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Madrid Vacations

The top sights, highlights, tours & travel itinaries curated by our Travel Experts.

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    4. Madrid

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    Visit Madrid as part of a multi-stop tour around Spain with Tourlane. Madrid is one of the most authentic, charming capitals of Europe. It’s a great destination for art lovers, with world-class institutions like the Museo Prado and Museo Reina Sofia delighting visitors with their outstanding collections. Equally impressive is the city’s culinary scene, with top-notch restaurants and food markets at every corner. Plan your trip today with a Tourlane Travel Expert, who will organize your flights, transfers, accommodation, and local English-speaking guides on your behalf.

    1. Puerta del Sol, das schlagende Herz von Madrid, ein Muss bei Ihrem Madrid Urlaub

      Puerta del Sol

    2. Die Plaza Mayor zählt zu einer der Top-Sehenswürdigkeiten beim Madrid Urlaub

      Plaza Mayor

    3. Museo Nacional del Prado - ein Muss für alle Kunstliebhaber bei einem Madrid Urlaub

      Museo Nacional del Prado

    4. Königlicher Palast von Madrid beeindruckt bei einem Madrid Urlaub

      Royal Palace of Madrid

    Things to Do on a Madrid Vacation

    1. Puerta del Sol

    Puerta del Sol is the beating heart of Madrid. If you’re looking to do some shopping during your vacation, it’s a good place to start. Take Calle de Preciados to find some swanky boutiques or Calle Mayor to grab a churro drizzled in chocolate at Chocolatería de San Ginés, which has been open since 1894.

    2. Plaza Mayor

    The center of old Madrid, Plaza Mayor impresses visitors with its regal columns and stately feel. Grab a snack at the nearby Mercado de San Miguel, and then head to the square to do some people watching during your Madrid vacation. Enter through one of 10 archways, and be sure to get an up-close view of the murals on the front of Casa de la Panadería on the north side of the square. You may recognize some of your favorite characters from Greek mythology: Proserpine, Bacchus, and Cupid.

    3. Museo Nacional del Prado

    If you’re interested in art, then a visit to the Prado is an absolute must. It’s home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of Goya, Greco, and Velázquez, not to mention seminal works from Bosch, Rubens, and Titian. Two hours in the museum earns you a sangria at the museum cafe and a stroll through the adjacent Retiro Park.

    4. Royal Palace of Madrid

    If you’re interested in Spanish history, visit the Royal Palace of Madrid. It’s the largest in Europe with 2,800 rooms, each one more ornate than the last. Walk the grand staircase made of San Agustin Marble and pay a visit to the Royal Armory to see pieces dating back to the 13th century. The pomp continues outside in the Sabatini Gardens. Stroll through the elaborately trimmed hedges and check out the 44 statues of Spanish monarchs stationed throughout. Less

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