14 Cool (Mostly Free) Things to Do in Madrid

14 Cool (Mostly Free) Things to Do in Madrid, Madrid, Spain (B)

I landed in Madrid on a warm and, predictably sunny day in Madrid. If you find yourself arriving in Madrid with anything from a few hours to a week, this guide is for you!

My favorite part of Madrid was walking up to the square by the Royal Palace of Madrid listening to some local violinists playing an impromptu concert. We sat with a group of about 50 other people on the Cathedral steps, looking to the Royal Palace and listening to many classic and modern songs played by skilled violinists. I felt connected with the people, the community, and the joy of life.

The first on many lists of the best things to do in Madrid, Plaza Mayor is a large open area in the center of bustling Madrid. Here you will find many cute cafes lining the sidewalks, as well as impressive architectures, statues, and even regular street markets and festivals. In December, you can also visit the large Christmas Market in Plaza Mayor. 

The national art museum of Spain is absolutely worth a visit. The Prado museum has one of the best collections of European fine art in the world. And it is huge. Which means huge variety, and beautiful artwork in every corner. See all the European masters, plus modern art, sculptures and more. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 14 Cool (Mostly Free) Things to Do in Madrid
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kimberly Pannali
Read it on Author's Website: https://pannalitravels.com/14-cool-mostly-free-things-to-do-in-madrid-spain/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • square by the Royal Palace
  • Plaza Mayor
  • The Prado Museum
  • The Royal Palace
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
  • Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
  • Cerralbo Museum
  • Camp del Moro and Parque de Atenas
  • Casa de Campo
  • cable car
  • Tio Pio Park
  • Plaza de los Toros
  • Museo Taurino
  • Mercado de San Miguel
  • Parque del Buen Retiro
  • Jardin El Capricho
  • Templo de Debod

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