Sights & landmarks in Madrid

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  • CorMom
    New York City, New York108 contributions
    I had seen on tripadvisor that the stadium is under construction and they have reduced the price of the tickets. For me it wasn't worth the visit but my son is a real fan and it was still exciting for him to see the 14 champion cups and to see the stadium even with the pitch ripped up. If you have the right expectations, can make the decision whether or not the tickets are worth it.
    Written 21 August 2022
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  • Alegria56
    Matagalpa, Nicaragua50 contributions
    This palace is huge, and it is filled with opulent furniture, ceiling paintings, statues, furniture, dishes, and medival armory. It's a bit of a hassle getting in, as other people have written, but once inside you will be amazed!
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • professorpj
    Toronto, Canada148 contributions
    Crowded with Madrilenos and tourists alike, the Gran Via is a must to experience. It is more crowded than a Manhattan thoroughfare, and that's saying a lot. It's great for people-watching and a bit of shopping if you're int that kind of thing.
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • SFTRVLR
    San Francisco, CA1,964 contributions
    A must do, obviously- a great way to get anchored in Madrid when you first get there. I liked the quaint entryways as much as the Plaza itself.

    As you likely have read, though, don't eat at any of the restaurants in the Plaza as they are all tourist traps. Shame there are no decent places.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • uri117
    Kfar Saba, Israel245 contributions
    nice quarter for the afternoon, a lot of posh shops along with the usual brands, lots of restaurants and cafe's around
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Faye J
    Rugby, UK666 contributions
    Nice place to wander around with nowhere in mind to go...lovely streets with some quaint buildings and some amazing paintings on sides on houses
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Lia H
    Bogota, Colombia1,019 contributions
    Quick stop with lots to see and admire. Go during the day, and don't miss it at night. There is something simple and magical about being there... Great to walk around!
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Lorrick G
    1 contribution
    Perfect stop. While walking through the Parque del Buen Retiro we saw the glass building and decided to stop by. The palace photographs great and is a must-see when in Madrid.
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • Lia H
    Bogota, Colombia1,019 contributions
    This is one of those places where you can get lost in it forever.... every turn, every corner, every street is just magical. So many cute shops, restaurants, buildings with so much history!!!! You might get tired from looking up so much... don't miss all the details in the pretty buildings!!!!! Just walk!
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Rob M
    Escondido, CA2,767 contributions
    After several previous visits to Madrid, Puerta del Sol seems to be the center of all activities in town. We pre-booked a hotel half a block away just to be close. But when we were there in early September, most of Sol was blocked off, since there was major construction and resurfacing being done, Fortunately all the shops, stores and restaurants around Sol were open for business
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • Steven S
    4 contributions
    I don't usually bother writing reviews but feel compelled to write one for this lesser known attraction. For 3 Euros, the price of an overcharged bottle of coke from the airport, you can experience a mini-palace. You get the impression of how royalty might live if forced to downscale into a smaller property. All the lavishness of decoration and acquisition of furnishings and art objects are there to behold and admire. I was shocked at how it exceeded my expectations. There were no camera police within, and I was not made to feel a criminal by staff for having the affrontery to want to capture memories on my phone camera (the Palace opposite had the air of tolerating visitors by comparison and the camera police were severely official). The staff were engaging and friendly, an experience i found exceptional for Madrid attractions, where staff usually give off an air of dismissive indifference if you dont speak Spanish.
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • Allan C
    Ipswich, UK545 contributions
    Very impressive building which is well worth a good look but the restaurant is very expensive for what it offers. Possibly best seen at night when there are lighting effects and much less traffic.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • boo98
    Leduc, Canada253 contributions
    It's a wonderful building and they do still hold bull fights on sundays. We were lucky to be there when they had one monday since it was a holday. Glad we went but be warned they do kill the bull
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • J Streth
    6 contributions
    The tour guide told us about it, it's a pitty you don't feel that literature atmosphere anymore, just some poems on the ground, sad... but still nice.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • BobPraz
    Toronto, Canada222 contributions
    Aside from the Royal Palace, this is probably one of the architectural highlights of Madrid, and the most noteworthy religious monument. From the outside is more plain-looking than the inside, which is spacious under its huge dome and covered in frescoes and gilding. You can see it quickly or wander around and appreciate the details. It's also a little off the main tourist trail, so it was generally peaceful inside.

    The only inconvenience were the opening times, which at the time did not match anything I read online or in a guidebook. when we were there it was open in the morning but closed in the early or mid afternoon. It may have been because it was August (the local holiday season), but generally it seems like a good idea to check the times at the site itself (or call ahead).
    Written 9 September 2022
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