Top Activities To Do In Madrid Mar 15, 2016 by Sarah (Awesome Escape Blogger)
Museo Nacional del Prado
The Museo Nacional del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum located right in the heart of central Madrid. 2.3 million people visit the gallery every year to enjoy one of the world’s finest collections of European art, dating back as early as the 12th century. The collection holds approximately 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints, and 8,200 drawings, and 1,300 are on display at any given time. You’ll want to linger for hours, absorbing the opulent paintings lining the halls of the 18th century palace.
The Plaza Mayor is a central plaza in Madrid. It’s been the center of a lot of different events over Madrid’s long history. From markets to bullfights, football games to public executions, Madrid has gathered in the Plaza Mayor. Today, the Plaza is home to a bunch of shops and cafes, both old and new, and it’s quickly become one of Madrid’s largest tourist attractions. Sip coffee or tea and watch the throngs of tourists and residents admiring the statues, lamps, and colonnades. Relax in the Spanish sun under an umbrella and enjoy a siesta in Madrid.