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Top 5 Must-See Activities in Madrid

These are the most famous Madrid tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:


Free Things To Do In Madrid

Madrid is one of the most exciting cities in Europe, which is why millions of tourists would flock to this city each year. It’s filled with numerous historic sights and attractions that cater to all kinds of travellers. If you are a budget traveller, you’ll be happy to know that there are many cheap things to do in Madrid. As a matter of fact, by simply exploring the city streets, you’ll already be rewarded with lots of interesting sights, including historic buildings with beautiful architecture.

While Madrid may not be the cheapest places to visit in Europe, there are plenty of free things to do in Madrid that can keep even the most budget traveller entertained. If you love to learn more about the culture and history of the city, then visit the free museums in Madrid. Of course, there are several other free attractions in Madrid, such as the Buen Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor, Gran Via street, Puerta del Sol, San Jeronimo el Royal, and many more.

One of the things that you’ll love about Madrid is that there will always be something to entertain you regardless of the season. For instance, one of the free things to do in Madrid this summer is to walk around the outside area of Madrid Royal Palace while enjoying the good weather. This beautiful palace is the official residence of the Royal Family, similar to London’s Buckingham Palace. To those who are going to Madrid with kids, one of the free things to do in Madrid with kids is to stroll and have picnic on some of the many beautiful parks in the city, such as the El Retiro Park.

Are you heading to Madrid soon? Then check out this list of free things to do in Madrid.

Free Attractions in Madrid

Top Rated Madrid Attractions

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Buen Retiro Park

TheBuenRetiro Park is among the largest parks in Madrid, Spain. The name says it all as this attraction is really a “Park Of The Pleasant Retreat”. Builtby Felipe IV in the 17th century,as a preserve of the Royal Family, it wasaccessible to the public in the late 19th century.Since then, whenever the weather is pleasant or on weekends, the Madrelenos gather here for a walk, read the paper in shade, go forboating, or have drinks. The park...

Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour

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  • A self-guided tour that places the visitors to the very center of the bullfighting tradition in Spain.
  • A discovery tour of Las Ventas, the main bullfighting venue in the capital of Spain.
  • A detailed overview of the bullfighting tradition at the adjacent Bullfighting Museum of Madrid.
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Walk around Madrid Royal Palace

Royal Palace is one of the most astounding places around the glove due to its royal and majestic nature that reflects from its every angle. Being the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, it holds the same value as the Buckingham Palace in London. Tourists to Spain and Madrid make it a point to visit the Royal Palace, adding a milestone to their travelling life. The Royal Palace is used mainly for state ceremonies and is open to...

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza with Skip the line ticket

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  • Entrance into the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.
  • One of the largest private art collections in the world showcasing artworks from the 13th century to the 20th century plus jewellery and fashion exhibitions.
  • The Thyssen museum is part of Madrid's 'Golden Triangle of Art".
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Plaza Mayor

A central plaza in Madrid which you visit on your trip to Spain. Built during the Habsburg period, it is just a few blocks away from Puertadel Sol. The plaza is a rectangular shape surrounded by three residential buildings with magnificent 237 balconies facing the Plaza Mayor and having a total of nine entry ways.The most well-known entranceways is the Arco de Cuchilleroswith steep steps leading up to the Plaza.

The Plaza Mayor has been...

Prado Museum Skip-the-line

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  • Fast-track entry into Madrid's National Art Museum.
  • Full-day entry including access to the temporary exhibitions.
  • Over 1,500 of Europe's best paintings, drawings, and sculptures to be enjoyed.
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Gran via

Located in Madrid,a street namedGran Via is a real showcase of the architecture of the early 20th century.Home to a lot of hotels, the Gran Via is also one of Madrid’s most famous shopping place. However, what makes it really special is the lavish design of the many large buildings.

Now this street is known as the Spanish Broadway and it is famous that this street never sleeps. It starts from Calle de Alcala, near to Plaza de Cibeles...

Real Madrid Stadium Tour: Priority

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  • 45 min
    • Priority entrance to Real Madrid FC Bernabeu Stadium.
    • Learn about the history of Real Madrid football club and its players in the on-site interactive museum.
    • Go behind the scenes with access to player exclusive areas.
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    Plaza de Espana

    The Plaza de Espana, also known as Spain Square is quite a famous sight for tourists. Located in Madrid, at the end of Gran Via, it isa large square featuring a monument. History tells you that this Plaza was once a barrack and then created into a beautiful square.

    In the centre of the square stands the monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, famous Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. While in the tower portion, includes a...

    Skip the Line Parque Warner Ticket

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    • Warner Bros Park Madrid is a theme park located in the town of San Martín de la Vega, 29 km south of Madrid. Opened in April 2001, it is split into five themed zones, each based on scenes from Warner Brothers films set in different parts of America.Come and have a great time at Warner Park in Madrid. Book now your tickets to the Warner Park and...read more
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    Atocha Railway Station

    Atocha Railway Station also known as the Madrid Atochaand is the only largest railway station ever constructed inMadrid. Primarily it provides commuter trains, regional and intercity trains from the southern part of the country and high-speed AVE trains from cities like Barcelona, Seville etc. Spanish Railway Company, Renfe, operates the train services. The Rail Station is located in the Atocha neighbourhood of district Arganzuela. It looks...

    3 Hours Prado Museum Private Tour

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    • Visit Spain’s most important gallery, the 3 hour tour will allow you to see the essential works. The guide can pick you up from your hotel or also at the entrance of the gallery, next to the statue of Goya. The price of the tour includes the entrance ticket, which will also allow you to avoid the large queues.

      During the tour not only...read more

    Museo Reina Sofía Skip-the-Line Ticket and Self-Guided Tours in Madrid

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    • Skip the frequently extensive line with this ticket and start exploring the museum directly.
      You will see the collection, which contains over 21,000 works, including Picasso's the Guernica, Salvador Dal's paintings and Joan Miro's work.
      You will learn a lot about Spanish artists of the 20 century.

      Complete your experience with a...read more

    Bernabéu Stadium Ticket and Access to Self-Guided tours in Madrid

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    • Visit the legendary Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on this Real Madrid stadium tour with skip the line entrance and learn about the team’s history and numerous trophies.

      The interactive screens you'll find during your visit to the Santiago Bernabéu museum will take you to relive the club's most emblematic moments, which was considered the...read more

    Prado Museum and Access to Self-Guided Tours in Madrid

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    • Get swept away into the spectacular history of Spanish and Flemish art at Spain's premier art museum.

      See masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, Titian, Rembrandt, El Greco, Bruegel, Van Dyck, Bosch, and more.

      The museum is home to over 20,000 works of art, including around 7,500 paintings, 8,000 drawings, 4,800 prints, 1,000...read more

    Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza Tickets & Self-Guided Tours in Madrid

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    • Located on the Art Walk, this wonderful museum holds a vast collection that traces the history of European painting from the Middle Ages through to the late 20th century. Italian primitives, the German Renaissance, 19th-century American art, Impressionism, German Expressionism, Russian Constructivism are the most widely represented schools and...read more

    Skip the line: Royal Palace of Madrid & 3 Self-Guided Audio Tours in Madrid

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    • Skip the frequently extensive line with this ticket and explore the biggest royal palace in the Western Europe.

      The palace was built on the site of the old Alcázar for the Borbon dynasty.
      For interior decoration, rich materials were used: spanish marble, stucco, mahogany doors and windows and important works of art, particularly...read more

    Tickets for Fundación MAPFRE and Access to Self-Guided Tours in Madrid

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    • Enjoy access to the Fundación MAPFRE Madrid – Sala Recoletos' permanent and temporary exhibits. See art from famous names in the art world, as well as up-and-coming talents. Discover a well-rounded collection and take time to explore the latest exhibits.

      Complete your experience with a surprise bonus.
      We will offer 3 self-guided tours...read more

    Velázquez Tech Museum Tickets & Self-Guided Tours in Madrid

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    • Get your Velázquez Tech Museum tickets for an immersive art experience. Go on a tour of the different interpretations of Velázquez’s most celebrated work through innovative techniques such as video mapping, interactive systems and hologram techniques. There are eight halls bring different installations with surprising experiences, where...read more
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