Here are the top 11 tourist attractions to see in Madrid:

1. Puerta del Sol

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Puerta del Sol refers to the Gate of the sun in Spanish. It is one of the busiest and most popular public squares in the city of Madrid. This is considered to be the centre of the radial network of roads in Spain. It features many popular attractions along with a large clock that is the centre attraction here.

2. Plaza Mayor

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The central Plaza in the city of Madrid is known as the Plaza Mayor. It was built during the reign of Philip III. Located nearby the Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape surrounded by three storeyed residential buildings. The Plaza Mayor is dominated by the Casa de la Panaderia.

3. Plaza de la Villa

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The Plaza de la Villa, located in the historic centre of the city of Madrid, is situated next to the main street. Three small streets originated from it that corresponded to the medieval layout of the city. There are buildings of great historical value built around its main facades. The oldest among them is the House and Tower Lujanes.

4. Palacio Real

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The Royal Palace of Madrid or Palace Real is the official residence of the Royal Highness of the city of Madrid. Though King Felipe VI do not reside in that palace, and chose Palacio de la Zarzuela as their residency. Palacio Real is now used only for state ceremonies. The palace is located on the Bailen Street and is easily accessible from Opera metro station.

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5. Catedral de la Almudena

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1 km
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The seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid, Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena is a Catholic Cathedral located in Madrid. It was consecrated in 1993 by Pope John Paul II. It seems that the cathedral had been built on a medieval mosque site that was destroyed when Alfonso VI conquered Madrid.

6. Museo del Prado

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1 km
from city center
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The most important Spanish national art museum is known as the Museo del Prado and it is located in the centre of Madrid city. It boasts of having the finest collections of European art in the world that dates back from the 12th century to the early 20th century. It is based on the former Royal collection of Spain. It is one of the greatest art museums in the world.

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7. El Retiro Park

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One of the largest parks in the Madrid city, El Retiro or the Buen Retiro park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy till the late 19th century. It is a beautiful park covering a large area and is filled with monuments, sculptures, galleries, lake and hosts a lot of events. The park is surrounded by the main city on all sides.

8. Gran Via

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Gran Via is also known as the Spanish Broadway. It is one of those streets which has the most happening nightlife in Europe. The street is ornamented with numerous clubs, hotels, theatres and shopping centres. It also showcases the early 20th century architecture of Spain.

9. Museo Reina Sofia

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1 km
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Museo Reina Sofia is the national museum of the modern art in Spain. It was officially inaugurated on 10th September, 1992 and was named after Queen Sofia. Located in Madrid, it is dedicated to the 20th century art in Spain. It has collections of great artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. The most important painting here is Guernica by Picasso.

10. Temple of Debod

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The Temple of Debod was originally built in Aswan in Upper Egypt and was dedicated to the goddess Isis in Philae. Then, this ancient Egyptian temple was dismantled and completely rebuilt in Madrid in Spain.

11. Plaza de Cibeles

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places to visit in Madrid

Considered as one of the famous landmarks of the city, Plaza de Cibeles is a square which has a neo classical complex of marble sculptures and fountains. It is situated at the intersection point of Calle de Alcala, Paseo de Recoletosa and Paseo del Prado. There are four marvellous buildings that dominate the square: The Bank of Spain, the Palacio de Linares, the Palacio de Buena vista and the Cybele Palace.

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