See & Do

Plaza de la Puerta del Sol

Located in the center of Madrid, the Puerta del Sol is the hub of the city's transportation system.

Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, 28013 Madrid, Spain

See & Do

Gran Via

You will no doubt want to take a promenade up the Gran Via, built to show off Madrid as a cosmopolitan destination.

Calle Gran Via, 28013 Madrid, Spain

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Plaza Mayor

The Plaza Mayor used to be the center of Madrid. Today, you'll find shops selling traditional Spanish arts and crafts, jewelry, hand-painted silks, glass and leather purses.

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain

See & Do

Parque del Buen Retiro

The 350-acre park is an absolute oasis. It has tree-lined paths, promenades and all sorts of activities.

Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid, Spain

See & Do

Museo del Prado

The art on exhibit at the Prado represents the giants of the Spanish School of Arts and ranges from the 12th to the 19th century.

Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, Madrid 28014, Spain

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Corpus Christi Convent

The Corpus Christi Convent is one of several convents throughout Spain where the nuns bake and sell wonderful cookies and cakes.

Plaza del Conde de Miranda 3, Madrid, Spain

Sleep

Hesperia Madrid

Sleek and Zen-like in its decor, the Hesperia is located in Madrid's business district, which is quite a hike from the tourist center.

Paseo de la Castellana 57, 28046 Madrid, Spain

Eat

La Barraca

La Barraca is just charming, and is said to serve some of the best paella in Madrid.

Calle de la Reina 29, 28004 Madrid, Spain