¡Enjoy Madrid!

The offer of cultural, leisure and tourism events, or sports is unlimited. There are literally hundreds of options for living and experiencing Madrid: theatre, cinema, museums, monuments, social and commercial events of all kinds, top-notch sporting events, leisure parks for the whole family, restaurants, bars, discos, nightclubs and a long list of possibilities for all tastes and occasions. Choose your own Madrid and let yourself go.

Plaza Mayor de Madrid

The Plaza Mayor is the heart of Madrid’s old town, known as “Madrid de los Austrias”. It began to acquire its current appearance already in the fifteenth century, but it is from the second half of the sixteenth century, thanks to the transfer of the Court of Toledo to Madrid by Philip II, when it is consolidated as the great urban space that is now. Today it is a must for tourists and travellers, and one of the most visited monuments in the capital of Spain. Find out here about the history and present of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor.

Palacio de Cristal

The Crystal Palace is located inside the popular Retiro Park in Madrid and was built in 1887. It is an iron and glass structure in the shape of a palace and is inspired by the now defunct Crystal Palace in London. It now serves as a spectacular setting for contemporary art exhibitions. The Parque del Buen Retiro is a historic public garden built in the early seventeenth century, houses monuments, sculptures and beautiful scenic spots. Consult here all the relevant information about the Palacio de Cristal and here about the Retiro.

Museo del Prado

Inaugurated in 1819, it houses one of the most important painting collections in the world. Above all, the presence of the bulk of the work of two of the most important painters in history: Velázquez and Goya; to which we must add universal artists such as El Greco, Murillo, Ribera, Zurbarán, Fra Angélico, Rafael, Veronese and Tintoretto, among other great artists. Without a doubt, the Prado Museum, located on the promenade that gives it its name, is one of Madrid’s main cultural and tourist attractions, along with the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and the Reina Sofia National Art Centre. You can find here all the information about the Prado Museum.

Atocha

The Atocha Station, very close to the Cervelo hostel, is one of the most important ferryboat nodes in Spain. It is currently divided into two different stations: Puerta de Atocha station, which houses the AVE high-speed trains and the vast majority of long-distance trains; and Atocha Cercanías station, which houses the Cercanías and medium and long-distance trains. In addition, its connections with the Metro, intercity buses and Madrid EMT city buses, make Atocha Station one of the communication centres of all Spain. Here you can consult the most relevant information about Atocha Station.

Santiago Bernabéu

Inaugurated in 1947, the Santiago Bernabéu is the stadium of Real Madrid, one of the football teams of the Spanish capital, together with Atlético de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. You can tour its facilities by making the Tour Bernabeu, where you can visit the pitch, the trophy room, changing rooms, benches and get a magnificent view of the stadium. The Bernabeu, as it is popularly known, also houses restaurants, and offers the possibility of organizing private events in its facilities. All the information here. 

Palacio Real

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain, although the kings currently reside in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, just outside Madrid. It was built under the reign of Philip V on the site of the Royal Alcazar of Madrid, a royal residence devastated by a fire of uncertain origin in 1734. Dependent on National Heritage, highlights the enormous artistic wealth that houses within its walls. It is open to the public for visits, being one of the most visited monuments in Spain. Here you can consult all the information.