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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Top Historical Madrid landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Madrid.
#1 of 69 Historical Places in Madrid | Added 106664 times in trip plans
Calle Bailen, s/n, 28071 Madrid, Spain
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
A must see in Madrid, the Royal Palace is much recommended to everyone who visits the city. The place is just so beautiful that it will leave you in awe and as you enter the place, you are taken aback by its regal charm that is evident in its every nook and corner, from design to decor. Walk through the Plaza de la Armeria and check out the rooms t...
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Gran Via, 28013, Madrid, Spain
The place is for explorer, antique collectors and shoppers who wish to the best of the city all in one place. Always bustling with folks, Gran Via is home to large theatres, architectural buildings and myriads restaurants and coffee shops. No need to say that the indulgence is huge! Walking on feet will be the best way to explore this place and as ...
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Plaza de Cibeles, 28014 Madrid, Spain
The Plaza de Cibeles is a heritage architecture and historical site of the province of Madrid. The site has a scenic view of four separate buildings and the famous fountain known as the Cibeles Fountain. The layout and design of the Plaza is based on the classical Roman architecture and consists of four distinct sections of buildings, which had bee...
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Plaza Mayor, 28012 Madrid, Spain
One of the most picturesque places in the city, Plaza Mayor is a muse for shutterbugs and history lovers who get to witness its beauty and reminisce in its surrounding. Since it is located in the heart of the city, it is easily accessible and makes it a great delight for visitors. Once you are done looking and admiring this structure, visit the sur...
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Plaza de la Independencia, 1, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Another striking landmark that just begs to be clicked. This 16th century gate was initially smaller and Baroque, but it got neo-classical makeover and moved to Independence Plaza next to Retiro park in the 19th century. It’s sculpture, design and statuary is brilliant. The four little figures of boys atop the plaza represent the four cardina...
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Calle de Alcala 237, Madrid
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 some weeks fights are held everyday. Do not miss the chance to spectate one the worlds original extreme sports. All that aside, the architecture is rea...
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Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain
10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Once a hospital, now a national historic monument, Queen Sofia Arts Center has come a long way since its establishment adding plethora to its beauty. You would definitely want to come here to witness the elaborate collection that it has. The exhibits mainly revolve around 20th-century arts that fill you on all the important themes and style promine...
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Calle de Ventura Rodriguez, 17, 28008 Madrid, Spain
09:30 am - 03:00 pm
As the name suggests, the museum was basically the home of Marques de Cerralbo, a man of the power of his time and hosts his intriguing personal collection. Coming here, you will get to explore the places around, walk through its ballrooms (that are no short of wonder!), dining halls and room laden with paintings. If you go for a guided tour, your ...
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Calle Alcalay Paseo de Recoletos, 28014 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
01:30 pm - 04:30 pm
There is no shortage of attractions in the city, but none of them leaves a lasting impression as bigger as this one does.The landmarks are definitely recommended for those who wish to see the city in its truest essence. Come here and witness its highlight that is the beautiful fountain located at the centre of the plaza. Ensure to look out the clos...
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Calle del Príncipe de Vergara, 146, 28002 Madrid, Spain
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Auditorio Nacional de Musica has a Symphonic Hall and a Chamber Music Hall. Although the auditorium is popular for its resident orchestra – the Orquesta Nacional de España, the place is famous for live concerts and performances from some of the best talent around the country.
The Theatre’s acoustic design and fabulous d&eacut...
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Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid, Spain
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
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 white staircase in the centre. Glam it up with interior decoration that looks like something out of a futuristic dream. And Viola – you’ve g...
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Calle Alcala, 39, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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, with the statue of a winged goddess Victoria on top. You can’t go in, but you don’t need to. Just click a pic of it in the evening and move on.
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Calle de Bailen, 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain
09:00 am - 08:30 pm
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-Art décor give the cathedral its distinct look.
Neo-Romanesque Crypt: A 19th century crypt that accommodates a 16th c...
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Plaza de las Descalzas Reales, s/n, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
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 a substantial dowry, and soon the convent was filthy rich. Not that it mattered – no one was allowed to spend or even display that wealth. The ...
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Plaza de Cibeles, 28014 Madrid, Spain
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
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 Madrid, and therefore it also bears the name of the Communications Palace. Through a consistent service for over a century, the City Hall was later re...