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Best things to do in Madrid

Art Museum
“One of the most important art museums in the world housing masterpieces from local and international artists, with a calendar of temporary exhibitions. ”
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Park
“Amazing park where you can picnic, relax and forget about the time. You can use a bike or any other choice to move around”
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Seasonal eats in an modern space with an all-season terrace
“The contemporary arts center housed in a former historic hospital with an addition signed by French architect Jean Nouvel, that blends historic architecture and contemporary construction. Permanent collection with XIX-XXI art and temporary exhibits . Library, Bookstore, cafeteria. and gardens. Absolutely worth the visit. Check on free entrance days/hours.”
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Art Museum
“An important private collection of masterpieces, now belonging to the state and shown in a recently renovated historic house. Also a good calendar of temporary exhibits and events from lectures, to films or seminars. Also guided and/private visits ”
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Plaza
“A trip to the origins of the city. The Plaza Mayor in Madrid is one of the most emblematic points of the city, along with the Puerta del Sol, the Fuente de Cibeles or the Puerta de Alcalá.”
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Palace
“Royal Place, the building and its gardens is one of the attractions of Madrid, with the suggestion of walking through the narrow streets to find real treasures in traditional architecture and the magnificent Royal Opera House that offers visits to the building that requires reservation in advance. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Egyptian temple of the 2nd century BC that was donated by Egypt to Spain in gratitude for the help given to save the temples of Abu Simbel together with UNESCO in 1968. DO NOT MISS THE SUNSET!! ”
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Market
“The San Miguel Market is the city’s gastronomic temple, the contemporary o fresh seafood brought from Galicia each day, the Mediterranean rice or the special cheese from Castile, Asturias or the Basque Country. The finest products and wine from the length and breadth of Spain are divided among 30 permanent”
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Neighborhood
“Gran Vía (literally "Great Way") is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. Today the street is known as the Spanish Broadway, and it is one of the streets with the most nightlife in Europe. It is known as the street that never sleeps. It leads from Calle de Alcalá, close to Plaza de Cibeles, to Plaza de España.”
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Flea Market
“The biggest flea market in whole Spain take place Sunday and holidays. Required visit on Sunday before going for some Tapas in La Latina area.”
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Plaza
“Puerta del Sol is one of the most famous squares in Madrid and you can find some of the most important points and buildings in the capital.”
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Playground
“All purpose bar, but quite popular among the locals for their breakfasts. Very close to the underground station.”
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Soccer Stadium
“I still can't understand why. But it is as a matter of facts it is the most visited museum in town. It is also the highest soccer team world turn over. Over 500 M €!! It is not a team but a religion in this country!!”
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Art Museum
“A not to miss landmark is the Vertical Garden of Caixaforum, designed by Patric Blanc.”
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Market
“old market converted into a hub for restaurants, tapas bars, drinks, etc. night life with roof terrace open all year round and great views of Madrid.”
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Church
“(8 min walk) The cathedral of Madrid, Almudena Cathedral, was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993 when it was completed. Felipe VI of Spain was married to Queen Letizia in this church.   ”
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