Spots to Visit Whilst Vacationing in Madrid, Spain

Catedral de la Almudena, Calle de Bailén, Madrid, España
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If you’re heading for the capital of Espagne, don’t go without checking this list of the top things to do there. Whether you’re seeking culture, history, food, or all three, this list has got you covered.

Museo Nacional Del Prado

Spain’s most majestic art gallery, the Prado is world-famous for a reason. Come here to admire the works of geniuses including Picasso, El Greco, Gaughin, Monet and more. The gallery is huge, and may be worth splitting over two days as many people get ‘gallery-fatigued’ after a few hours of standing and staring at stunning artworks. It’s situated centrally within Madrid, so it’s easy to combine with other activities if you wish.

La Almudena Cathedral

Gothic in style but modern in age, this cathedral is a stunning representation of contemporary Spain. Visit out of worshipping hours to spend some quiet time admiring its rich interior and the artworks which adorn its walls.

Pastamore Alcalá

This restaurant is consistently voted one of the best in Madrid. It offers perfectly cooked, fresh Italian food, including calzone, pasta, and risotto. Book to avoid disappointment, and go with a crowd if you can, so that you can sample as many of the dishes as possible.

Madird is a bustling, exciting city, with plenty to see and do. Check out the locations listed here, or simply wander the grand streets, taking it all in.