Attractions and Places to Visit in Madrid
Madrid’s main tourist artery runs the famous Metrópolis building to the Plaza de España. From sprawling museums to traditional restaurants and bars, every corner you turn uncovers a spot that draws in tourists and locals alike. Shops, bars and even a casino line this wide street that stretches for more than a kilometre.
If you start walking at the Metrópolis building, with its stunning dome crowned by a bronze statue, the next landmark you’ll come to is at Gran Vía 1, the address for Grassy jewellers since 1952. A bit further on, the Hotel de las Letras deserves a peek inside before you’re wowed by the window display at the Loewe shop or stop to have a drink in the legendary Museo Chicote, which, despite its name, isn’t a museum at all, though there is some art on the walls in the form of photos of celebrities who have passed through the swinging doors.
Exploring the area known as Madrid’s Art Triangle is compulsory for any visitor to the city. The Museo del Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza are the three vertices that make up this triangle that is right on the Paseo del Prado, but they’re not the only places where you can see art in the area: Madrid’s CaixaForum and its vertical garden are also great places to contemplate beauty.
National Heritage, as a public body responsible for the assets owned by the State which come from the legacy of the Spanish Crown in the Law 23/1982, of June 16, National Heritage, has as main purpose the fundamental support to the Head of state to the high representation..