The capital of Spain, historic Madrid is a leader in art and culture. Located on Spain’s Central Plateau, the metropolis was the heart of the Spanish Empire for centuries. The city has numerous historic churches and sites, yet it is a modern urban centre today with excellent public transportation. It is also especially clean for a city and there are many great Madrid attractions for visitors like these:
Vast and dominating the cityscape, this sports facility was opened in 1947. Today, visitors can book a football match or a self-guided tour that even allows sitting in the dugout.
Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida
The Neoclassical chapel built in the late 1700s was decorated by Goya when he painted stunning frescoes on the ceiling in 1798. Goya passed away in the early 1800s and his remains were interred in this special chapel in 1919.
Parque Juan Carlos I
A fantastic public park with plenty of room in the car park, Parque Juan Carlos I is on Avda de Logrono. With a dog park, an ice cream kiosk, long walkways and more, the park has something for everyone.
Madrid’s historic royal palace has more than 2,000 rooms. The interior decor is ornately gilded, the armoury is intriguing and the inner courtyard is spectacular.
Housing one of the largest groupings of fine art on the globe, Prado Museum features works by greats like Goya and Velasquez. In this amazing venue, visitors should expect to be captivated for hours.