Madrid is a city full of life that attracts travelers from all over the world. Its architecture, its museums, theaters and musicals and its lively atmosphere where tapas are not lacking, make it an ideal destination whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or if you prefer to enjoy the capital for a few more days. At Nativics we have prepared this plan for you that includes an itinerary with the key points of Madrid, accommodation in a central hotel and tickets to the Prado National Museum. Choose your dates, the type of hotel that suits you best and... live Madrid your way!
Stay in a central hotel in Madrid.
Entrance to the Prado Museum.
Itinerary with the points of interest in the city so you don't miss anything on your getaway.
Coche de alquiler
Servicio de recogida y retorno al hotel
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Once you have settled into your hotel, start your visit to Madrid by taking a walk through El Retiro, the most beautiful park in Madrid. Of course, don't leave without taking a boat ride on the famous pond. The park is huge so you decide how much time you want to spend on it. Of course, better without haste. In the end, very close, is the famous Puerta de Alcalá and as the song says "look at it, look at it, look at it..." and the famous Fuente de la Cibeles, the place of Real Madrid celebrations and those of the Spanish national soccer and basketball team. If you keep walking you will reach Madrid's Gran Vía, the most commercial and luxurious street in the city where such emblematic buildings as the Metropolis are located. To end this day, head towards Plaza del Callao, where the building stands with the well-known Shweppes illuminated sign and the classic Callao cinemas. Take the opportunity to go up to the eighth floor of El Corte Inglés, which is located right there. From here you can enjoy fantastic views of the city, especially at sunset. In the Callao area, you will find a wide variety of taverns and bars where you can dine.
Did you know that the oldest tree in Madrid is in El Retiro Park? It is an ahuehuete or bald cypress affectionately known as "the grandfather of Buen Retiro". This tree is native to Mexico and could be between 240 and 300 years old. If you want to find it, it is located on the left side of the Parterre, between the main pond and Calle de Alfonso XII, near the statue of Jacinto Benavente.
This day starts off strong with a visit to the Prado National Museum, ranked among the top ten in the world. This museum has more than 34,000 pieces of art, among which its El Bosco collections stand out, with such fascinating paintings as El Jardín de las Delicias; Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez and Goya. This visit will take you at least 2:30 hours and, if you are an art lover, maybe much more. Once you finish your visit, we will pass through the Barrio de las Letras, where some of the most important writers of the Spanish Golden Age lived, including Cervantes, to reach the famous Puerta del Sol where the statue of the Bear and the strawberry tree, the mythical Tío Pepe poster and the Km 0 plate, where all the radial roads of the Spanish territory begin. If lunchtime is approaching, it is a good time to eat a squid sandwich here or at the next stop: Madrid's Playa Mayor. In this arcaded square you will find several restaurants and cafes as well as numismatic and philately shops. Continue along Calle Mayor and its centuries-old establishments and you will reach the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, located in Plaza de Oriente. To end this day, nothing better than going to the Egyptian temple of Debod and seeing what is probably the best sunset in Madrid. If you have time and desire you can go back to the center for dinner passing through the Plaza de España where there is also a metro stop.
In the areas of Latina, Huertas, Moncloa and Malasaña you will find many places where you can have tapas at any time of the day and where you can continue the party late into the night.
The Prado Museum opens at 10am and closes at 8pm, Monday to Saturday, and at 7pm on Sundays and holidays. The last entrance to the museum is 30 minutes before closing, although we recommend that you don't leave it until the end because in 30 minutes you won't see much...
On this day you can go to the beautiful Atocha Station, you can do it on foot or by metro. This station is the busiest in Spain and its architecture, together with its garden with more than 7,000 plants and 400 species, has made it a tourist destination. Next to it, stands the monument in homage to the victims of the terrorist attack of March 11, 2004. Without a doubt, a moving monument. Continuing with the tour, near Atocha is the CaixaForum cultural center that stands out for its facade that has an impressive vertical garden. Once you have passed in front of it, it is time to make a stop to eat in one of the most typical places in the city: the neighborhood of La Latina. Don't miss the portion of broken eggs with ham! If your visit coincides with a Sunday, you cannot miss El Rastro antique market during the morning.
Churros or batons for breakfast
Madrid style tripe
And, of course, there is nothing more typical in Madrid than "having a vermouth".
If you travel more days to Madrid you can add to your visit the entrance to the Thyssen and Reina Sofía Museums or explore Madrid at a different pace and enjoy its tapas and its streets. If you are one of those people who like to have a checklist you can take the opportunity to add the following to your list: go to the Neptune Fountain; see a musical; know the Crystal Palace; have dinner in a restaurant in the small Chinatown of Madrid; catch a movie in Callao or Capitol; buy sweets at La Mallorquina; ask for a portion of bravas in Las Bravas; visit the Wax Museum; go to the Vistillas in San Isidro; party in Kapital or spend the day in El Escorial. As you can see, the options are endless.
The entrance to the Prado Museum includes a visit to the entire interior of the museum and all its collections.
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed: January 1, May 1, December 25
Reduced hours: January 6, December 24 and 31. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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