Top alternative things to do in Madrid


Top alternative things to do in Madrid

It is impossible to describe by simple words the magic of Madrid, the capital of Spain. Artistically the city holds its own against any in Europe, with one of the best art museums on the continent where renaissance masterworks and seminal 20th-century pieces are waiting to captivate you.

The surrounding area was then called Mayrit, which comes from the Arabic term Mayra (meaning water or giver of life), which later changed to Magerit, which means 'place of water' in Arabic. The name then evolved to Matrit and then eventually, Madrid.

Most of Madrid’s main attractions sit within walking distance from one another, so with a little effort you can tackle them all in just a few days. Within Tapas bars, busy plazas, outdoor markets, and hidden hotspots, taking in all Madrid has to offer, I Need Tours suggests you some alternative things to do:

1-Museo del Prado

Spain’s most prestigious museum, houses some of the world’s most universally recognizable works of art from 12th- to 19th-century Europe. You could spend an entire afternoon here browsing through the palatial halls and lingering over masterpieces of the great Spanish painters.

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2-Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is a handsome renaissance square, laid out in the early-1600s and completely sequestered by historic three-storey-high residential buildings. There are nine entrances to the square and within the porticoes at the bottom of the buildings are several cafes.

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3- Royal Palace

It’s the largest Royal Palace in western Europe and has a blend of baroque and neoclassical styles. You have to go inside for the full experience because the Royal collections and frescoes are sublime.

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4-Retiro Park

Madrid’s green heart and full of elegant gardens, the Retiro Park is just a few steps east from the Prado and was a Royal property up to the end of the 19th century when it was opened to the public. If you are visiting with your kids, paddling on the Grand Pond next to the monument of Alfonso XII is a fun option on a sunny afternoon.

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5-Santiago Bernabeu

The home of the most successful team in football history. Their home turf, the 85,454-capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, is in northern Madrid offering daily tours into the bowels of the Stadium. Here you can find where the team's trophies, pressrooms, and locker rooms.

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