Spain, Madrid Guide (B): The Best of Madrid in 24 Hours or Less

Spain, Madrid Guide (B): The Best of Madrid in 24 Hours or Less

The Best of Madrid in 24 Hours or Less
Image by Fermín Rodríguez Fajardo under Creative Commons License.
Madrid is a massive city with many things to see, do and taste. It’s easy to spend days exploring the different streets, barrios and districts. But, what if you don’t have multiple days to devote to the Spanish capital?

Fear not! With a little hustle, you can easily explore and take in the major sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Madrid in just 24 hours or less.

Templo de Debod

Kick off your day at Templo de Debod. This Egyptian temple was gifted to Spain in 1968 as a gesture of thanks for sending resources to help stop a flood in 1960. It was moved to Madrid and rebuilt to mirror the way it had stood in Egypt, and today is a very popular meeting place for Madrileños.

After admiring the architecture, walk to the back of the park and take in the spectacular views of Madrid, Casa de Campo park as well as the Royal Palace.

Jardínes de Sabatini

From Templo de Debod make your way towards the Royal Palace. En route, take a small detour through theJardínes de Sabatini (Sabatini Gardens).

The neo-classical gardens are part of the Royal Palace and are the home to vegetal mazes, sculptures, numerous trees. Visiting the gardens offers not only pretty great views of the Palace but also a few moments of tranquillity in the middle of the city.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

Palacio Real

Back on Calle de Bailén, walk a little bit more to find yourself at the Palacio Real (Royal Palace of Madrid).

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Guide Name: The Best of Madrid in 24 Hours or Less
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Templo de Debod   Jardínes de Sabatini   Palacio Real   Cathedral de Almudena   Mercado de San Miguel   Plaza Mayor   Puerta del Sol   km 0   El Cortes Ingles Callao   Gourmet Express   Palacio de Cibeles   Puerta de Alcalá   Plaza de la Independencia   El Retiro Park   Monumento Alfonso XII   Museo del Prado   TragaTapas Cava San Miguel   Botín   El Madroño   La Musa Latina  
Author: Kate Slean
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