Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Madrid

Madrid is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Madrid one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Madrid is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Madrid or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Madrid. Explore the historical monuments of Madrid with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Madrid guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Madrid page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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  1. Queen Sofia Arts Center

    #1 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Queen Sofia Arts Center

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Monument, Exhibition

    Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    16th century onwards, this was a big old hospital, and it became bigger and more sprawling as needs expanded. There was talk of tearing it down, but a 1977 decree declared the building a National Hist...Read more

  2. Cerralbo Museum

    #2 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Cerralbo Museum

    Tags: Museum, Tour, Historical Site, Specialty Museum

    Address: Calle de Ventura Rodriguez, 17, 28008 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 09:30 am - 03:00 pm Details

    The 17th Marques de Cerralbo was a great intellectual, and he was also very rich. Naturally he decided to go around the world collecting a massive number of curiosities that caught his fancy. Further,...Read more

  3. Plaza And Palacio De Cibeles

    #3 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
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    Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Palace, Plaza

    Address: Calle Alcalay Paseo de Recoletos, 28014 Madrid, Spain (Centro)

    Timings: 01:30 pm - 04:30 pm Details

    Madrid has many landmarks – this is perhaps the most beautiful. Cybele, the eponymous goddess whose fountain decorates the neo-classical plaza, has long been a symbol of Madrid; the Real Madrid ...Read more

  4. Gran Via

    #4 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Gran Via

    Tags: Walking Area, Shopping Center, Streets

    Address: Gran Via, 28013, Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    There are a few places in the city of Madrid that you should never miss and this is one of them. Basically, the place is a shopping destination and a vibrant one at that. If you are visiting Madrid an...Read more

  5. CaixaForum Madrid

    #5 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    CaixaForum Madrid

    Tags: Museum, Garden, Architecture , Exhibition

    Address: Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Take an old out of use electrical station. Plop several new floors atop it. Slap a green vertical garden (of 15,000 plants) up one side. Scatter a few moody looking sculptures about. Stick a trippy wh...Read more

  6. Metropolis Building

    #6 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Metropolis Building

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Calle Alcala, 39, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Riveting architecture, beautiful sculptures and stunningly lit at night, this early 20th century office building is one of Madrid’s most spectacular buildings. The Black Dome is really striking,...Read more

  7. Catedral De La Almudena

    #7 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Catedral De La Almudena

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Calle de Bailen, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena was built from the 1880’s to the 1990’s spanning 100 years. The Neo -Gothic architecture with influences of contemporary designand modern Pop-A...Read more

  8. Plaza Monumental De Toros De Las Ventas

    #8 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Plaza Monumental De Toros De Las Ventas

    Tags: Arena, Concert, Architecture , Games

    Address: Calle de Alcala 237, Madrid

    Flamenco is only one of Madrid’s historical staple… bullfighting is the other! This Moorish architecture arena can seat 25000 and does! Bullfighting season is from March to December and s...Read more

  9. Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales

    #9 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Architecture , Monastery

    Address: Plaza de las Descalzas Reales, s/n, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Europe will never run out of crazy histories like this. Back in 1559, Joanna of Austria founded this convent. It began to attract nobleborn and wealthy spinsters and widows, who each brought with them...Read more

  10. Palacio De Cibeles

    #10 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Palacio De Cibeles

    Tags: Palace, Architecture , Exhibition , Heritage Building

    Address: Plaza de Cibeles, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The City Hall of Madrid has the grandeur of Gothic architecture having been built in the early periods of the 20th century. It was primarily designed to house the main administrative postal office of ...Read more

  11. National Library Of Spain

    #11 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    National Library Of Spain

    Tags: Library, Museum, Play, Hall

    Address: Paseo de Recoletos, 20-22, 28001 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The National Library of Spain was established in the early 18th century by King Philip V as the Palace Public Library. He made it mandatory for the submission of a copy of every book printed in Spain ...Read more

  12. Plaza De La Villa

    #12 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Plaza De La Villa

    Tags: Plaza, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Plaza de la Villa, s/n, 28005 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Plaza de la Villa belongs to the important heritage buildings and plazas of Madrid. It depicts the creation of the architectures based on the Gothic culture and art. It bears the oldest of the bui...Read more

  13. Plaza De Espana

    #13 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Plaza De Espana

    Tags: Monument, Statue, Plaza, Fountain

    Address: Plaza Espana, 20, 28008 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This sudden oasis at the end of Madrid’s is unexpectedly peaceful. It’s also Madrid’s most popular hangout. The standouts here are two of the largest/tallest buildings in the city, a...Read more

  14. Fuente De Neptuno

    #14 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    Fuente De Neptuno

    Tags: Landmark, Monument, Statue, Fountain

    Address: Plaza Canovas del Castillo, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Depicting the Sea-God Neptune on a conch-shell pulled by sea horses, the Fuente de Neptuno is loved for its Neo-Classic design. The fountain was built in the 1780’s by architect Ventura Rodrigue...Read more

  15. El Oso Y El Madrono

    #15 of 73 Historical Places in Madrid
    El Oso Y El Madrono

    Tags: Landmark, Statue

    Address: Plaza Puerta del Sol, 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The El Oso y el Madrono is an iconic Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree and represents a coat of arms of Madrid. Its first appearance dates back to the 13th century where only a bear was shown...Read more

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