Monday, 15 October 2018

Top 10 remarkable destination to visit in Madrid, Spain

Madrid, a beautiful and amazing city of Spain with its stunning architecture and manicured parks like the Buen Retiro. It is well known for its rich European art, including the Prado Museum’s where you can see the beautiful works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters.

From amazing streets to historical monuments, from fine arts to stunning architecture, and from delicious food to flamenco craze, there is no any other place on the earth which feels as young as Madrid, in Spain. It is a honeymoon destination, it is a family vacation, or a best spot for trip with friends, here are top 10 places to visit in Madrid, that make your every moment happy on your European holiday tour.

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1. Plaza Mayor
The first attraction in Madrid is Plaza Mayor which also known as the “Plaza del Arrabal”, Plaza Mayor is a most famous public square in all Madrid. This place attract lots of people with its intense architecture designed by Juan de Villanueva, the grand arcade with its northern block of Casa de la Panadería, is one of the best attractions to visit in Madrid city of Spain.

Address - Calle Gerona 4, 28012 Madrid

Opening Hours - Monday to Sunday – From 9:30 am to 9:30 pm

Entry cost - Free of cost

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2. The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
This is one of the historical monument that designed by the Spanish architects Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera (in order) over 20 years of construction, the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is eminent of all attractions in Spain. It is a historical residence of King of Spain and one of the greatest construction of the Renaissance era   architectural in Spain.

Address - Av Juan de Borbon y Battemberg, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid

Opening Hours -
April to September: From 10 am to 8 pm
October to March: From 10 am to 6 pm

Entry cost -
10 Euros per person (INR 750)
Entry is free of cost for kids below the age of 5 years.

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3. Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena
This is one of the greatest contributor of Spain Tourism, Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena is a Catholic Church made with Gothic style architecture in Madrid, Spain. In 1993 it was consecrated by Pope John Paul II. This is one of the most important historical monument and remarkable landmark of Madrid which took almost 110 years to be completed.

Address - Calle de Bailen, 10, 28013 Madrid

Opening Hours -
July to August: Monday to Sunday – From 10 am to 9 pm
September to June: Monday to Sunday – From 9 am to 8.30 pm

Entry cost -
Entry is free in cathedral, but a donation of 1 Euro is requested.
Entry to the museum will costs you around 6 Euros per person (INR 450).

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4. Plaza de Cibeles
The Plaza de Cibeles is a notable square in Madrid with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures, Cibeles fountains and most remarkable Cybele Palace has become an iconic symbol for the of Madrid city of Spain. Plaza de Cibeles is also a home of the Buenavista Palace, Linares Palace, and the striking Bank of Spain.

Address - Calle Alcala y Paseo de Recoletos, 28014 Madrid.

Opening Hours - Tuesday to Sunday – From 20 am to 8 pm

Entry cost - 2 Euros per person (INR 150)

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5. Royal Palace of Madrid
The Royal Palace is the official residence of Spanish Royal Family in Madrid, but it is only used for state ceremonies. The palace has spread over 135,000 square metres of floor and contains 3,418 rooms in it. This is the largest royal palace in Europe by its floor area. The Royal Palace of Madrid or Palacio Real was built on the site of Moorish Castle which was destroyed during 1734 by a tragic fire. Here you can still adore the walls of the old city around the palace, which was once named as al-Magrit means the source of water, then as Mayrit, later as Magerit, and now finally it is called as Madrid.

Address - Calle de Bailén, s/n, 28071 Madrid

Opening Hours -
April to September: From 10 am to 8 pm
October to March: From 10 am to 6 pm

Entry cost -
15 Euros with guide (INR 1125)
11 Euros without guide (INR 825)
6 Euros for senior citizens and students (INR 450)
Free for kids below the age of 5 years

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6. Museo Nacional Del Prado

Address - Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014 Madrid

Opening Hours -
Monday to Saturday – From 10 am to 8 pm
Sundays – From 10 am to 7 pm

Entry cost -
24 Euros with guide (INR 1800)
15 Euros per person (INR 1125)
7.5 Euros for senior citizens and youth card holders (INR 565)
Free entry for the age of 18 years or below and students between 18-25 years,

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7. Temple of Debod

Address - Calle Ferraz, 1, 28008 Madrid

Opening Hours -
Tuesday to Friday – From 10 am to 2 pm and From 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday – From 9.30 am to 8 pm

Entry cost - Free

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8. Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida

Address - Glorieta San Antonio de la Florida, 4, 28008 Madrid

Opening Hours -
Tuesday to Sunday – From 9:30 am to 8:00 pm and Guided tours from Monday to Friday – From 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Entry cost - Free

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9. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Address - Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid

Opening Hours -
Mondays, and Wednesday to Saturday – From 10 am to 9 pm
Sundays – From 10 am to 7 pm

Entry cost - 10 Euros per person (INR 750)

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10. Teatro Real, Madrid

Address - Plaza de Isabel II, s/n, 28013 Madrid

Opening Hours For -
Guided Tours: Monday to Sunday – From 10.30 am to 1 pm

Artistic Tours: Monday to Sunday – From 9.30 am onwards.

Technical Tours: Monday to Sunday – From 10 am onwards.

Entry cost For -
For Guided Tours: 8 Euros per adult (INR 600); 6 Euros for senior citizens (INR 450) above 65 years & below 26 years.
Free for kids below 7 years.

For Artistic Tours: 12 Euros per adult (INR 900); 10 Euros for senior citizens (INR 750) above 65 years & below 26 years.
Free for kids below 7 years.

For Technical Tours: 16 Euros per adult (INR 1200); 14 Euros for senior citizens (INR 1050) above 65 years & below 26 years.
Age required for this tour is 10 years.

Show Duration: 45 minutes to 75 minutes.

Also check, Spain Tour | Best places to visit in Spain

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