Tourist Attractions in Madrid
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest and most populous city in the country, with about 3,200,000 inhabitants. Also known as La Villa y Corte, Madrid hosts the headquarters of the Government, Parliament, ministries, as well as the official residence of the kings of Spain.
Learn, Relax and Unwind in the City that Never Rests: Madrid
According to the 2010 Yearly review of Monocle Magazine, which is an international media that covers international affairs and events, economy, as well as culture, lifestyle, travel and designs, Madrid is the Top 10 cities with a title of “Best City to Live” across the globe.
While being in the forefront for innovations and modernism, Madrid, as the city in general, is also considered a “book” in the history of the world. This is because there have been lots of momentous events happened there that really have great influence to the world.
Well in fact, their history is actually the main flavour of almost all tourist attractions in Madrid. If you will travel Madrid now, you will definitely be stunned by several infrastructures that were all built since the seventeenth (17th) century. You can make the remains of several Baroque structures the background of your souvenir pictures and boast about it to your friends when you get back to your country. Two of the most famous structures in Madrid are the Main Square (also known as the Plaza Mayor) as well as the Royal Palace, which is also popularly known as the Palacio Real.
Aside from these, there are other Madrid attractions for tourists and visitors that you can leisurely visit. They have at least seventy three (73) museums that package the rich and bustling sense of arts and culture of the city. These museums include the world’s most popular Thyssen-Bornemisza, which houses at least eight hundred (800) works of art like paintings, sketches, tapestries and even sculptures.
Another place that belongs to the top tourist attractions in Madrid, Spain is the strip of parks and gardens in the city.
Some of these parks are the Retiro Park, the Casa de Campo as well as the most visited Juan Carlos (the first) Park. Furthermore, as expected from the world’s “Mucha Marcha,” which refers to the title “the City that Never Rests,” Madrid can provide you the best nightlife experience that Europe can offer.
Talking about the quality of service of Madrid’s modes of transportation, the main way to go there for foreigners is through air travel. Madrid possesses the world’s high-end international airport that usually operates at least one thousand flights from the rest of the world daily. It will never be a problem finding for a flight from your point of origin or departure. Hence, wherever you are, you can definitely reach Madrid in no time.
Alternatively, you can also enjoy travelling through their roadways and rail networks, where you can appreciate the scenery of Barcelona to Madrid, just to give an example. Aside from travelling from Barcelona, you can also travel from different places in Europe since Madrid, as the capital of Spain, is linked to all cities around Europe.
Unfortunately, you cannot directly go to Madrid via cruise because it is land-locked. You are limited to travel to Madrid via air or land, though their high-speed trains or through Madrid busses. By being so, this is actually one of the setbacks or disadvantages of Madrid over Barcelona, which allows you to go there flexibly via air, land and water.
Nevertheless, Madrid still ranks higher in the list of world’s top tourist destinations primarily because of the warm hospitality of the place and its people that will certainly give you a one-of-a-kind vacation experience.