Madrid is the capital of Spain as well as the Spanish city that attracts the most visitors. With more than 6 million visitors in 2017, Madrid is one of the most popular cities in Europe. The number of tourists in Madrid grows year after year due to a perfect combination of cultural, monumental and leisure offerings.
The proposed program of Travel for Students in Madrid can entrance to the Warner Bross theme park, visit Europa Park, multi-adventure circuit, the tour of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and guided tour of the center. Once you have chosen the dates, the most important thing is to determine how to get there, choose the hotel and, finally, have the first contact with public transport to know how to get to the points of interest. If otherwise, you want your study trip to be a fun trip, check out http://www.tripindicator.com/madrid-day-trips.html offers several leisure activities, day trips such as The Warner Park, Valencia's etc. For the more adventurous, they offer travel packages with multi-adventure activities throughout the Madrid city.
At the time of planning the route, your interest in the different sites and your availability (two or three days) for the tourist visit will depend on whether you dedicate more or less time to the places that we propose.
Do not miss visiting the interior of the Royal Palace, which is one of the most spectacular palaces that you can visit in Europe. In front of other European royal palaces, it is a palace during whose visit you feel that it is alive since it maintains its activity of official ceremonies. In your visit, you must not miss the Royal Armory, with one of the most important armor collections in Europe.
From the cathedral of Almudena, head towards the Plaza de Espana, one of the iconic squares of Madrid. There you will find emblematic skyscrapers such as the Torre de Madrid and the Edificio Espana, as well as the monument to Miguel de Cervantes in the center of the park. Do not forget to look at the beautiful facade of Casa Gallardo, one of the best examples of modernism that you can see in Madrid.
Plaza de Callao
From there you go up the Gran Vía, the most important avenue in the city, and after passing through the Plaza de Callao, you continue until you reach the Telefónica building, Did you know that when this building was built in 1926, it became the first skyscraper built in Europe?
From the Red de San Luis down the Montera street to the Puerta del Sol, true center of the capital, and kilometer zero of the road network of Spain. There you have very prominent corners of Madrid, such as the old Post Office, now the seat of the Government of the Community of Madrid, the statue of Carlos III or the Bear and the Madrono, another icon of Madrid. If you like sweets, you should make a stop at La Mallorquina, in the same square, or at Riojano, on Calle Mayor, two of the traditional bakeries in Madrid.
On the Calle Mayor, you head towards the Plaza Mayor, another of the most emblematic places of the city, where the facade of the Casa de la Panadería stands out. The Plaza Mayor is one of the corners most visited by tourists in Madrid, with a great atmosphere of terraces and traditional restaurants, and also the custom of being a place to celebrate major events in the capital. In the arcades of the square and its surroundings, you can see several hundred-year-old shops.
If you are interested in seeing another museum, on the other side of Neptune Square you will find the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, another of the great proposals of the Prado axis. This museum stands out for its temporary exhibitions that are traditionally among the most visited in Madrid.
Besides, during the visit, you can visit the very interesting permanent collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza. Another cultural option nearby is the CaixaForum, in front of the Botanical Garden, where you can find an exhibition of your interest.
Reina Sofia Museum
Another important institution that you can also visit is the Reina Sofía museum, which you find in Plaza Santa Isabel, in front of the Atocha Station, where you can see an amazing greenhouse garden. In this museum, you have the best sample of contemporary art, and that's where you can see Picasso's Guernica. I suggest you eat some of the taverns that you will find around Huertas Street, in the Barrio de las Letras.
Plaza de Cibeles
And it's time to go to Plaza de Cibeles, where you can see one of the iconic images of the capital, Fuente de Cibeles. You can also visit the Cibeles Palace, the new headquarters of the town hall and another of the iconic buildings of the city. It is worth going up to the terrace of the Palacio de Cibeles to enjoy panoramic views of Madrid.
Puerta de Alcala
You head towards the Puerta de Alcala, another of the great monuments of Madrid, from where you will start your visit to the Retiro Park, the most important and most visited urban park in the city.
In the same high street, in front of the fence of the park surely the church of San Manuel and San Benito will call your attention without a doubt, the best example of the neo-Byzantine style in Madrid.
On your walk through the Retiro Park, do not miss the Estanque, with the great monument to Alfonso XII, the nerve center of this popular park, always full of strollers, and, above all, the corner of the Crystal Palace. It is one of the best examples in Spain of the so-called metallic architecture, which was so popular at the end of the 19th century, and from my point of view, the most beautiful corner of the Retiro park.