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Royal Palace Of Madrid
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El Escorial Madrid
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Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso
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Royal Palace of La Almudaina
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A center of sports, art and culture that has centuries of history, Madrid carries a legacy like none other. From Renaissance specimens to Baroque influences to contemporary splendor, Madrid is that European city you wouldn’t want to miss. Royal palaces, exquisite museums, and colossal stadiums dot the streets of Madrid offering many landmarks for a curious traveler to explore.
Visiting landmarks in Madrid is economical and there’s plenty to choose from. Here’s a breakdown of price points for tickets to help you make an informed decision: 
Royal Palace of La Almudaina:  €7 onwards
Royal Palace of San Ildefonso: €9 onwards
Royal Palace of Aranjuez: €9 onwards 
San Lorenzo of El Escorial: €12 onwards 
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: €13 onwards 
Royal Palace of Madrid: €15 onwards 
Liria Palace:  €15 onwards 
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium: €15 onwards 
Prado Museum: €35 onwards
If you’re looking to explore Madrid landmarks on a budget, the cheapest options available are: Royal Palace of La Almudaina, Royal Palace of San Ildefonso, and Royal Palace of Aranjuez to name a few. 
Children between the ages of 4 to 15 years of age enjoy a concession on their tickets as well as infants below the age of 3 enjoy free admission to most landmarks in Madrid. Additionally, attractions such as the Royal Palace of Madrid,  San Lorenzo of El Escorial, Royal Palace of San Ildefonso, Royal Palace of Aranjuez to name a few also offer discounted prices on tickets for senior citizens over the age of 65 as well as differently abled individuals along with 1 companion can enter for free. 
With guided tours, you not only get to explore the sites in Madrid under an expert’s umbrella but also get to enjoy priority access. Ensure you get the most out of your stay in Madrid with guided tours to prominent landmarks. Choose from a variety of tours including  skipping the line and learning more about the numerous tapestries, frescoes and the baroque architecture behind the Madrid Palace with your Royal Palace of Madrid guided tour with priority access. If you’re an architecture and history buff, you can also divulge in knowledge surrounding the constructions of the Spanish Golden Era with a local expert and learn about the nitty gritty of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial with your Guided Tour of Royal Monastery of El Escorial
Enjoy a unique version of the city at night. From private night tours that allow you to explore the city at your own pace to food and beverage tours to indulge in a stunning walking tour of the enchanting Madrid localities, there’s a night tour for everyone. Night tours not only allow you to enjoy the city at a unique time but also allow you to bask in the serene atmosphere, after the peak hour rush has dissolved. 
Yes, there are a number of combo tickets you can purchase whilst in Madrid that not only save you time and the hassle of queues but also allows you to save big on cost. Combo ticket Royal Palace of Madrid with Prado Museum tickets, Madrid’s Royal Palace and El Retiro Park Guided Tour tickets are some combo tickets to explore. 
For those with an adventurous streak, there’s several walking tours in Madrid accessible with its landmark tickets. Explore the sights of the capital of Spain with interesting walking tours across the AM and PM. If you’re a morning person, explore the city on foot before heading to the Prado Museum, or walk under the stars and get a glimpse of the enchanting Madrid landmarks under the moonlight. This and much more with your walking tours in the beautiful city. 
While standard entry tickets have strict cancelation policies, guided tour tickets have a relaxed cancelation policy allowing you to cancel or reschedule your visit 24 hours prior to the designated date. 
The most famous landmarks in Madrid are: 
  • Royal Palace of Madrid: The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Royal family. It is known for its vast collection of art, historical significance, and architectural grandeur.
  • Santiago Bernabeu Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is home to the football club, Real Madrid, and has a seating capacity of 81,044. On a Santiago Bernabeu Stadium tour, enjoy a panoramic view of the stadium from the top, visit the trophy room, and the museum.
  • Plaza Mayor: Plaza Mayor is right in the center of the city, with shops around it and an amazing church, Templo de Debod (Temple of Debod). The square was designed to show off its beauty using many European architectural styles including French, Spanish baroque, and Italianate features. 
  • Prado Museum: Prado Museum Madrid houses Prado's collection of Spanish art and is one of the topmost important collections in Europe. It is also home to masterpieces by some of history's greatest painters including Goya, Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Raphael, and Velázquez.
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum consists of a series of rooms within a group of 18th century Neoclassical buildings which used to belong to a palace belonging to Pedro Fernández Durán y Ribera, Duke of Villafranca del Bierzo. 
House of the Lujanes is the oldest known landmark in Madrid. It was built in the year 1494 and looks like that time stood still. The tower displays medieval Gothic and Arabic-inspired architectural designs and is easily distinguishable from its neighbors. Today, it is home to the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in Madrid.
The Museo Reina Sofía is the most visited landmark in Madrid, clocking up 1.25 million visitors in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The Reina Sofía Museum mainly contains pieces from the first half of the twentieth century. It was originally built to house the former private collection of Queen Sophia who died in 1925.
Landmarks that you must visit in Madrid are:
The most underrated landmarks in Madrid that are worth a visit are: 
  • Buen Retiro Park and the Crystal Palace: Buen Retiro Park is one of the largest parks in Madrid, Spain. Buen Retiro means "good retreat" because it was initially used as a retreat by royalty. The park is also well-known for the Crystal Palace, which attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors during its opening in 1887. 
  • Capricho Park: Capricho Park Madrid has an area of more than twelve hectares and it is divided into three sections: South Garden, Central Garden, and North Garden. In each garden, there are old statues from around the world that have been collected over time from various places such as Italy or China to create unique scenery. 
  • Museo de America: Museo de America houses an incredibly vast collection of famous paintings from well-known artists all throughout world history. This enormous collection consists of pieces by well-known artists such as Diego Velasquez, Francis Bacon, Hieronymus Bosch, Antoni Tàpies, Sandro Botticelli, and Pablo Picasso.
  • Casa de la Moneda Museum: Casa de la Moneda Museum Madrid is a museum where coins are made. It was built in the 16th century as a mint for printing money and now is well known for its feature in the famous Spanish series, Money Heist. 
Some of the days on which most landmarks in Madrid offer free access are: 
  • April 18, International Day For Monuments and Sites
  • May 18, International Museum Day 
  • 12th October, Spanish National Holiday and Hispanic Day 
  • 6th December, Spanish Constitution Day
The best free to visit landmarks in Madrid are: 
  • Gran Via
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Parque Madrid Río
  • Palacio De Cristal
  • Templo de Debod
Most landmarks in Madrid offer skip-the-line tickets to help you save time by not waiting in the long lines at the ticket booths and heading straight into the landmark. You can upgrade it with a guided tour or an audio guide to learn more about the landmark. You can enjoy skip-the-line access or timed entry with Madrid Prado Museum tickets, Royal Palace Of Madrid tickets, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium tours, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum tickets, Liria Palace tickets, El Escorial Madrid tickets, Royal Palace Of Aranjuez tickets, Royal Palace of La Granja of San Ildefonso tickets, and Royal Palace of La Almudaina.
The Madrid City Pass includes free admission and an audio guide to Prado Museum and Royal Palace. It also gives free access to hop-on-hop-off tours in Madrid, a 3-day public transport card, transfer by private taxi from Madrid Airport to your hotel, and offers discounts on various other attractions, museums, tours, and shows in the city.
Since the Royal Palace of Madrid is the most popular landmark in the city, we'll outline all the famous attractions around it:
Under 3 km:
  • Catedral de la Almudena (300 m)
  • Plaza Mayor (850 m)
  • Madrid Río Park (1.7 km)
  • Plaza de España (1.5 km)
  • Liria Palace (2.2 km)
  • Reina Sofia Museum (2.3 km)
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (2.3 km)
Under 5 km:
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes (3.2 km)
  • Museo Nacional del Prado (4.8 km)
  • Parque de Attraciones (5 km)
  • Wax Museum Madrid (5.3 km)
Southern Madrid has the highest number of landmarks including Plaza de España, Royal Palace of Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, Palacio de Cristal, Puerta de Alcalá, Royal Basilica of Saint Francis the Great, and the famous Ibiza neighborhood which is famous for fashionable boutiques, authentic Spanish restaurants, taverns, and more.
There are three ways to make the most of your time and cover the major attractions at a minimal cost. 
  • Buy Madrid City Pass: If you are staying in the city for longer and want to explore the major attractions in a few days, the buy the city pass offers free entries, hop-on-hop-of bus tours, and discounts on various landmarks, museums, tours, and shows. 
  • Combo tickets: If you are within a tight budget and time, buying combo tickets will allow you entry to closely located landmarks while saving you a few euros. 
  • Walking tours: Take a walking tour around the attractions that are closely located to learn more about them from a local expert guide. You can also upgrade your walking tours in Madrid with entrance tickets to some of the attractions. 

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