The city of Madrid offers a great variety of touristic places, all of them obligatory to visit if you are passing through the city and even more if you are from Madrid, but today, we would like to talk in this post about some secret corners that the city offers, not so touristic as the Gran Vía or the Prado Museum among others, and that are worth visiting, to know more about the city of Madrid, places in which we have no doubt, that will make you fall in love with the Spanish city completely.
Secret places in Madrid:
In this section, we will give you five little known places with a great charm that offers the city of Madrid such as:
The Sistine Chapel of Madrid: It is located in Calle de la Puebla, specifically at number 22, it is a chapel decorated only with fresco paintings.
The abandoned metro station: Nowadays converted into a museum, in it we can see how Madrid used to be years ago, this station was inaugurated in 1919.
The best sunset in Madrid: Located in the neighbourhood of La Latina, next to the Basilica of San Francisco, it is undoubtedly one of the best places in the city to enjoy the sunset, as well as being a quiet place, since it is not very well known by tourists and inhabitants of the city.
Casa Botín: The oldest restaurant in the world, also located in the neighbourhood of La Latina, founded in 1725, where you can eat the most typical food of the city, although we have already talked about it in another post.
El Pardo: A perfect place for a family walk, a place full of history, where you can see a great variety of fauna, walk next to the Manzanares river and even see trenches from the Spanish civil war.
Places in Madrid:
In this section we would like to highlight some essential places to visit in this beautiful city, they are more crowded places than the ones mentioned above, but they are still obligatory to visit, some of these places are:
Gran Vía and the great variety of buildings on it, one of the most impressive is the Metrópolis building, the Mirador de la Cornisa, located next to the Royal Palace, El Palacio de Liria, La Plaza Mayor, El Parque internacional, also known as El Parque de Europa, Casa Gallardo and finally we would like to highlight the NASA space station, did you know that the city of Madrid has a NASA station?
Charming natural places near the city:
We would like to highlight four of the most charming and well-known green places in the city, these are:
El retiro: It is a green space of 118 hectares located in the centre of the city, which acts as a lung of the capital, perfect for a walk with the little ones due to the great variety of activities that it offers.
El Capricho: This is a less popular park than El Retiro, it is a perfect place to stroll and enjoy its corners and its diverse vegetation.
Botanical Garden: An extraordinary place to enjoy the summer evenings outdoors, enjoying the music of the best artists of our country.
La Casa de Campo: It is a perfect place to go for a bike ride, due to its great extension. Even so, it is always possible to get to know some of the most pleasant corners, walking among holm oaks, ash trees, elms and pines.