If you want to make a lively getaway to an exciting city, Madrid is the place to go. The capital of Spain has many wonderful sights to offer – both old and new.
Do not miss the centrally located Tropical Garden in the Atocha train station, where trains from Germany arrive. There you will surely find over 4,000 square meters over 250 plant species and ponds full of turtles and tropical fish, a really impressive natural place in the middle of the metropolis Madrid.
The Plaza de Castilla, with its breathtakingly refined Puerta de Europa, will inspire you just as much. This consists of two sloping skyscrapers, which show each other the image of a gate to the city. In between is the Obelisco de la Caja, which, with its 120 meters of height, makes the overall picture of the square even more impressive and is one of most noteworthy Madrid’s landmarks.
Of course, Madrid can also score with typical Spanish cuisine: regional wine and tasty tapas are best enjoyed in the rustic Galician-decorated Taberna Maceiras. The food is always certainly fresh and the atmosphere is Spanish relaxed.
If you love something bigger, the San Miguel Market will surely entice you with its unique cast-iron architecture. There, you stroll leisurely past the many small stalls, taste the various offers and take on the southern flair. With a little luck, you will also be able to experience hip events and meet high society because the Mercado San Miguel is considered a VIP hotspot of Madrid par excellence.
Even as a culture lover, you can pursue your passion in Madrid. A variety of museums show art, the history of the city or famous celebrities as wax figures. A highlight is the Museo del Prado, where you can definitely admire world-renowned works of art. Among the most famous paintings are Albrecht Dürer’s Self-Portrait, several works by Francisco de Goya and Diego Velázquez.
Do not miss the rustic flair of Spain and explore Madrid on a short break.