Top 10 Travel Attractions of Madrid – Spain

 

Take a tour of Top 10 Travel Attractions of Madrid, Spain – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.

  • Number ten, Plaza de Cibeles. Madrid is known for many beautiful squares like this one. The Cibeles fountain is an important symbol of this city.
  • Number nine, Almudena Cathedral. It took more than 100 years to complete its construction in 1993. The original site was occupied by Madrid’s first mosque.
  • Number eight, Puerta Del Sol. Madrid’s busiest square, a famous landmark here shows the Bear and the Strawberry Tree.
  • Number seven, Temple of Debod. Many people are surprised to learn that there’s an ancient Egyptian temple located right in the middle of Madrid City.
  • Number six, Rastro Market. Simply stroll through or buy anything you want in this world famous open air market.
  • Number five, Retiro Park. Among the world’s most beautiful parks, it is a favorite of city locals. There are striking landmarks and nicely landscaped gardens.
  • Number four, Reina Sofia Museum. The contemporary art museum houses thousands of great artworks from the likes of Picasso and MirĂ³.
  • Number three, Plaza Mayor. Popular amongst both tourists and locals, it was constructed in the 16th century and has been the site of festivities, bull fights and executions.
  • Number two, Royal Palace. This grand lavish palace is the official residence of the royal family.
  • Number one, Prado Museum. One of the greatest museums in the world today, Prado Museum opened in 1819 and houses artworks from renowned artists such as Goya and Rubens.