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Real Madrid

Real Madrid is a professional football club based at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Real Madrid is considered one of the best football clubs in the world, and they have won an impressive number of titles, both in Spain and abroad. Santiago Bernabeu stadium was inaugurated in 1947 and has a capacity of more than 85,000 spectators. Three times the European Cup final has been held here.
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Flamenco

Madrid is a city renowned all over the world for its excellent Flamenco performances, and the popular dance can be seen in several taverns and bars around the city. Enjoy a three course meal and after dinner, take in the magical shows. Flamenco is not only a dance though, but also the song and music to which the dance is performed. It originated in Andalusia and is known mostly for song accompanied by guitar and complex techniques of foot stamping and hand clapping and the use of castanets. The best place to go for a breathtaking exhibit of Flamenco is "Corral de la Moreria". They are famous for their Flamenco shows and also serve great dinner.
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The Three Big Art Galleries - Paseo del Arte (Art Walk)

Madrid’s three major art galleries are all within a short walk of each other, and together they make up a magnificent display illuminating the history of Western art. Each one of the galleries is so large, that the Paseo del Arte triple ticket may seem like an invitation to exhaustion, however, once you have visited one, you have the rest of the year to visit in the other two!
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Prado Museum

The Prado is one of the most famous museums in the world. Since the gallery first opened almost two hundred years ago, its collections have grown. It fact 7000 paintings is housed here (although around 1500 are currently on display). The collection includes Spanish art from Velázquez and some dark works of Goya and some works by a number of Flemish masters: Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Bruegel, and Anton Van Dyck. Make sure to have plenty of time when visiting Prado since there is so much beautiful art to see.
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The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Thyssen-Bornemisza complements the Thyssen Prado and the Reina Sofia with works representing 17th-century Dutch painting, Impressionism, Russian Constructivism, and pop art, amongst other styles.
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The Reina Sofia Museum

The third gallery in the trio, is housed in an enormous former hospital. The building dates from the mid-18th century, and has since added striking glass and steel external lifts. The collection consists mainly of Spanish works from the 20th century—the most famous of which is without doubt, Picasso’s ’Guernica.’
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Palacio Real

The biggest royal palace in Europe, the Palacio Real de Madrid - as the Madrilenian call it, has for sure a big surface of 135.000 m2 and 3418 rooms. Not only is the building itself a beautiful attraction but it also offers glorious gardens outside, and beautiful frescoes, furniture and paintings inside. This magnificent creation dating from 1764 was built to replace the Alcázar castle that had burned down thirty years before. Visitors are given access to almost the entire palace, including the Armoury and Pharmacy. Truly, this is the perfect place to visit the world of royalty.
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El Escorial

The Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is located about 50 kilometres Northwest of Madrid. It was founded by Felipe II, and was built to commemorate the victory at the Battle of San Quintín. The work began in 1563 and was finished by 1584. Its location is said to be decided on the advice of astrologers, doctors, philosophers, quarrymen, theologians and architects. El Escorial was built on the idea of maintaining the symmetry and austerity, while also showing the power of the crown of Spain. It has many monuments, such as the servants' quarters, the Queen’s quarters, the Infante’s (or Upper) house, and the Prince’s (or Lower) house. San Lorenzo de El Escorial is one of the most visited places in the Community of Madrid.
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Teleférico - Madrid's Cable Car

The Teleférico is a comfortable way of seeing the sights while sitting down, if you're not afraid of heights, that is! This cable car was first built as a part of an amusement park and at places it reaches a height of about 40 metres above ground. The ride takes ten minutes and once you've reached the destination Casa de Campo Park you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city as well as grab some food at the restaurant.
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Toledo

Toledo is a World Heritage city located 70 kilometres south of Madrid. It sits in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, 529 metres above sea level, surrounded by the Tagus River. The city has a fascinating history, formerly hosting Christian, Islamic and Hebrew culture which shows in the architecture.
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Museum of Romanticism

Museum of Romanticism was built in a neoclassic style by the architect Manuel Rodriguez in 1776. The furniture and paintings are very well preserved here and will give you an opinion of how wealthy people used to live in this period. It is recommended to take a taxi as the museum can be hard to find.
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Buen Retiro Park

In Spanish this park is called "Jardines del Buen Retiro" or "Parque del Buen Retiro" which means "the park of pleasant retreat". It is, with its 350 acres, one of the largest parks in Madrid and became open to the public in the late 19th century - before that it belonged to the Spanish royal family. Some of the things you can enjoy here, with the right timing, are puppet shows, book fairs and free concerts. You can also rent a rowboat and paddle your leisurely way around the Estanque, or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage.
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