City Breaks in Madrid: Top Holiday Lettings
Top Must-Sees During Your Madrid City Break
Museum Triangle is one of Madrid's primary highlights. Museum Triangle consists of a triumvirate of renowned art galleries. Also the capital of Spanish football, Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu stadium is a notable attraction.
1. Prado Museum
One of the Museum Triangle galleries, the Museo del Prado displays a colossal collection of European art. The museum's galleries radiate with thousands of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints. It exhibits Spanish, Flemish, German, and Italian art by the likes of Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, and Dürer.
2. El Retiro Park
Full of varied gardens and monuments, this expansive 125 hectare park in Madrid has a lake that provides rowing boats for hire. The Glass Palace in El Retiro Park puts on exhibitions as well. With roses abloom during May and June, the Rose Garden is another of Retiro's highlights for a city break to Madrid.
3. Reina Sofía National Museum
The Reina Sofía is a Museum Triangle gallery that displays contemporary art. Most notable for its Picasso paintings, the museum houses Picasso's incomparable Guernica. Note that the Reina Sofia also exhibits at the Glass Palace in El Retiro.
4. Santiago Bernabéu
The Bernabéu is the 81,000-seat stadium of the Real Madrid football club. Check out the Real Madrid club museum crammed with trophies and detailed histories of the club's teams. Or take a self-guided tour of the Santiago Bernabéu, which includes the pitch, dressing rooms, presidential box, benches, and stadium tunnels.