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Things To Do in Madrid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Updated on June 29, 2013

Things To Do in Madrid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Madrid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Madrid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

The city of Madrid, Spain has an estimated population of about 3,255,944 residents (according to the 2010 Spain Census). This makes it the most populated city in Spain. Madrid offers a variety of attractions and activities to both tourists and locals alike. Here are the top 5 things to do in Madrid, Spain:

1. Sorolla Museum
Sorolla Museum houses a great collection of exhibits representing Spanish post-impressionist and early 20th century art. The museum used to be the house and art studio of famous Valencian artist Joaquin Sorolla. The museum has been furnished with original furniture from the earlier times. It presents a very clear and interesting picture of the life of the past times. They also provide an audio guide that makes the information even clearer and more appealing.

2. Parque del Retiro
Parque del Retiro or Retiro Park is a beautiful park surrounding a lake. The park provides very peaceful atmosphere and you can enjoy spending some quality time along with family members. The paths are very suitable for walking, running or cycling. It is very enjoyable even to just sit at a shady area and watch the people around who are engaged in various activities. The lake also offers paddle boating. The greenery all around the park creates a very pleasant view.

3. Edificio de Correos
The architectural beauty of Edificio de Correos is exceptional. The building has been designed with great care. The outside as well as the inside of the building is worth watching. The views from the top of the building are simply great. The staff is very helpful and the building has been maintained very nicely. Only a few people are allowed to the roof at a time to enable them to enjoy the beautiful views nicely despite that the space at the roof is limited. The building also houses a nice restaurant and a wonderful bar.

Things To Do in Madrid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Madrid, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

4. Prado Museum
Prado Museum is one of the museums having the largest art collection in the world. Each of the works of art displayed here presents apt information regarding the concerned artist and his works. The number of exhibits present at the museum is enough to satisfy any lover of art. The museum is also spacious enough to enable you to enjoy the exhibits nicely without feeling any rush because from other visitors. They also offer tours to help get a more thorough understanding of the art.

5. Royal Palace of Spain
Royal Palace of Spain is a must-see attraction for its historical significance as well as its architectural value. I would recommend devoting almost an entire day for the Royal Palace. The rooms are simply beautiful, both for architecture and furnishing. There is so much to see. You also will obtain valuable knowledge about one of the most important iconic landmarks in Madrid.

Enjoy Madrid!
Thank you for reading my top 5 list of things to do in Madrid, Spain. Please visit my profile below for more "Top 5 Things To Do" in other cities around the world. If there is anything that you think should be added to any of my top 5 lists, please comment and share your experiences and knowledge. Your opinions are highly welcomed. Thank you.

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      Johan Smulders 

      5 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Spain is on our wish list. Thanks for your comment and article and I will be following you.

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      5 years ago from Canada

      Spain looks beautiful - Great Hub!

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      Mary Gaines 

      5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      Glad I found you and now I am a follower! Thanks for sharing the beauty of Spain, always wanted to visit now I can at least read about it. Awesome job!

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      Sondra Rochelle 

      5 years ago from USA

      I have always wanted to go to Spain as I spent many of my early years studying its language and culture. I never got to go, but I love your article and the pix are just gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Diana L Pierce 

      5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Interesting stuff, I had a friend who lived in Spain a few years. Her husband was a sailor. Voted up.

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      5 years ago from Planet Earth

      I have been no further from home than Canada and Mexico. I would love to travel overseas. Someday. When the kids are grown & the money comes home.

      Great Hub! I love the photographs.

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      5 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

      Really clear, easy and quick to assimilate. Phew. I would follow this recommendation on my first visit. :)

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      5 years ago

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      Get your own photo-sculpture made at ThreeDee-You:

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      Angela Joseph 

      5 years ago from Florida

      I only had a one-hour stopover in Spain on my recent trip to Italy. I hope to visit it one of these days and see all those beautiful places you mentioned. Voted up and useful! Thanks for following my hub.

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      Tonette Fornillos 

      5 years ago from The City of Generals

      So this is Madrid, Spain. I wonder what is something about Spain that no matter how they seemed similar to other wonderful places, it brings a special touch to my heart. The Royal Palace must be fabulous for you to recommend devoting almost an entire day! It's a challenge then to learn if Madrid would be of any difference to the other most populous cities. Another thank you, Tony.:=)

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      5 years ago

      I've heard Spain is quite beautiful. If travel has always been one of my dreams. Maybe someday, but for now I can enjoy other countries and cultures here in pics and information shared through fellow hubbers who have traveled and seen the world. : ) Thanks for the share! Voted it up, of course!!

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      Ziyena Brazos 

      5 years ago from Somewhere in Time ...

      Very nice article ... when I lived in Italy, I have the chance to visit Spain. Road a Harley through the South of France, and eventually ended up in Costa Brava ... lloret del mar. Beautiful!

      Voted up

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      5 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      I spent a little time in Barcelona. I want to go back to Spain and hope to do so in the next couple of years. I will read and save your Hubs. You've inspired me to get busy with my Hubs again. Have a great day.

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      Susan Sisk 

      5 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Great information. Very useful for anyone planning trip.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      Lovely city and would love to visit it some day. It has always been such a beautiful place to read about, and your article proves it.

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      5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Great hub. I never had the opportunity to do much traveling in my lifetime and always envied those who could. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Enjoyed reading your hub and seeing the photos. We loved the gardens, too. Getting out of the city was something else! We followed the map (so we thought) and an hour later arrived back where we had started! Still enjoyed the city.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I would love to visit Madrid. I love the architecture and the museum sound wonderful Your descriptions sound great also. Excellent hub.

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      Marian L 

      5 years ago from UK

      I'm heading to Madrid in a couple of weeks so I will have to take note of this top 5!

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      Tony A. 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      You're very welcome, the Prado museum is definitely a sight to see! Happy Travels!

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      Tony A. 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you!

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      John R Wilsdon 

      5 years ago from Superior, Arizona

      Someday, I would like to visit Spain. The art at the Prado sounds so inviting. A museum full of the masters has to be emotional. The Royal Palace with its history of Spanish royalty would be a thrill. Thanks for a clear list of what to see in Madrid. Liked the videos!

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      Carly Sullens 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      I went to Madrid, Spain last year. I can't wait to go back! It was amazing. I visited Parque del Retiro just by chance and I have to say it was my favorite place in Madrid, besides all the shopping and delicious restaurants. Voted up.

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      Angel Caleb Santos 

      5 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Great hub. Very informative. My Aunt is from Madrid, Spain and she talks about her homeland a lot. The pictures are fantastic. Voted up!

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      Matt Doran 

      5 years ago from Manchester, UK

      Nice Hub, worldinquirer. I've been meaning to go to Madrid for years now. When I finally arrange it I'll be sure to come back to this hub for ideas on what to do. Keep up the good work and check out my hubs.


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