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 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 the neighborhood of La Latina.

Or the “Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes,” the only 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, also the Crypt of Almudena Cathedral.
If you could not see it on your first visit to Madrid, we recommend you watch the changing of the Guard at the Palace.

This is the ceremony where the King’s Guard hands over responsibility for protecting the palace to the new guard.

Iglesia de los alemanes, Madrid

Church of San Antonio de los Alemanes

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 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 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 mentioning are 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, 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.

Vistas de la Catedral de la Almudena, MadridViews of the Almudena Cathedral from the Manzanares River


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, lastly, a restaurant where they cook whatever you have chosen in the market, as well as a terrace with views of the alleys of Madrid.

Also, we cannot miss the Mercado de San Idelfonso which has a beautiful interior courtyard and is committed to street food near the Mercado Barceló, where you will find innovative and appetizing proposals.

For Football Lovers 

Enjoy a visit to the Real Madrid Stadium and Atlético de Madrid soccer teams, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and the Wanda Metropolitano, respectively. Both stadiums offer a tour of their brand new facilities.

if you are a bullfighting supporter 

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

These are just some of the many other things you can see if it is not your first visit to Madrid. We also recommend this plan to visit Madrid in 1 day or the 10 most visited places in Madrid.

If you want to stay in Madrid

In this area, we have apartments for months in the Centroapartments for months in Retiro and, as a quieter and less touristic area you can consider apartments for months in Salamanca.

For short stay we have apartments for days next to Calle Serrano and Paseo de la Castellana.

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