Madrid is the capital of Spain and is located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, at 650 meters above sea level.

With a population of more than 3 million inhabitants, it is the largest city in the country and the third in the European Union. No wonder there are so many places to visit in Madrid – including numerous Madrid landmarks.

Madrid has a wide cultural offering for visitors with all types of interests.

From the monumental zone of in the surroundings of the Plaza Mayor, passing by the Royal Palace, Moncloa, Plaza of Spain, Street Gran Vía, House of America, Puerta de Alcala, Fountain of the Cibeles, Fountain of Neptune, Museum of the Prado, park of the Retiro  to Torre Europa, Country house, amusement park, Zoo, Juan Carlos I Park, El Pardo… these are all definitely sites of great interest, that you should visit if you decide to come to Madrid.

Madrid Landmarks worth visiting

Royal Palace

Located on Calle Bailen S/N. It was inaugurated by King Charles III. Neoclassical style, it is considered one of the best palaces in Europe. It has excellent rooms among which stand out, the Gardens of Sabatini, annexes, Campo del Moro and the Throne room.

Fuente de la Cibeles

Located on the Paseo de Recoletos and Calle de Alcala, la Fuente de la Cibeles is an emblematic site in Madrid, a place for celebrations of the Real Madrid football team. Project carried out by Ventura Rodríguez by order of King Charles III.

Puerta de Alcala

Emblematic landmark of the city of Madrid, is the Puerta de Alcala. It is located in the Plaza de la Independencia, at the confluence of Calle Alcala and Calle Alfonso XII. It was built by Sabatini in the year 1778, by order of Charles III.

Prado Museum

The Prado Museum, located in Paseo del Prado, is a former neo-classical palace designed by Juan de Villanueva. Its construction was finished during the reign of Ferdinand VII. A sample of the Flemish school are El Greco, Tiziano and Murillo.

Neptune Fountain

Neptune Fountain is located in the Canóvas square of the castle. The source was made by Juan Pascual de Mena by order of Charles III in the year 1780. In this fountain we celebrate the triumphs of the Atlético de Madrid football team.

Arc de la Victoria

In the Plaza de Moncloa we find the Arc de la Victoria. This one rises on a platform of 130 by 42 meters and a height of 39 meters. Dedicated to arms and letters, is the work of the architects Modesto Lopez de Otero and Pascual Bravo.

Check out this post on unique things to do in Madrid on a Sunday.


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