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Things to do in Madrid

Bask in the lively spirit of Madrid. Treat yourself to delightful local foods, or admire world-famous art. Enjoy each heartbeat of Spain's exciting capital!

Top 10 things to do

#1
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Real Madrid's 81,000-seat stadium has been the home of legends like Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazilian Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, Kaka, Gareth Bale, and so many more 'Galacticos'. It's not just huge though, it's also one of the most historic stadiums in football – it has hosted multiple European Cup finals, the 2010 Champions' League final, and Italy's 1982 World Cup Final victory.

4.5 (3,461 reviews)
#2
Madrid Flamenco Shows

Ignite the passion and shake your thing at a Madrid flamenco show!

4.7 (410 reviews)
#3
Prado Museum

See the masterpieces of Goya, Velázquez, and El Greco in Madrid's premier art gallery

4.8 (6,612 reviews)
#4
Museo Reina Sofía

Engage with modern masterpieces, including Picasso's "Guernica", in Madrid

4.7 (2,996 reviews)
#5
Royal Palace of Madrid

Immerse yourself in the splendor of Spanish royalty in Madrid's grandiose palace

4.6 (1,198 reviews)
#6
Museum of Illusions Madrid

The Museum of Illusions Madrid is one of 18 similar museums around the world. It is packed with optical illusions and interactive exhibits for the whole family, with heaps of fun photographic opportunities along the way. It is located in Madrid, Spain.

4.4 (2,007 reviews)
#7
Parque Warner Madrid

Parque Warner Madrid is the city's number one theme park. It brings to live superheroes, Warner Brothers cartoons, and Hollywood characters. It's easy to reach from Madrid. Board the C3 line of the Cercanías trains and get off at the Pinto station. Then catch the 413 bus from 'La Veloz', which will drop you at the entrance to Parque Warner. By car, get on the A-4 highway and take exit 22, and follow the signs.

4.5 (822 reviews)
#8
Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Explore Madrid at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off Madrid option. With frequent departures and arrivals, and convenient, air-conditioned transport, it's the best way to explore Madrid. Hit all the key Madrid highlights across 37 stops with the City Tour Madrid: Hop-on Hop-off Bus for 1 or 2 days. Or take a Panoramic Bus Tour of Madrid and see the city's iconic old and new landmarks with an expert guide and live commentary available onboard.

4.3 (468 reviews)
#9
Zoo Aquarium Madrid

Stretching out over 20 hectares in the Casa de Campo, the Zoo Aquarium Madrid is one of the biggest and oldest in Europe. It's home to over 500 different species of animal, including pandas, wolves, giraffes and white tigers. Also features an aquarium and aviary.

4.6 (891 reviews)
#10
Matadero Madrid

MAD, Madrid Artes Digitales, has transformed the emblematic Nave 16 of Matadero Madrid into the leading European center for the creation of immersive experiences. This revolutionary center of digital cultural development helps visitors experience art, history and culture in a unique way with 2,000 square meters or art merging with science and the most innovative technology. MAD is located in Madrid, Spain.

4.6 (314 reviews)

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Prado Museum: Entry Ticket

Marvel at timeless masterpieces in Madrid's world-famous art powerhouse
4.8 (5,876)
From $19.52
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Wax Museum Madrid

Meet over 450 figures from history and pop culture at the Wax Museum Madrid
4.5 (195)
From $20.61

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The Madrid Pass

  1. Prado Museum
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Must-see Museums of Madrid

There are three museums in Madrid that you'll want to visit if you're an art lover. You can't go wrong if you choose any Madrid art museum featured here: keep reading and see where your adventure takes you – maybe you'll visit all three!

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