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Palace
“The Royal Palace of Madrid (Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish royal family at the city of Madrid, although now only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 135,000 square metres (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms.[1][2] It is the largest functioning royal palace and the largest by floor area in Europe.[3]”
314 locals recommend
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!! ”
311 locals recommend
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.   ”
97 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Romantic Spain in its prime. The Palace of the leader of the Carlistas movement. Ladies are going to love it, a 10 minute walk from the flat. ”
38 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Teatro Micro ! Minutos de risas con amigos y cerveza/copas 100% recomendable Only in Spanish ”
40 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A wonderful Neoclassic museum, an unknown jewel including an incredible but small painting collection. It is the museum of the Royal Academy of Arts. It is located a twenty minute walk from the Opera flat and Royal Palace. ”
11 locals recommend
Museum
“One of those places must if you want to keep abreast of developments in the sector. Exhibitions, meetings, activities and a shop dedicated to lovers of mobile telephony and new technologies are some of the proposals can be found in the building.”
9 locals recommend
Bookshop
“You just have to visit it. Special, trendy, cool, iconic and rare books. Good selection for children also.”
7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Casa Mira is a super traditional bakery located near the Puerta del Sol. The shop, despite selling other confectionery products, is famous for the elaboration and sale of handmade nougat.”
4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“No solo una galería dedicada a la ilustración, también puedes encontrar un souvenir especial que llevarte, y siempre con mucho arte underground! No te lo pierdas. A great art gallery dedicated to illustration and where you can have a beer or a cake and buy something special and very arty! Don't miss it.”
1 local recommends
Museum
“La catedral de la Almudena, al lado del Palacio Real de Madrid, son los dos lugares eclesiásticos más importantes de la capital. ”
2 locals recommend
Museum
1 local recommends
Museum
1 local recommends
Museum
“Junto a la madrileña Puerta del Sol pasa desapercibido un pequeño museo dedicado a un entrañable personaje que nos hace volver a ser niños: La casa del Ratón Pérez. Asentado en un edificio que antaño fue una antigua pastelería, este coqueto museo de dos plantas conserva los dientes de leche de ilustres personajes como Beethoven y Newton. También llama la atención una maqueta de la caja de galletas donde vivía el ratoncito Pérez, el personaje creado por Luis Coloma para el rey niño Alfonso XIII. En su tienda, podemos adquirir la edición facsímil del cuento original escrito a finales del siglo XIX. ”
2 locals recommend