Things to do in Madrid: points of interest

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain and a large cosmopolitan city. Madrid makes tourists feel at home and also like a stranger in equal measure. Here  you’ll definitely provide anyone with a sense of the greatness and individuality of the Spanish capital. Madrid is the the official residence of the King of Spain, some of Europe's best known museums and galleries, vast parks, majestic palaces, football clubs known the world over and the oldest restaurant anywhere. There is always something going on, and the people are awesome. Madrid is a great place to wander down side streets. Madrid Spain simply is one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in Europe.

Madrid spreads over the hills and lowlands of the Manzanares River and has the highest elevation of all European capitals. Its location puts it virtually in the geographic centre of the country. Madrid is an excellent location for a short city break or weekend trip, with several low-cost airlines connecting the city to other European locations and even there are cheap flights from Madrid to London

Madrid's streets make for a walking paradise. Imagine the allure of the Spain Square featuring statues of Cervantes, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, or the Park de la Montana, with its spectacular panorama of the Royal Palace. And the Royal Palace itself, featuring magnificent gardens of the Campo del Moro which then opens up to Oriente Square, the main cathedral and the Opera House. Not to be missed, the historic Calle Mayor boasts the remarkable Madrid de las Austrias architectural ensemble, which includes the City Hall building. From there many head to Plaza Mayor, which used to feature bull fights but now souvenir and coffee shops abound. To plunge headlong into the rush of the city, head to Central Square of Puerta del Sol, which serves as a starting point for measuring distances in Spain. The Square is decorated with a

touching symbol of the city, a bronze statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree. From there, Alcala Street leads to Cibeles Square, where fans of Real Madrid usually celebrate victories by their club. Finally, walk through the Puerta de Alcala arch, where the immense and magnificent Parque del Buen Retire will astound.
Be sure it is very easy to catch a taxi Madrid and it takes you straight to your the hotel.