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    What to see in Madrid

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    The first thing that comes to mind wondering what to see in Madrid are its famous museums: what other city can boast three of the most prestigious museums in the world? Concentrated in a single street, which has rightly been nicknamed the Paseo del Arte, the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornesmiza are the Madrid's top attractions.

    But the elegant Spanish capital is a unique mix of monumental majesty and bizarre: tourists on holiday in Madrid can visit a sumptuous royal palace as much as an authentic temple of ancient Egypt, shop in the elegant shops of famous brands on Gran Via or in the colorful neighborhood markets, stroll through elegant squares or admire a legendary stadium from above. Between visits, Madrid's parks offer an oasis of relaxation and rest.

    In a city that offers so much, immediately bet for the best: here are the 10 must-see attractions in Madrid.

    Museo del Prado

    The statue of Velazquez at the main entrance of the Prado @ Paolo Giocoso - Madrid Destino

    The tourist fame of Madrid is largely linked to Museo del Prado, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world, capable of attracting more than three million visitors a year to the Spanish capital.

    It is a gigantic museum that traces the history of Spanish and European painting from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, with a priceless collection that includes works by immortal artists such as Goya, Velázquez, Tiepolo, Titian, Dürer, Rubens, Rogier Van Der Weyden , El Greco and Bosch.

    Find out more about the Prado Museum

    Reina Sofía National Museum

    Guernica, Picasso's canvas
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