The Spanish capital is recognized worldwide for its great cultural heritage, its gastronomy, its architecture, its large and busy avenues and its wide range of leisure activities.
Today we are going to show you five of the most visited places in Madrid. Some of them are located in the same area, so now, as the good weather is coming, you can go for a walk.
1- PLAZA DE ORIENTE.
The Plaza de Oriente is one of the busiest places in Madrid. It is located in the center of Madrid and is framed by three of the most characteristic buildings of the capital. The Royal Theater, the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral.
The central gardens were designed in 1941 and are distributed in the form of a grid forming striking flowerbeds with floral plantings, hedges and cypresses.
2- PLAZA MAYOR.
The Plaza Mayor is located in the heart of the city, a short distance from the Plaza de Orienta and the mythical Puerta del Sol. It is a charismatic space that invites you to stroll through each of its peculiar streets. Indispensable for tourists to enjoy its gastronomy and its terrace, without forgetting the traditional "bocadillo de calamares" (squid sandwich).
At Christmas the square becomes a cheerful and festive place with its traditional Christmas market, the best known of Madrid.
3- MADRID'S GRAN VIA.
The Gran Via is the most important street in Madrid and is notable for its magnificent construction of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.
Today it is a bustling commercial district and home to the largest and oldest cinemas and theaters in the city. Its location makes it a privileged place for people who want to get to know the purest Madrid without taking the car.
4- EL RETIRO PARK
It is the most visited park in Madrid. With 125 hectares and more than 15 000 trees, the Retiro Park is a green lung in the center of Madrid.
In addition, we can also enjoy a wide range of cultural, leisure and sports activities. Among its most important architectural and historical elements are: the Estanque Grande, which offers various activities such as rowing boats, the Palacio de Velázquez and the Palacio de Cristal, both currently used as exhibition halls.
5- THE "PAISAJE DE LA LUZ".
On July 25, 2021, Madrid's Landscape of Light was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It encompasses from green spaces such as El Retiro Park or the Royal Botanical Garden to public institutions such as the Royal Astronomical Observatory, the Congress of Deputies, the Bank of Spain, the Cervantes Institute or the Royal Spanish Academy.
Also on this walk are three of the most important museums in the world: the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, forming the "Art Triangle" and that is, by the value of its collections and the representative of its buildings, a must stop if you come to Madrid.
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