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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 way around the Estanque, or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage.
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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 a magical show. Flamenco is not only a dance, but also the music to which the dance is performed. It originated in Andalusia and is known mostly for songs accompanied by guitar and complex techniques of foot stomping and hand clapping and the use of castanets. The best place to go for a breathtaking exhibit of Flamenco is "Corral de la Moreria".
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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 deservedly one of the most famous museums in the world. Since the gallery first opened almost two hundred years ago, its collections have grown to include over 7000 paintings (although around 1500 are currently on display). The collection includes Spanish art from Velázquez and some dark works of Goya, as well as some works by a number of Flemish masters: Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Bruegel and Anton Van Dyck.
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The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

The eclectic 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, has a whopping 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.
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