There are some of the places you should not miss on your second visit to Madrid.
If this is not the first time you visit Madrid, you probably already know the most visited and important places in the city, but we assure you that you still have a lot of things more to see.
Discover the Unique Architecture
When you make your second visit to Madrid, it is time to discover all the artistic and monumental treasures such as the Royal Basilica of San Francisco El Grande, near to the neighborhood of La Latina. Or the “Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes”, the only one temple in Madrid with an ellipsoidal plant and one of the best kept secrets in the city.
Surprisingly you can visit an Egyptian Temple in Madrid. A donation from the Egyptian state to the city located next to Plaza de España. You can also visit the hermitage of San Antonio de la Florida, consider the Sistine Chapel of Madrid or the Crypt of Almudena Cathedral, and if you could not see it on your first visit to Madrid, we recommend you to watch the changing of the Guard at the Palace. This is the ceremony where the King’s Guard hands over responsability for protecting the palace to the new guard.
Underrated and Lesser-Known Museums
If you already know the most emblematic museums in Madrid, then you will be happy to know that there are more interesting museums, cultural centers and temporary exhibitions, which will make your second visit to Madrid an stimulating experience.
Nearby to our office there’s a mansion where the painter of Mediterranean Light lived, which has become into the Sorolla Museum. We can also highlight the Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, the Museum of America, the Museum of Illusions, the Museum of History of Madrid or the Museum of Romanticism, among others. In the post Museums in Madrid, we talk in detail about these and other lesser-known museums in Madrid.
Discover Outdoor Spaces
Madrid offers many other natural spaces where you can enjoy the outdoors, for example Retiro Park. Inside the park, you have the Crystal Palace, inspired by the one from “Hyde Park” in London. Nearby you have the Parish of San Jerónimo el Real, where Felipe de Habsburgo was sworn as heir.
We can also mention “Parque de Madrid Río”, a huge recreational and cultural park parallel to the banks of the Manzanares River and next to Parque del Oeste and Casa de Campo, where you can enjoy the heights by going up on the Madrid Cable Car.
Other places worth to mention are the Juan Carlos I Park. An urban park with a lake, a skating area and modern sculptures. “El Capricho Park”, one of the green spaces that make up the artistic-natural heritage, and finally the Quinta de los Molinos Park, which divides its space into a north zone with a romantic landscape style and a south zone with an agricultural character.
Food Markets in Madrid
An interesting option to eat and discover new flavors in a relaxed atmosphere are the gastronomic markets.
Among them, we can highlight the Mercado de San Antón divided into three floors; one of traditional stalls, another where national and international dishes are cooked at the moment and, the last, a restaurant where they cook whatever you have chosen in the market, as well with a terrace with views of the alleys of Madrid. Also we cannot miss the Mercado de San Idelfonso that has beautiful interior courtyard and is committed to street food near to the Mercado Barceló, where you will find innovative and appetizing proposals.
For Football and Bullfighting Lovers
Enjoy a visit to the Real Madrid Stadium and Atlético de Madrid soccer teams; the Santiago Bernabéu and the Wanda Metropolitano, respectively. Both stadiums offer a tour of their brand new facilities.
And if yours is the bullfighting tradition, do not miss a visit to the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas. The center of the Madrid bullfighting world and a point of great historical interest. Here you can also take a tour to discover its most special corners and the Bullfighting Museum.
Other things to see in Madrid
If you want to stay in Madrid
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