Welcome To Madrid
MADRID is the capital of SPAIN and a modern metropolis that offers a taste of the real SPAIN. From sprawling museums to traditional restaurants and bars, every corner you turn uncovers a spot that draws in tourist and locals alike. It is an excellent place to relax. So now let’s start your trip to MADRID with some of these famous places like….
PRADO MUSEUM:-This museum is one of the largest and famous art museum with a collection of about 3000 paintings and other works of art. It is located in central MADRID. The collection is specially interesting in that it reflects the origins of the Royal Family as well.the PRADO COLLECTION focuses on SPANISH PAINTERS like GOYA, VELÁZQUEZ, EI GRECO as well as DUTCH, FLEMISH and ITALIAN RENAISSANCE and BAROQUE artists.It is comparable with LOUVRE and HERMITAGE on riches of the collections. So don’t miss the main attracion of MADRID if you are there.
RETIRO PARK:-This is one of the largest and famous park to visit in MADRID. There you can find beautiful gardens, Lots of green places, beautiful lake and flowers. It is located at the edge of the city center and began as a monastery in 1500s.It is a great place to walk, run, cycle or just sit on the grass and enjoy the plenty of cafes for a drink or meal. So if you go to MADRID, you should need to visit this park.
TEMPLE OF DEBOD:-This is a beautiful historical monument located almost in the heart of the city. This is a real Egyptian temple with real hieroglyphic on the wall. The temple stands on the top of a hill from where you can see the entire MADRID panorama. The temple looks fantastic with the reflection in water.Go there for sunset because it is a perfect spot to spend an evening.
PLAZA MAYOR:-It is a grand ARCADED SQUARE in the center of MADRID. It is one of the best tourist place and most historic of the Spanish Capital. There are lots of restaurants around the square. It is a very impressive sight and there is always loads going on it from street performers to painters. So you also must visit the main attracion of MADRID.
ROYAL PALACE OF MADRID :-THE ROYAL PALACE is the official residence of the Spanish ROYAL FAMILY at the city. It is only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 3500 rooms. But only some of them are open to public. It really is the Versailles of SPAIN in terms of architecture and interior decoration. So don’t skip this place because it’s worth a visit to get a look into the royalties of SPAIN.
GRAN VIA:-This is the most famous and popular tourist street in SPAIN. It is a lively street, full of shops, hotels,banks and large movie theaters. It is the main commercial route through the city’s central area and also one of the city’s most happening shopping areas. It is always full of peoples. In short this street is perfect for you to go shopping. So must go and enjoy this place with your friends.
PUERTA DEL SOI:-It is one of the busiest square in MADRID. This square is the heart of the city. You will enjoy the dynamic nature of this square at any time during day or night and also see the statue of BEAR and THE STRAWBERRY TREE which is the symbol of MADRID. On NEW YEAR’S EVE peoples gather around the clock tower and eat a grape at each toll of the 12pm.which is supposed to bring good luck for the new year. So must go and try your luck at this place.
ALMUDENA CATHEDRAL:-This CATHEDRAL is right next to the ROYAL PALACE. The building is very beautiful. It was officially inaugurated in 1993 POPE JOHN PAUL 11. The style of this cathedral is mainly based in the Neo classical on the outside and of the Neo GOTHIC on the inside. This church is dedicated to THE VIRGIN OF ALUDENA. So you should also visit the largest cathedral in MADRID.
PLAZA DE CIBELES:-PLAZA DE CIBELES is an iconic symbol for the city of MADRID with famous monuments like CIBELES FOUNTAIN and CIBELES PALACE. The plaza is dominated by the CIBELES fountainy built from 1777-1782.It shows the antique GODDESS CIBELES IN CHARIOT DRIVEN BY LIONS. In the evening the fountain is lit up making it one of the most beautiful PLAZA’S in MADRID. So must go and enjoy this beautiful place.
Other visiting places are….
STADIO SANTIAGO BERNABEU…
QUEEN SOFIA ARTS CENTER…
MERCADO SAN MIGUEL…
SOROLLA MUSEUM… And many more.
In short MADRID is one of the best and beautiful holiday destination. No city on earth is more alive than MADRID. So plan to visit this beautiful place in your coming vacations.
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