Best Things To Do in Madrid
This big European city has its fair share of hustle and bustle, but that doesn't mean it skimps on providing visitors with an authentic Spanish experience. The Prado Museum features works by some of Spain's most famed artists, including Velazquez and Goya. The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is open to the public and the El Rastro market or the upscale shops in Salamanca provide hours of shopping. But if you're drained from a long day of sightseeing, you might want to rest at an open-air café, especially the ones that skirt Plaza Mayor. Once your energy is restored, enjoy sampling some choice specialties at a tapas bar, such as El Tigre near Chueca, before hitting the club.
Why go: The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is Madrid's modern art gallery and along with the Prado and ... read more»