City Guide: Madrid

Palacio Real Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain and not only a popular touristic destination, but also important when it comes to business purposes. Especially the Town Hall and Palacio Real are impressive, but the city has a lot to offer in general. Our city review shows you what we discovered in Madrid!

First, our way led us past the National Museum and National Library.

National Museum and Library Madrid

The National Library of Spain was founded in 1712 and is thus older than 300 years!

Strolling through alleys

One very special thing about Madrid is that there are huge streets as well as very small alleys.

Alley Madrid

Strolling around in Madrid, we were able to watch incredible architecture which is mostly historic.

Congress of Deputies Madrid

Congress of Deputies Madrid

One example for that is the building which houses the Congress of Deputies!

Botanical Garden Madrid

Honestly, I’m not quite sure why we invested the small extra fee to be able to access the Botanical Garden Madrid in December as it was just winter and thus, not much could be seen.

Apart from some flowers, there was “just” the vegetation typical for winter. But I’m sure this would be a real highlight in spring or in summer!

Madrid Atocha Railway Station

Madrid Atocha Railway Station is the largest station in Madrid. The thing is that this station is not just big, but very special as well!

Madrid Atocha Railway Station

It’s not only the stunning architecture, but also what can be seen inside. Even though Moritz is a huge train lover, the trains are not what I mean.

Central Station Madrid 3

It feels a bit like being in nature considering the artificial pond with turtles in it!

Town Hall Madrid

However, this is not about the fact of being a town hall, but about in which building it is.

Cybele Palace Madrid

The right name for the town hall is Cybele Palace. Together with the fountain in front of it, it has become an important landmark of Madrid.

Palacio Real de Madrid

The “Royal Palace of Madrid” is the residence of the Spanish Royal Family.

No wonder the palace is so imposing! We absolutely loved that place, even though we did not go inside. The only pity is that you cannot really enjoy great views of the city as there is a plateau so you are unable to look down.

Puerta de Alcalá

Puerta de Alcalá is another monument worth seeing.

Puerta de Alcalá Madrid

Formerly a gate in the city wall, Puerta de Alcalá is a beautiful monument nowadays. Other things we noticed when being in Madrid are somewhat huge roundabouts with monuments in the middle or big squares in general.

 

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