Find a place to stay nearby  🏨

Travel Guide of Madrid in Spain by Influencers and Travelers


Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million.


Download the Travel Map of Spain on Google Maps here




The Best Things to Do and Visit in Madrid


TRAVELERS TOP 10 :



1 - Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor is a major public space in the heart of Madrid, the capital of Spain. It was once the centre of Old Madrid. It was first built during the reign of Philip III. Only a few blocks away is another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol.

Learn more Book this experience

Plaza Mayor things to do in Madrid Plaza Mayor things to do in Madrid



2 - Museo Nacional del Prado

The Prado Museum, officially known as Museo Nacional del Prado, is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid.

Learn more Book this experience

Museo Nacional del Prado things to do in Madrid Museo Nacional del Prado things to do in Madrid



3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Julià Travel Madrid

This half-day tour will take you out of Madrid and deep into Spanish history. You’ll visit the imposing El Escorial (a UNESCO World Heritage site) built by Phillip II in the 1500s, and also visit *The Valley of The Fallen*. There you’ll see a profound and expansive memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War, and magnificent views of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range.

Book this experience

Tours & Sightseeing | Julià Travel Madrid things to do in Madrid



4 - Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish royal family at the city of Madrid, although now only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 135,000 square metres of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest functioning royal palace and the largest by floor area in Europe.

Learn more Book this experience

Royal Palace of Madrid things to do in Madrid Royal Palace of Madrid things to do in Madrid



5 - Temple of Debod

The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple that was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid, Spain.

Learn more Book this experience

Temple of Debod things to do in Madrid Temple of Debod things to do in Madrid



6 - Paragliding in Madrid

If you can run, you can fly! A team of professionals will give you the chance to fly over the outskirts of Madrid in this Tandem Paragliding flight.  To do a tandem flight you don't need any kind of training or skills, nor any physical conditio...

Book this experience

Paragliding in Madrid things to do in Madrid



7 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art. The museum was officially inaugurated on September 10, 1992, and is named for Queen Sofía.

Learn more Book this experience

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía things to do in Madrid Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía things to do in Madrid



8 - Palacio de Cristal

The Palacio de Cristal is a conservatory located in Madrid's Buen Retiro Park. It was built in 1887 on the occasion of the Exposition of the Philippines, held in the same year, then a Spanish colonial possession. The architect was Ricardo Velázquez Bosco.

Learn more Book this experience

Palacio de Cristal things to do in Madrid Palacio de Cristal things to do in Madrid



9 - Indoor skydiving in Las Rozas, Madrid

   19 km away

Experience Europe's largest wind tunnel on this indoor skydiving experience in Las Rozas, Madrid. Enjoy the feeling of free-falling like never before! Are you looking for an exciting experience to do during your stay in Madrid? Look no further: indoo...

Book this experience

Indoor skydiving in Las Rozas, Madrid things to do in Madrid



10 - El Rastro

El Rastro de Madrid or simply el Rastro is the most popular open air flea market in Madrid. It is held every Sunday and public holiday during the year and is located along Plaza de Cascorro and Ribera de Curtidores, between Calle Embajadores and the Ronda de Toledo.

View on Google Maps Book this experience

El Rastro things to do in Madrid



11 - Puerta del Sol

The Puerta del Sol is a public square in Madrid, one of the best known and busiest places in the city. This is the centre of the radial network of Spanish roads.

Learn more Book this experience

Puerta del Sol things to do in Madrid Puerta del Sol things to do in Madrid



12 - Evening | Tablao Flamenco Corral de la Moreria

Enjoy a fix of timeless Spanish culture with an award-winning Madrid flamenco show at the iconic Corral de la Moreria flamenco tablao. Named the best flamenco venue in the world by Spain's most prestigious flamenco magazine, and among the New York Times' 1,000 places to see before you die, this authentic Madrid flamenco show is absolutely unmissable. Step into the intimate atmosphere of this famous Madrid institution, where the likes of Salvador Dalí twiddled his mustache in appreciation. Sip a complimentary drink (included in this ticket) and prepare to be left speechless, as a small group of singers, dancers, and guitarists capture the soul of Spain before your eyes. If you're looking for the best Madrid flamenco show, your search is over. Olé!

Book this experience

Evening | Tablao Flamenco Corral de la Moreria things to do in Madrid



13 - Puerta de Alcalá

The Puerta de Alcalá is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia in Madrid, Spain. It is regarded as the first modern post-Roman triumphal arch built in Europe, older than the similar monuments Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Learn more Book this experience

Puerta de Alcalá things to do in Madrid Puerta de Alcalá things to do in Madrid



14 - Plaza de Cibeles

The Plaza de Cibeles is a square with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid. It sits at the intersection of Calle de Alcalá, Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado.

Learn more Book this experience

Plaza de Cibeles things to do in Madrid Plaza de Cibeles things to do in Madrid



15 - Trekking | Madrid

Discover the beauty of the Sierra del Guadarrama National Park and immerse yourself in the serenity of the area. Follow the trail and experience horseback riding with breathtaking mountain scenery.

Book this experience

Trekking | Madrid things to do in Madrid



16 - Móstoles

   18 km away

Móstoles is a municipality of Spain located in the Community of Madrid. With over 200,000 inhabitants, it is the region's second most populated municipality after Madrid.

Learn more

Móstoles things to do in Madrid



17 - Brunete

   25 km away

Brunete is a town located on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain with a population of 10,730 people.

Learn more

Brunete things to do in Madrid Brunete things to do in Madrid



18 - San Agustín del Guadalix

   30 km away

San Agustín del Guadalix is a Spanish town located north of the Comunidad de Madrid, near to Sierra de Guadarrama. It is bordered by Pedrezuela to the north, the municipalities of El Molar and Algete to the east and Colmenar Viejo to the south and west.

Learn more

San Agustín del Guadalix things to do in Madrid



19 - Alcala de Henares

   30 km away

Alcalá de Henares is a railway station serving the city of Alcalá de Henares in the Community of Madrid, Spain. It is on the Madrid–Barcelona railway and is owned by Adif. The station is served by Cercanías Madrid lines C-2 and C-7.

Learn more

Alcala de Henares things to do in Madrid



20 - Chinchón

   39 km away

Chinchón is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain. Located 50 km southeast of Madrid, it is considered to be part of the Comarca de Las Vegas. As of 2018, it has a population of 5,239. The municipality covers an area of 115.91 km².

Learn more

Chinchón things to do in Madrid



21 - Manzanares el Real

   44 km away

Manzanares el Real is a 8,936 inhabitant town in the northern area of the autonomous Community of Madrid. It is located at the foot of The Pedriza, a part of the Sierra de Guadarrama, and next to the embalse de Santillana.

Learn more

Manzanares el Real things to do in Madrid Manzanares el Real things to do in Madrid



   47 km away
Learn more

Puerto de Navacerrada things to do in Madrid




Disover the best Instagram Spots around Madrid here


   Book Tours and Activities in Madrid



Discover the best tours and activities around Madrid, Spain and book your travel experience today with our booking partners




Pictures and Stories of Madrid from Influencers

20 pictures of Madrid from Abbie Bernet, Joel Filipe, Braden Collum and other travelers


Why should you visit Madrid ?


Travel to Madrid if you like:

  🗼 Landmark     🏘️ Town     🛣️ Road trip  


Learn More about Madrid

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. Located in the central part of the kingdom, it is also the capital and most populous city of the Community of Madrid. As the state capital, it is home to most of the country's political institutions, including the royal residence, the seat of government and the parliament.

It has a population of approximately 3.3 million inhabitants within a total area of 604.3 km2, within an urban area of approximately 6.5 million inhabitants in 2014. Counting its intramural population, Madrid is the second largest city in the European Union, after Berlin.

For sightseeing and fun, nothing beats a weekend in Madrid ! Humane and accessible, the Spanish capital is a nugget that can be appreciated for its cultural wealth but also for its unique atmosphere.
Marked by the influence of the Habsburgs and then the Bourbons, Madrid is full of masterpieces. Don't miss the paintings by Velasquez and Goya in the Prado museum! The city also has a lot to offer in terms of squares, from the bucolic Plaza de la Villa to the theatrical Plaza Mayor. But Madrid is best discovered by wandering through the old streets of the Rastro or Latina, where the colourful buildings with their wrought iron balconies look like something out of an Almodovar film.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Madrid

Who runs Madrid ?

The President of the Community of Madrid (in Spanish: Presidente de la Comunidad de Madrid) is the head of government of the Spanish autonomous community of the Community of Madrid. The current holder of this post is, since 17 August 2019 , the conservative Isabel Díaz Ayuso.

Madrid is known worldwide for its cultural wealth and the impressive number of museums that call the capital home. But don't miss the lively squares, historic gateways, religious buildings and royal palaces that help shape the identity of the Spanish capital.













   Where to Stay in Madrid



Booking.com

   More Travel spots to explore around Madrid

Click on the pictures to learn more about the places and to get directions



Discover more travel spots to explore around Madrid

  🗼 Landmark spots     🏘️ Town spots     🏰 Palace spots     Swimming spots     🌲 Forest spots     ⛰️ Hill spots     ⛰️ Mountaineering spots     🏖️ Archipelago spots     🌲 Plain spots     🛣️ Road trip spots     Skateboarding spots     🏊 Swimming pool spots     🌲 Temperate broadleaf and mixed forest spots     🌲 Nature reserve spots     🏰 Basilica spots     🚴 Cycling spots     Driving spots  



  Travel map of Madrid

Explore popular touristic places around Madrid

   Download On Google Maps  🗺️📲






   Book Flights to Madrid, Spain

  • Share This Travel Guide

Book a Hotel in Madrid

Booking.com