5 Random things to do in Madrid
Heralded as one of Europe’s most cultural cities, Madrid has a thriving tourism industry. Offering tourists both historical attractions and a fantastic nightlife, Spain’s capital has the best of both worlds. Here are our top 5 places to visit during your visit in Madrid:
National Archaeological Museum
Open six days a week, the National Archaeological Museum is a great place to take in some of Spain’s historical roots. The main catalogue of work comes from the prehistoric and modern day Hispanic eras, however the museum is home to exhibits with features from the Roman and Greek periods.
The beautiful Parque del Retiro is an urbanised park within the city, showcasing some fine examples of Spanish horticulture. With a central lake, the parks are maintained by a skilled team of botanists ensuring the trees and plants don’t dry up in the heat of Madrid. The park has plenty of green grass, so you can kick back, relax and bask in the sunshine.
Casino Gran Madrid
The Casino Gran Madrid has joined Europe’s elite when it comes to gaming, offering visitors the best casino experience in the whole of Spain. With the likes of American and French roulette, Punto Banco and blackjack on the tables, as well as both machine there is plenty to keep you busy.
Located on the Paseo Del Prado, The Prado Museum is one of the city’s finest pieces architecture, with its fantastic detailing and stairwells. The museum is home to a diverse collection of artworks, coming from a variety of different eras and periods of artistic importance. With works from El Greco, Goya and Velasquez, the Prado is home to one of the largest art collections in the world. It is no wonder why year after year it makes up the list of the top 5 attractions visited in Madrid, along with our next sports attraction.
Real Madrid is the most successful team in the European Cup, having some of the biggest names in footballing history and winning countless trophies so visiting their ground is a must do! The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium does daily tours where you can visit the clubs trophy room and museum, or if you want to get into the real spirit, you can always go watch Ronaldo, Bale and the rest of the new Galacticos play live!