- By Kevin
- On Nov 23, 2017
- Travel Tips
Planning the Madrid vacation with family?Where to Stay in Madrid?If possible,avoid visiting during summer when the heat is oppressive.Spring or fall are the best times to appreciate Madrid.And the Madrid famous attractions don't miss.
This charming museum is dedicated to the work of Joaquín Sorolla,the most famous Spanish Impressionist artist.Displayed in beautiful bright rooms,the collection includes a broad representation of the artist's paintings and drawings.Be sure to see the museum's lovely patio adorned with a gurgling fountain and Andalusian-style decorative tile work.
Address:37 General Martínez Campos,Madrid
Puerta de Alcalá:A Grand Monument to the Spanish Monarchs
This grand Neoclassical triumphal arch was commissioned by King Carlos III to celebrate the arrival of the monarchs to Spain's capital city.The monument was designed by Francesco Sabatini and built between 1769 and 1778.Nearly 30 meters high,the elegant granite entrance gate makes a grand impression.The facade is adorned with sculptures,capitals,and decorative reliefs.
Address:Plaza de la Independencia,Madrid
Mercado San Miguel
This cast iron market right outside of Plaza Mayor is a favorite among travelers and locals alike.Visitors can purchase some wine,grab a cocktail or coffee,snack on a variety of ready-to-eat tapas,or pick up some ingredients for dinner later from the fruit,seafood and meat stalls available.
Recent visitors loved the vast selection of food offered,as well as the fun,vibrant atmosphere,with some saying they could eat at the market all day.Some travelers,however,felt the market was too expensive and complained of the lack of seating available.Either way,all agree that it is a must-see,if not a must try something to eat.Hours for the Mercado San Miguel are 10 a.m.to 12 a.m.Sunday through Wednesday and 10 a.m.to 2 a.m.from Thursday to Saturday.You'll find the market just west of the city center(Puerta del Sol).