrid. The buildings around this road were designed in the 19th century and along this road there are also many well-known shops, restaurants and hotels.

Museum de Prado is one of the largest museums in the world. In this museum there is a collection of kopeks from famous Spanish painters, such as Goya, Velazquez and El Greco. The various collections in this museum consist of paintings from the 12th century to the 19th century. This museum was designed by Juan Villanueva and expanded the museum by Rafael Monero. Museo Nacional del Arte Reina Sofia is a contemporary art museum with a collection of works of art from the 19th century to the present. In this museum there is a famous painting by Pablo Picasso, namely Geurnica. Apart from Picasso’s works, this museum also has a collection of works by other famous Spanish painters, such as Salvador Dali and Miro.

Plaza de Toros This building was opened in 1929 and is the famous Matador show arena in Spain, with a seating capacity of 23,000. Apart from bullfighter shows, there is also a bullfighter museum, where visitors can take a tour de las Ventas with a tour guide. The best time to visit this place is in summer because bullfighting shows are only held in summer, starting from June to September.

Retiro Park is the largest and best city park located in the heart of Madrid. In this park there is a quite large lake, where visitors can enjoy rowing boats on the lake. Apart from that, there is also a jogging track, as well as the Palacio El Cristal. Mercardo San Miguel is a traditional market which has now been transformed into a home for typical Spanish culinary delights with quite varied food and drink stands, from tapas, wine, cheese to seafood. This building is located not far from Plaza Mayor and was built in 1915. The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is the stadium of the world famous football club, Real Madrid FC. Located in the center of Madrid so it is easy for tourists to reach. The stadium’s capacity continued to change, peaking at 120,000 after an expansion in 1953. Since then, capacity has begun to be reduced due to modernization.

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