After a beautiful week in Barcelona, my friend Stephanie and I spent the next 5 nights Madrid. We had no idea what the main sights of Madrid were, but after taking a tour and exploring the city, we quickly found there was lots to do and see! Today I’m sharing a few of our favorite must-see sights in Madrid.
If you are planning a trip to Madrid or if you just want to take a virtual tour with me, here are the highlights you don’t want to miss!!
Temple of Debod
Did you know there is an Egyptian temple right in the heart of Madrid? It was a gift from the Egyptian government and was brought to Madrid stone by stone. It’s the most romantic spot in Madrid for watching the sunset! The sun sets right behind the temple and you can see the reflection in the water.
Puerta de Alcalá
The Puerta de Alcalá is the entrance to the city. The original Puerta de Alcalá was built in 1599 to welcome the wife of King Felipe III.
Plaza de Cibeles
Located in the Plaza de Cibeles, Cybele Palace is one of Madrid’s most beautiful buildings. It is currently the headquarters of the Madrid City Hall.