Articles about Spain

Museo del Prado: A Jewel of Madrid, Spain
If you’re planning a trip to Madrid, the fast-paced cosmopolitan capital city of Spain, you simply must take some time out of your busy itinerary to soak up the magnificent art and aura of the Museo del Prado.  Renowned for its European art, dating back from the 12th through the 19th century, the Museo del  [...]
Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid
Are you planning a trip to Madrid, Spain and are now in the process of preparing a daily itinerary for the course of your stay—coming up with a list of interesting things to do and see while visiting this beautiful and historically rich city? Have you yet to come across a place called the “Plaza  [...]
The Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
The Museo Reina Sofia, officially known as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, is the name of Spain’s national museum for 20th century art.  Located in the heart of Madrid, the Museo Reina Sofia, which takes its name from Queen Sofia of Spain, was inaugurated on September 10, 1992.  It is located near  [...]
Puerta de Alcalá, Madrid
Planning a trip to Madrid soon and looking for some interesting things to do and see?  If so, the Puerta de Alcalá is definitely something to put on your list.  Below we will provide some reasoning as to why the Puerta de Alcalá is such an interesting place to visit, including some information about its  [...]
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Spanish for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, is an art museum/gallery in Madrid, Spain, located on the famed Paseo del Arte.  This showcase of beautiful art is situated very near the Museo de Prado and the Museo Reina Sofia, which together with the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza make up Spain’s “Golden Triangle of Art.”  One of  [...]
Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid, Spain
Are you planning an upcoming trip to Madrid—Spain’s capital and largest city—and need some ideas as to what to do and see while you’re there?  Do you have an interest in archaeology and ancient artifacts?  If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the Museo Arqueológico Nacional.  The Museo Arqueológico Nacional, or National Archaeological Museum  [...]
Plaza de Colón, Madrid
Have you recently scheduled a European vacation in which a visit to Madrid—Spain’s beautiful capital city—will be among your various tour stops?  Have you decided upon the places and attractions you’d like to see while visiting this historic and very cosmopolitan city?  Madrid is a city overflowing with history, with an abundance of monuments and  [...]
Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid, Spain
If you’re planning a trip to Madrid, Spain anytime in the near future, you should strongly consider adding the Museo Lázaro Galdiano (Museum of Lázaro Galdiano) to your list of must-see attractions to visit.  This museum boasts an astonishing collection of Spanish pieces, painted by names such as Goya, Velazquez, Hieronymus, Bosch and El Greco,  [...]
Museo Naval, Madrid, Spain
Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain, is well-known for its stunning art museums such as the Prado and Reina-Sofia, but the city also plays host to many other types of interesting museums—museums which portray the history of Spain through a variety of different lenses.  One such museum is the Museo Naval de Madrid,  [...]
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, Spain
The Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, or in English, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, is one of the many museums in Madrid that make this world capital such an exciting place to live and visit.  Located at 12 Montalbán Street, just south of the Puerta de Alcala and to the western side of the  [...]
Museo Nacional de Antropología, Madrid, Spain
The Museo Nacional de Antropología, or National Museum of Anthropology, is one of Spain’s many national museums, located in Madrid near the Parque del Buen Retiro (Retiro Park) and opposite the Atocha railway station.  Inaugurated on April 29, 1875 during the reign of Alfonso XII, it is the oldest anthropology museum in Spain and one  [...]
Puerta del Sol, Madrid
Puerta del Sol, which is located just a short walk from the famous Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain, is the capital city’s most popular and centralized square.  During earlier times, the square was the site of one of the city’s gates—a gate that faced eastward and was adorned with an image of the sun, hence  [...]
El Retiro, Madrid, Spain
If you plan to visit Madrid in the near future, something fun, relaxing and extremely interesting to put on the agenda is a trip to the Parque del Retiro.  The Parque del Retiro, also known as the Parque del Buen Retiro, is the most popular park in Madrid, and a great place for tourists and  [...]
Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid, Spain
Planning to a trip to Madrid in the upcoming future, Spain’s lively and historically-preserved capital city?  Looking for some interesting things to do and see during your stay?  If so, one of the places likely to make your list is the Prado Museum, but after visiting this historic site and enjoying the masterpieces of Spanish  [...]
Parque Zoológico de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
The city of Madrid, the capital and government seat of Spain, boasts hundreds of interesting sites and attractions to see, not the least of which is the Parque Zoológico de Madrid, or in English, the Madrid Zoo Aquarium.  Located in the Casa de Campo, this 49 acre (20-hectare) park is one of the most popular  [...]
Campo del Moro, Madrid, Spain
The city of Madrid—Spain’s bustling capital and largest metropolis—boasts literally hundreds of sites and attractions.  This can often make for a fast-paced, even exhausting tour schedule.  However, if you are looking for a bit of a break along your visitor’s route—some time to catch your breath and refuel in a magnificent natural setting—you may want  [...]
Fuente de Neptuno, Madrid
Madrid, the largest city and the capital of Spain, is one of the most exciting and historically rich cities in Europe, offering tourists literally thousands of sites and attractions to explore while visiting.  One of these must-see sites is the Fuente de Neptuno, or Fountain of Neptune.  To help you become more familiar with this  [...]
Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain
If you are heading to Madrid, Spain in the upcoming months, either for a romantic getaway or family vacation, you should really try to schedule a trip to the Casa de Campo.  Spanish for “Country House,” the Casa de Campo is the largest urban park in Spain and one of Madrid’s most popular locales for  [...]
Dehesa de la Villa, Madrid, Spain
When visiting Madrid, Spain and all the historic and interesting sites and attractions it has to offer, your tour schedule is bound to be very full and active.  However, if you are looking for a bit of a respite from your busy itinerary, you should seriously consider paying a visit to Dehesa de la Villa,  [...]
Plaza de Oriente, Madrid
If you plan to travel to Madrid, Spain in the near future, you will no doubt want to pay a visit to the Royal Palace, and if you do take a tour of this architectural treasure, you will also be treated to the monuments, statues and natural beauty that are the Plaza de Oriente. The  [...]