El Clásico Trips Guide to Madrid

You have your El Clásico package! What else will you do in Madrid?

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Madrid

  • Capital city of Spain and fourth most visited city in Europe

  • Language: Spanish is the official language

  • Currency: The Euro is used throughout Spain

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

  • Home of Real Madrid since it opened on December 14, 1947

  • Originally named “Nuevo Estadio Chamartín,” then it was renamed “Santiago Bernabéu” in 1955 in honor of club president Santiago Bernabéu

  • Capacity of 81,044

Museums

Madrid has several museums, but is most well known for the “Golden Triangle of Art,” which is made up of 3 important museums all located close to each other.

  • El Prado: One of the best museums in the world. Includes works by Velázquez, El Greco, Rembrandt, Rubens, Botticelli, and Caravaggio.

  • Reina Sofia: Madrid’s contemporary art museum including works by Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, and its most famous work - Picasso’s Guernica.

  • Thyssen-Bornemisza: Home to nearly 1,000 works of art ranging widely in style.

Parks and Landmarks

  • Parque del Buen Retiro (free): Covering 300-acres and with over 15,000 trees this park is full of beautiful gardens, lakes, cafes, and more.

  • Plaza Mayor (free): Designed 1619, Madrid’s main square located in the heart of the city.

  • Gran Vía (free): One of Madrid’s busiest and most popular streets.

Food

  • Try authentic Spanish food like tapas, churros, tortilla española, and tinto de verano (summer wine).

  • Look out for restaurants that have a Menu del Día, which is a 3 course meal usually priced between €10 - 15.

  • Explore the food markets where you can try small plates from lots of different vendors:

    • Mercado de San Miguel, Mercado de San Anton, Mercado de San Ildelfonso.


Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Gran Vía

Gran Vía

Churros con chocolate

Churros con chocolate

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor