Barrio de Salamanca Attractions

Top 10 Things to Do in Barrio de Salamanca, Madrid

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  • Travel_with_Panaes
    Limassol City, Cyprus573 contributions
    Travellers interested to know the origins of Spanish culture, shall start from this museum. Smaller, compared to other European archeological museums (for instance Vienna) however of equal importance. I visited the floor with the exhibition on Iberia Peninsula only as the Greek exhibition was closed. To summarize, I came out of the museum with knowledge on the cultural history of Iberian Peninsula and amazed from the beautiful artefacts I saw and the informative text. You will adore the bust of the Iberian Lady/Queen and the bronze roman law scripts. It has also an interesting atrium with a skylight and wooden cladded staircase. Easy to navigate.

    Do not miss it.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • travelinspiration
    Dallas, TX298 contributions
    Had high expectations for Salamanca touring - as read it was very posh, many mansions, etc. It is true there is high end shopping but very spread out, and perhaps a mini narrow mansion (not as opulent as Paris, etc) squeezed in between other buildings. It was far more busy (weekday - noon) than expected, even on less busy streets - didn't seem very posh or peaceful. Not a must see unless really into high end shopping.
    Written 28 October 2022
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  • Nayeli Vazquez
    Frankfurt, Germany191 contributions
    We passed by a couple of times and we were always impressed by the beautiful buildings and the fountain. Perhaps a guided tour where they explain the history of the place would have been nice, either way amazing spot in Madrid.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Emily A
    Madrid, Spain269 contributions
    Covid is currently restricting life in all its facets, not least of these the art world, and yes, it has touched the magnificent Galdiano. But should you yearn for great art, lovely old home decor, and a tranquil place to get away, then get over to northern Serrano district to the Galdiano.
    I went in the morning on the weekend, always good to beat the queue. And was able to spend some time in the Goya room where the collection of the Witches Sabbat paintings hang. Personally, I just love Goya. They also have The Third of May 1808, another must see of all art.
    You may also get a tour or spend time in the gardens. All good ideas.
    Written 14 July 2021
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria19,056 contributions
    One of the most remarkable buildings in Madrid. It is located at the crossroads of Grand Via and Calle de Alcala. I think the building was built in the early 20th century by a French architect.
    Written 11 May 2021
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  • Aarushi G
    13 contributions
    While walking through Retiro Park, the Puerta de Alcala is worth seeing. It is majestic and a beautiful structure, and only the Royal Family can physically go through it. It is a great photo spot and worth seeing as this gate is rich in history and is one of the main gates to the city of Madrid.
    Written 6 July 2022
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  • OCkharma2
    California21 contributions
    Mercado de La Paz is a beautiful market, for its displays and food offerings. Many a review have attested to that.

    The pleasant surprise is the Portuguese shop, Maninha Sardinha, which sells Portuguese wine, canned fish, coffee (also from Timor), and perhaps one its most iconic treats, pasteis de nata. Having been to Portugal prior to visiting Spain I was so pleased to see a shop offer pasteis de nata. Even more so, when I sampled one (with port wine which is their creation), so crispy its crust and so flavorful its content.

    I also tried the chicken rice with raisin dish, a specialty of Maria mom’s cooking. Maria runs the shop and has an interesting family history. All dishes were wonderfully enjoyable.

    For sure, when in Madrid next I will stop by this local market and indulge in Portuguese products from Maninha Sardinha. IMO Portuguese food is underrated compared to better known ones from the Continent!
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • SPAINDOCTOR
    Madrid, Spain5,457 contributions
    Many years and never went inside
    It is a must
    Lovely building
    Inside and outside
    It shares location with archeological museum
    Written 27 June 2020
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,100 contributions
    This is an amazing museum in Madrid, close to O'Donnell metro station. The main exhibition shows the history of currency, coins and bills from Ancient times. It is a great way to learn about the history of different civilizations and cultures. The museum also offers temporary exhibitions like the one dedicated to Roberto Michel, an architect from the 18th century.
    Written 31 October 2020
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  • Allan C
    Ipswich, UK548 contributions
    Very impressive statue of a female figure in a chariot within a fountain in the middle of the Plaza de Cibeles. You will have to go early or late to be confident of getting a good shoot unobscured by a vehicle but therearea number of good postcards available. Best with a background of the palacio.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Carol C
    19 contributions
    El Retiro is an amazing place and the lake with this monument at its head is magnificent. Although noone was was on the lake the day we were there, boats appear to be for rent below this statue.
    Written 16 October 2022
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  • David M
    Taunton, UK3,267 contributions
    Where else in Madrid can you walk freely without traffic, park a car, go to the theatre and understand some of Spain’s National heroes. The 12m sculpture “Julia” is astonishing especially when approached the rear. Initially appearing to be a something covered for restoration under sheets, she made herself identifiable on approach. The statue of Blas De Lezo is probably most I interesting to English people. One of Spain’s finest admirals ever, defeating the 30,000 troops and sailors in Cartagena (Now Colombia) sent by Admiral Vernon in 1741. We Brits brushed it under the carpet and history books hardly mention it and test for Spain it was a massively important triumph
    Written 21 October 2021
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  • jordanellie41
    Bolton, UK937 contributions
    This palace may look ordinary from the outside but inside it is quite different. It is full of the finest and most oppulent antiques, furniture, carpets and lights with all of them being made from only the most exquisite of materials money can buy.
    Written 30 June 2019
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  • SPAINDOCTOR
    Madrid, Spain5,457 contributions
    This house is very elegant
    You pay 8 euros
    But you get to see a lovely palace
    Is located in front of Cibeles
    Written 10 July 2020
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  • Rob
    Liverpool, UK92 contributions
    Went to see a game. Madrid v Olympiacos. Great venue. Pretty much every seat has a good view of the court. We sat in Goya and out seats were great.
    Written 9 February 2018
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