What to see in Madrid in 2 and 3 days
What to see in Madrid in 2 and 3 days? If you have two or more days to spend in Madrid, keep the one-day itinerary as a base and choose which activities to spend more time on. Below we indicate other routes and places of interest, from the best known to the most unusual: Madrid is a metropolis full of attractions, too vast and varied to be bound to a fixed itinerary, so “rummage” in the various sections of the site and build your itinerary according to your interests.
Here we give you some tips, but obviously what to see in Madrid in 2 and 3 days depends on your interests! If during the first day you have not visited the Prado Museum and the Retiro Park, we recommend you to start your second day in Madrid from here, if instead you are a lover of modern or contemporary art, opt for the Center of Art Reina Sofia Museum or the Sorolla House-Museum, a splendid example of Spanish Impressionism.
Madrid offers an infinite cultural offer in which, alongside the more traditional museums such as the National Archaeological or the Historical Museum of the City, there are centers of industrial archeology such as the Matadero or the Neomudejar dedicated to new media and the most innovative manifestations of contemporary art, niche museums such as the one dedicated to Romanticism or hidden wonders such as Goya’s frescoes in San Antonio de la Florida and the frescoed dome of the church of San Antonio de los Alemanes.
If your interest is contemporary architecture, take bus n.27 and take the Paseo de la Castellana that goes from Colòn to the North Node, crossing most of the city and offering an interesting view of the architectural transformation of the city, from the neoclassical buildings seat of embassies and governmental bodies that characterize the first part of the avenue up to the skyscrapers of the Madrid “city” and the Santiago Bernabeu; if, on the other hand, you are a lover of nature and open spaces, you can take a walk or bike ride along the brand new Madrid Rio or get lost in the Casa de Campo, the largest public park in Madrid’s city hall.
Neighborhoods atmosphere lovers
In few words, Madrid truly offers a myriad of alternatives! Build the route you like best, remembering that if Madrid is certainly a monumental city, it is also made up of popular neighborhoods where the attraction is not so much the churches, museums or monuments, but the characteristic colored houses, the streets, small squares or gardens, local businesses and especially people: few people will seem more welcoming and communicative than madrileños, so our advice is to get lost in the neighborhoods of the city as La Latina, Chueca, Malasaña, Huertas, Lavapiés and enjoy the their daily atmosphere.