Madrid: Top things to do and see

Running in Madrid Palacio de Cibeles

Madrid, capital of Spain in Southern Europe, has definitely a lot to offer when it comes to sightseeing. But not only for touristic purposes, Madrid is also important as a business destination. If you have some spare minutes in Madrid, be sure to check first what’s worth seeing and doing there!

  1. Admire Palacio Real de Madrid

Being only used for state ceremonies, the Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Royal Spanish family.

Even though we absolutely loved that imposing place, we didn’t go inside. It’s such a pity that there is a plateau which hinders you from great views of the city…

  1. Keep an eye out for architecture

Although Madrid’s infrastructure is modern, there are many historical buildings to be found.

Congress of Deputies Madrid

Congress of Deputies Madrid

Just keep an eye out for it, you won’t be disappointed by what Madrid has to offer!

  1. Pay the Botanical Garden a visit

The Botanical Garden may just be something for spring or summer, as there is not much to be seen during winter.

Botanical Garden Madrid

Unfortunately, we visited Madrid in winter, so the Botanical Garden was not very impressive to be honest. However, I imagine it shows its brightest colors during another time of the year!

  1. Go inside Atocha Railway Station Madrid

In the approximate of the Botanical Gardens is the Atocha Railway Station which is one of two distance railway stations.

Madrid Atocha Railway Station

Central Station Madrid 3

Simply fascinating is the inside of the station as it almost feels like in a nature reserve. Several trees as well as turtles can be found there. And trains, of course.

  1. Take a photo of Madrid’s Town Hall

The right name for Madrid’s Town Hall is Cybele Palace. Nowadays, it has become an important landmark of Madrid together with the fountain in front of it.

Cybele Palace Madrid

Even though the building looks like a cathedral dating back to the Middle Ages, it was built in the 20th century.

  1. Get an impression of Puerta del Alcalá

Puerta del Alcalá is a monument definitely worth seeing as it is even a Spanish property of cultural interest.

Puerta de Alcalá Madrid

It dates back to 1778.

 

More about Madrid can be found here!

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