12 Hours in Madrid, Spain

by: Carmen Wellington

 

Madrid, Spain is the first place I have visited in Europe. Even if you are just stopping over or on a short layover, you can still see the beauty of Madrid. Here are the 5 things you can do and the must-see places in Madrid.

 

1. Palacio Real de Madrid

This is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family in Madrid. The current Royal Family is not there, however they have stunning displays open for visitors.

 

 

2. La Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena

This is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid. See also their museum, Museo de la Catedral de la Almudena y Subida a la Cupula.

 

 

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3. Plaza de la Independencia

This is a central and busy roundabout at the entrance to Retiro Park. It is at the intersection of Calle de Alcala, Calle de Alfonso XII, Calle de Serrano, Calle de Salustiano Olozaga, and Paseo de Mexico. However, in the center, you will see one of the important symbols of Madrid, Puerta de Alcala. It is beautiful and provides several photo-ops.

 

 

4. Plaza Murillo

You can relax, sit, watch people, and just enjoy the surrounding. Check out the Museo Nacional del Prado (left side) and the Real Jardin Botanico (right side).

 

 

5. Plaza Mayor

It is the central plaza in Madrid, located only a few blocks away from Puerta del Sol.

 


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Bonus!

Are you a Filipino? Hop on the Metro, and take a photo in front of this station.

 

 

What did you do in Madrid? Leave us a message in the comments below!

 

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Maria Carmen Wellington

Maria Carmen Wellington

Carmen grew up in Pili, Camarines Sur, Philippines. She went to Dubai to look for a job, but ended up working in Qatar as a Flight Attendant. She is the wife to Handel and Mom to Charles.
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