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Prado Museum

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Prado Museum

Prado Museum

One of the most famous art galleries in the world, boasting the finest collection of Spanish paintings by Goya, Velázquez and El Greco. Visitors should allow plenty of time to take in all of the rooms in both the neoclassical building designed by Juan de Villanueva and the modern extensions by Rafael Moneo, and explore this magnificent collection of European art from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

 

  Museo del Prado, Paseo del Prado, Madrid, España

  Banco de España / Atocha / Retiro (metro)

  +34 902 10 70 77

  Mon-Sat 10 am to 8 pm. Sun and holidays 10 am to 7 pm

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

A journey through the last seven centuries of European art, from the early 13th to the late 20th century. Dürer, Frans, Hals, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Kirchner are just some of the great masters on display in the Villahermosa Palace.

  Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Paseo del Prado, Madrid, España

  Banco de España (metro)

  +34 902 76 05 11

  Tue-Sun 10 am to 7 pm. Mon 12 noon to 4 pm

Reina Sofía Museum

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Reina Sofía Museum

Reina Sofía Museum

Picasso’s Guernica is the jewel in the crown of this museum specializing in contemporary art, where Spanish artist take pride of place. This is a chance to see works of art from the late 19th century to the present day (don’t miss the works by Dalí and Miró). The museum’s new wing was designed by Jean Nouvel.

  Museo Reina Sofía - Edificio Nouvel, Ronda de Atocha, Madrid, España

  Atocha / Atocha Renfe (metro / train)

  +34 91 774 10 00

  Mon-Sat 10 am to 9 pm. Sun 10 am to 7 pm. Tuesday closed

Plaza Mayor

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor

In 1617 Juan Gómez de Mora was commissioned by Philip III to renovate the medieval square of El Arrabal and adapt it to accommodate public spectacles. The result was one of the largest squares in Europe, a vast open area accessed through three arches, nine gateways and open-air passages. Subsequently damaged by fire, in 1790 the space was enclosed and refurbished by Juan de Villanueva. The equestrian statue of Philip III and the Casa de la Panadería or Baker’s Guild building are its most symbolic features.

  Plaza Mayor, Madrid, España

  Sol / Ópera (metro)

Plaza de la Villa

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Plaza de la Villa

Plaza de la Villa

This square is located in the area known as Habsburg Madrid and is home to buildings dating from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries: the Los Lujanes houses and tower (the oldest civic building in Madrid), the Casa de Cisneros building, and the Casa de la Villa or old City Hall.

  Plaza de la Villa, Madrid, España

  Sol / Ópera (metro)

Royal Palace

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Royal Palace

Royal Palace

Commissioned by King Philip V, this 18th century palace houses a magnificent art collection (including Goya, Velázquez and Caravaggio) as well as an impressive armoury. Changing of the Guard: at 12 noon of the first Wednesday of each month, visitors can watch the ceremonial changing of the guard (except in summer or during official events). Throughout the rest of the year, the changing of the guard takes place at 11 am every Wednesday at the Puerta del Príncipe entrance.

  Palacio Real de Madrid, Calle de Bailén, Madrid, España

  Ópera (metro)

  +34 91 454 88 00

  1 October to 31 March: Mon-Sun am to 6 pm

Puerta de Alcalá

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Puerta de Alcalá

Puerta de Alcalá

This neoclassical-style gate was built by Francisco Sabatini to commemorate King Charles III’s triumphal entrance into Madrid in 1778.

  Puerta de Alcalá, Plaza de la Independencia, Madrid, España

  Retiro (metro)

El Retiro Park

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - El Retiro Park

El Retiro Park

Created in the 17th century as the garden of the Palace of El Buen Retiro during the reign of Philip IV, is the most important historical-artistic park in the city, and one of the most beautiful green urban spaces in the world. Its most interesting features are the gardens of Cecilio Rodríguez, the monument of Alfonso XII, the pond, the Crystal Palace and the fountain of the Fallen Angel. A unique place for strolling, cycling, taking a boat trip, or watching a puppet show at the permanent theatre. Another interesting option is to visit the National Astronomical Observatory.

  Parque de El Retiro, Madrid, España

  Retiro / Príncipe de Vergara / Ibiza / Atocha (metro

  October to March: Mon-Sun 6 am to 10 pm.

Puerta del Sol

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Puerta del Sol

Puerta del Sol

It is the neuralgic point of Madrid. Probably there is no other place in the city that represents better the cultural mixing, and the image of an open and cosmopolitan place. There are many symbols that have been collected by this square throughout time: the Clock that bells each December 31st, the El Oso y el Madroño statue, the Cero Kilometer and the last survivor of many neon advertising that had light the buildings, Tío Pepe’s.

  Puerta del Sol, Madrid, España

  Sol (metro)

Literary Quartier

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Literary Quartier

Literary Quartier

After visiting the Art Walk, many may prefer to wander through the streets of the neighborhood Madrilenians refer to as Barrio de las Letras and take home a long sought-after antique book. Once the residence of the great writers of the Spanish Golden Age, the Literary Quarter, now almost entirely pedestrianized, is living a new era. Old and new businesses rub shoulders with each other, including second-hand bookshops, vintage furniture stores and even 21st century artisan craft workshops.

  Sevilla / Antón Martín (metro)

El Rastro

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - El Rastro

El Rastro

Dating back to the century and selling everything from furniture to antiques and books, El Rastro is Madrid’s most popular flea market. Stores in the area open every day.

  Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores, Madrid, España

  La Latina / Tirso de Molina / Puerta de Toledo (metro)

  Sun and holidays 9 am to 3 pm

Cibeles Fountain

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Cibeles Fountain

Cibeles Fountain

Along with those of Neptune and Apollo, this fountain has adorned the Paseo del Prado since the 18th century. It was designed by Ventura Rodríguez, although the lions were the work of Roberto Michel. This is the place where the Real Madrid football team celebrates its victories.

  Fuente de La Diosa Cibeles, Calle de Alcalá, Madrid, España

  Banco de España (metro)

Gran Vía

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Gran Vía

Gran Vía

This is the most famous street in Madrid. Designed in the 19th century and begun in 1910, this was the great urban project that modernized the city and linked the historic center to the new neighborhoods of Salamanca and Argüelles. Its most outstanding landmarks include the Metrópolis, Telefónica and Carrión buildings.

  Gran Vía, Madrid, España

  Banco de España / Gran Vía / Callao / Plaza de España (metro)

Las Ventas

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Las Ventas

Las Ventas

Opened in 1929, this bullring built in the neo-Mudéjar style holds over 23,000 people and is the work of the architects José Espeliú and Muñoz Monasterio. The best way to see it from close up is to take the Las Ventas Tour, an official guided visit around the whole site that offers a different view of the bullring. Las Ventas has a Bullfighting Museum Inside.

  Las Ventas, Calle de Alcalá, Madrid, España

  Ventas (metro)

Bernabéu Tour

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CAETS 2017 - Activities - Bernabéu Tour

Bernabéu Tour

The tour of the Real Madrid stadium includes access to the trophy room, the players’ tunnel, the dressing rooms, the president’s box, the press room and stroll around the edge of the pitch itself.

  Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Avenida de Concha Espina, Madrid, España

  Santiago Bernabéu (metro)

  +34 902 31 17 09

  Mon-Sat 10 am to 7 pm. Sun and holidays 10:30 am to 6:30 pm.

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Paseo de la Reina Cristina, 23, Madrid, España

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+34 915 42 49 36

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Calle de Colón, 13, Madrid, España

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Calle de Goya, 5-7, Madrid, España

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Calle de Cádiz, 9, Madrid, España

+34 915 23 40 24

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