The Royal Palace of Madrid is one of the largest palaces in Europe built between 1738 and 1764. When you visit this grand palace, you can see the Throne Room, the dining room and the Royal Gala Pharmacy. But the big garden is also very nice and well worth a see.
Madrid Tour Bus - Hop on hop off! (Madrid Vision)
See the sites of Madrid your way with a hop-on hop-off bus tour covering all the city's must-see attractions. With great views from the open top bus and an informative commentary, this tour allows you to customize your own itinerary. Buses depart approximately every 60 minutes and you can hop-on and off as many times as you like. The entire tour takes approximately 2 hours and tickets are valid for two consecutive days from first use, offering considerable value for money!
'Las Ventas' bullfighting stadium
Bullfighting in Spain is still very popular although controversial. Madrid has the largest arena in Spain, ‘Las Ventas’ (Calle Alcalá, 237, 28028, Madrid). You can see bullfights every day from March to June and from July to October on Sundays. There are not only bullfights but also concerts too.
La Latina neighbourhood
One of the liveliest areas of the city. For the people of Madrid this area is a hotspot on Sundays. Do as the locals do: both young and old sit at a terrace and enjoy eating tapas. We also recommend spend an afternoon to take a walk in the beautiful streets of La Latina.
Real Madrid FC - Bernabeu
This stadium is the home of Football Club Real Madrid. The official name of the stadium is ‘Estadio Santiago Bernabéu’, named after the ex-Chairman ´Santiago Bernabéu´. The stadium was built for more then 75,000 people in 1947. For football fans we recommend you take the tour in this staduim.
Puerta del Sol
This is Madrid’s central square. Here you can see many special buildings like the´Casa de Correos´ (the post office), the fountain, and sculptures. The most famous sculpture and symbol of the city is the ´Oso y Madroño´. In the middle of the square is the bronze statue of Carlos III. At the bottom you can read an inscription about the lordship of Carlos III. This square is are also famous for the New Year countdown which is televised around Spain. Traditionally, at New Year the Spanish eat one grape with every chime.