Main monuments of Madrid

Royal Monastery of La Encarnación

  +34 914 54 88 00

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It was founded in 1611 by the queen Margarita, wife of Felipe III as a convent of cloistered nuns. The convent preserves important pictorial and sculptural collections from the 17th and 18th centuries. Inside you can find famous relic of San Pantaleón. ...

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Parque del Retiro

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This green oasis in Madrid downtown has 125 hectares and is home to over 15,000 trees and species. From a botanical point of view, the park includes very important gardens in different styles. Among its architectural, historical, and popular elements are ...

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Basilica de San Francisco el Grande

  +34 913 65 38 00

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This monumental church replaced the medieval Franciscan monastery on 1768. Inside, you will find collections of paintings from the 17th to the 19th century, paintings by Zurbarán and Goya and its enormous dome. ...

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Church and Convent of the Benedictine Nuns of San Placido

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This church was finished on it in 1535 and it is a splendid building, representing the transition from the Gothic style to the Renaissance style. Built as a chapel belonging to the church of San Andrés, to which it was originally joined, inside it has a ...

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Las Descalzas Reales Monastery

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Built between 1559 and 1564 for the Monasterio de las Clarisas, it occupies the ancient palace of Carlos I and Isabel of Portugal. In 1535. It has a Plateresque façade and the magnificent Renaissance stairway are the most interesting elements along with ...

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San Fermín de los Navarros Church

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This church was built between 1886 and 1890, there was another church built in 1746, but due to the construction of the Central National Bank the Royal Congregation of San Fermín de los Navarros moved to a land located on the Swan promenade (currently kn ...

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Santa Barbara Church

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In 1748, Barbara of Portugal, Queen of Spain, established the Salesas Reales Convent as an only girls school for noble families and a retirement home. In 1870, the convent became the Palace of Justice, while the church remained opened. In 1891, it was des ...

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San Antonio de los Alemanes Church

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Philip III founded this Church at the beginning of the 17th Century. Dedicated since its origins to San Antonio de Padua, the existing building was built in 1624 and it is a unique church in Madrid due to its ellipsoidal layout, and for having been painte ...

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Plaza de la Villa

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Plaza de la Villa is one of Madrid’s best-preserved historical monuments. It was one of the main medieval centres of Madrid, since three streets start there, corresponding to the original city design: Codo, Cordón and Madrid. A nice outdoor area to wal ...

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San Marcos Church

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It was consecrated on 22nd April 1753 and in 1836 became an independent parish. The exterior does not match the richness of the inside, where a large organ made from walnut and many decorative details. ...

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Nuestra Señora de Montserrat Church

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The church of Montserrat was founded by Spanish Benedictine monks who had been expelled from the monastery of Montserrat in Barcelona in 1640. The construction work were stopped 1720 and was never completed. After the Mendizábal disentailment of 1836, th ...

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Plaza de España

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The Plaza has a fountain with a pond, and seasonally landscaped and wooded areas where you can find the Cervantes Monument, one of the most popular tourist spots. The Monument was made by Rafael Martínez Zapatero and Lorenzo Cullaut Valera and was inaugu ...

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Plaza Mayor

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When Philip II's court moved to Madrid on the 15th century, the Plaza Mayor was built on the site of the former Plaza del Arrabal. In 1617, they changed the shape to a greater uniformity amongst the buildings in this location, which for centuries had host ...

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Las Calatravas Church

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The church originally belonged to a convent built in 1623, when the nuns of the military order of Calatrava moved to Madrid from Almonazid de Zorita, in Guadalajara. The convent was demolished in 1868, during the Glorious Revolution, only the church remai ...

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Pantheon of Illustrious Men

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The funerary monuments of public figures from the 19th century are in the pantheon of Neo- Byzantine style located in the cloister of the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Atocha of Madrid. Some of the illustrious men monuments you can find are Cánovas ...

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Cuartel del Conde Duque

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With a breath taken pink facade, the building that houses the cultural center was once an important barracks created at the end of 1717 at the request of Felipe V, first King of the House of Bourbon. Completed in 1730, the then Royal Corps guard’s barra ...

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Gran Vía

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Gran Vía area, is one of the city’s main arteries and one of its most iconic avenues. Its construction, between 1910 and 1931, marked the beginning of a new image for Madrid, with the appearance of the country's first skyscrapers and the adoption of mo ...

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Platform Zero

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Travel in the time knowing the old Chamberí Station and the Motores de Pacífico building that make up Platform Zero. You can stroll down the station, from the ticket offices to the platform, and discover a 1919 station with its original pieces: ceramic ...

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San Pedro el Viejo Church and Tower

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Considered as one of Madrid’s oldest churches, the construction is listed in the Code of Laws from 1202, and declared as Cultural Interest in 1979. The left nave apse accommodates a chapel founded by Francisco Luján in the 16th century, where Luján ...

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San Ginés Church

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It is one of the unique neo-Plateresque churches in Madrid and one of the oldest in Madrid, built in 1645 on the remains of a Mozarab hermitage. The church of San Ginés has a rich artistic heritage and a long buildings and reconstructions history. ...

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Oratory of Caballero de Gracia

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The Oratory of Caballero de Gracia is one of the best hidden neoclassical temple in Madrid. We have to point put the sculptures of the Virgen del Socorro, signed by Francisco Elías in 1825, and of Cristo de la Agonía, which, according to studies, was ma ...

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Cuesta de Moyano Book Market

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This permanent fair next to the Botanic Gardens, opens every day of the week. It was first organized in 1925 with a line of wooden stalls that were replaced over the years by other more comfortable ones, although similar in appearance to the originals. It ...

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San Jerónimo el Real Church

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"Los Jerónimos", as it was popularly known, of the convent, only the church, behind the Prado Museum, and a cloister remain today. Because of its external appearance the cloister is known popularly as the "Moneo Cube" and it belongs to the Prado Museum. ...

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Trinitarias Descalzas Convent

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The building as we know it was built around 1673 and it is one of the most famous churches of Madrid due to that fact that it was here where Cervantes is supposed to be buried, although the exact place is unknown. It is a modest church with a Latin cross ...

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Fountain of Neptune

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Together with Cybele, Neptune is one of the most beautiful and majestic fountains of Madrid. The authorship of the sculpture is not very clear, as the artist died before the completion of the piece. With the fountain of Apollo, or the Four Seasons, and th ...

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Plaza de Cibeles

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Cibeles Square, created in 1782 and situated in its current location since 1895, has ended up lending its name to one of the most emblematic squares of Madrid. It has also become a symbol of the capital. The Fountain depicts the Roman goddess of the same ...

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Puerta de Alcalá

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Erected in 1778 by Italian architect Francesco Sabatini, this triumphal gate was once the main entrance to the city and it was commissioned by King Charles III. It is situated next to El Retiro Park in the centre of Plaza de la Independencia, a junction f ...

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Las Ventas Bullring

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Built in 1931 It was constructed in a Neo-Mudéjar style with hand-painted tiles, it houses an important bullfighting museum which illustrates the history of Las Ventas; it also has a chapel devoted to the Virgen de Guadalupe and to the Virgen de la Palom ...

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Puerta del Sol

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It is one of the emblems of Madrid that concentrates several of the most representative elements of this city, such as the famous watch of the Casa de Correos and where locals celebrates new years eve. The plate of the Kilometer Zero is another attractio ...

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Almudena Cathedral

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The foundation stone was laid in 1883, but it was in 1885 when Pope Leo XIII granted a bull. In 1899, the Cuba's Marquisate passed away and Miguel Olabarría, Enrique Maria Repullés, and Juan Moya took over the project. The crypt was opened in 1911 but ...

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Temple of Debod

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This is an Egyptian temple dating back from the 2nd century BC, sent to Madrid as a gift. It was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government to save it from floods following the construction of the great Aswan Dam. Works on the temple began at the beginni ...

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Royal Palace

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It is the current residence of the kings, where has lived from Carlos III to Alfonso XIII. In the Royal Palace highlights the main staircases designed by Sabatini, the Throne Room, the Ballroom that Carlos III converted into the Guardroom, the Royal Pharm ...

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Palacio de Cibeles

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Cibeles Palace was built in 1909, it mixes different style, the Neo-Gothic, especially the work of Viollet-le-Duc; it also has some pieces designed by Gustave Eiffel and Otto Wagner. ...

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Paseo del Prado

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This monument has been declared Asset of Cultural Interest, and it is one of the loveliest boulevards in Madrid, perfect for a stroll. Some of the most touristic places of the city are located near to this Paseo, such as Cibeles Plaza, Apollo and Neptune ...

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