Well, such location of the city seems to be a sufficient reason for the city to be so popular tourist destination, however Madrid attracts tourists also by its large-scale resources of great monuments. Lots of museums like the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisha, the Reina Sofia are unquestionable musts if you stay in Madrid. Another interesting thing about the city that not many people realise is that it houses huge number of parks. Indeed, the city of Madrid has a lot of green spaces. Going to Madrid you better plan the trip carefully so you don’t miss any of the most beautiful spots like the biggest park in the city called Casa de Campo. Especially interesting fact is that the park is five times bigger then New York’s Central Park. You can imaging how big the park is since local schools organise kayaking competitions on the park’s large lake. The youngest as well can find the park so interesting place, especially the Madrid Zoo which is located at the heart of the Casa de Campo. Another park, a little bit smaller but still bigger then the New York’s famous one is the Parque del Buen Retiro which is often called just El Retiro. Instead of large lake you can find there small but how charming ponds, fountains and many amazing monuments like for instance the statue of the Fallen Angel. Madrid people love working out so strolling along in El Retro be sure you will be passing by many many joggers, people stretching and so on.
As you can see, Madrid is a city that really has much to offer. Here you can check out our going sightseeing offer. However, this is not only the city centre you should absolutely see when visiting Madrid. With Madrid Direct you can go to many other amazing destination around Madrid. Check it out!