Top Things to Do in Centro

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Centro, Madrid

Top Things to Do in Centro

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  • Thilakawathie
    Brisbane, Australia443 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did this tour without a guide but did our research and reading beforehand. 10.30 am slot which I pre-booked 2 weeks ahead meant no ticket queue to enter. We were also able to take lots of photos before the tour bus crowds arrived. The interior is stunning and well worth a visit.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Richard M
    Builth Wells, UK225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great museum exploring the modern art world and seeing some of the classical masters here as well, A must for all art enthusiasts
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Quill2005
    Ocala, FL268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A major public and historic square in the heart of Madrid dating back several centuries. The rectangular square is surrounded by residential buildings with balconies that face the square. There are shops and restaurants around. This is a popular place for locals and tourists to visit. Not far from here is the Puerta del Sol. If you’re visiting Plaza Mayor, be sure to check out the impressive interiors of some of the nearby churches such as San Isidro, Santa Cruz, and the Basilica Pontifical of San Miguel.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Jack
    Old Bethpage, NY865 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gran Via is the shopping street of Madrid. My hotel was here which meant I got to pass this street a lot. There are plenty of stores with beautiful white buildings in the center of the city. I highly recommend taking a stroll down Gran Via.
    Written 27 March 2024
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  • Panching L
    Vigan, Philippines441 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will find lots of choices. Very appetizing presentation of food from pickled olives, meat, seafood etc. We tried the seafood - oysters are very fresh so with navajas and scallops.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Eleanor M
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I much preferred this experience than my visit to the Prado Museum. I was there for opening (10am on a Tuesday) and there was already a queue but it moved along quickly enough. I also had free entry with my student / metro card. There were plenty of exhibitions to see and lots of information available.

    I recommend going early as the most famous paintings (i.e. Guernica) get very crowded very quickly. I saw this at 10:30 am approx, and in the next ten minutes the exhibit was so crowded you could barely move- let alone see. It was wonderful to see all the paintings.

    In terms of getting around, I had a few issues. It is wonderful that museum is paperless and there are therefore no physical maps. The alternative is scanning a QR code. However, this is unclear and they are only at the welcome desks. Moreover, the WiFi did not work for me and I did not have enough data. It was very easy to then get lost as I had no map and the signage was poor. Sometimes in the exhibition rooms the English translation slips were also missing. A lot of the building was closed off. Additionally, I needed a water fountain but there was none (so watch out if you’re visiting in the summer) I asked a man at the information desk and he said I could use the taps in the bathroom. However, these had signs telling me not to consume… I had to go all the way down to the restaurant to get water.

    I would recommend going early, and looking at the building layout prior to your visit. I still think it’s a must- see!
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • A. M
    Majadahonda17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutly awesome! Elegant and amazing. We laughed a lot and now we believe in magic, we could not believe it. We ejoyed a lot and I’d recomend it, no doubt.
    Written 9 January 2023
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  • Quill2005
    Ocala, FL268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lively pedestrian-packed plaza in the heart of Madrid. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby including the large department store, El Corte Ingles. The iconic “Tio Pepe” sherry sign that’s dominated the Puerto del Sol for a long time is still there. It’s a short walk to the Plaza Mayor from here, also another major historic plaza of Madrid.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Gregory P
    Greenwood, United States5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly beautiful with paintings depicting life of St. Francis and the Order of Friars Minor. Convenient walking distance to Plaza Royal and good eating places.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Quill2005
    Ocala, FL268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large Cathedral in Heart of Madrid - located in front of the Royal Palace, this large cathedral is a relatively new one and the interior largely reflects this. Some of the side altars are nice. If you can visit the cathedral crypt, it’s well worth it and has an ‘older’ feel than the interior of the cathedral itself.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • Pioneer68469928020
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good food, nice place with an excellent, welcoming service. Gave recommendations and made it very warm atmosphere. Thank you.
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plaza del Oriente is an attractive garden square near the Royal Palace and the Opera House in Madrid. There is a statue of King Felipe IV on his mount in the middle of the park. Some large trees and benches make for a good shaded area to relax.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • McMillan1964
    Edinburgh, UK58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great city break, fabulous bars and restaurants, amazing culture experience around the centre of Latina.
    Huge flea market. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • patjaniak
    Warsaw, Poland176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This building od amazing, vertical garden, building od almost flying above earth. Event stairs are amazing
    While i've Breń inside, exhibitions wasn't do great, that why i give only four stars.
    For plus i also can recommend restaurant inside, IT waśń just a coffe shop but really good place
    Written 9 December 2023
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In a city that has many great fountains in my opinion Cibeles Fountain is the most beautiful ,it's certainly the most photographed as it stands on Plaza De Cibeles and is in front of Palacio De Cibeles ,one of the most beautiful buildings in Madrid.
    The fountain has stood on Plaza De Cibeles since the 18th century, the fountains design is magnificent ,Roman goddess of fertility Cybele on a chariot pulled by fierce looking lions ,it's just an outstanding piece of art and is always a joy to view ,if you're planning a holiday to Madrid it's a fountain and area to most definitely check out.
    Written 27 September 2023
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