Who knew you could experience Egypt from Spain? Cuartel de la Montaña Park is home to a masterpiece of Egyptian antiquity. Surrounded by a pool of water, the Egyptian temple looks perfectly sublime both day and night... To save it from flood damage during construction of the Aswan dam, this Nubian temple dating from the 2nd century BC and dedicated to the god Amun, was dismantled and gifted to Spain by the Egyptian government.
Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish and European masters await! The Prado is one of the greatest museums in the world, with over 8,500 paintings and 700 sculptures. In this cavern of history and art, you’ll discover Velázquez’s famous Las Meninas, in addition to masterpieces by Italian painters such as Fra Angelico and Veronese. One of the highlights of central Madrid!
A fine complement to the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum has been exhibiting art works since 1881. Highlights include Guernica, the seminal work by Picasso, as well as paintings by Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris and Miró. Contemporary art connoisseurs will feel perfectly at home here!
Inhale Retiro Park! This is where the capital fills its green lung. Ideal for sunbathing and strolling around listening to the birds singing, this park boasts a large rectangular pond with boats gliding across it, a magnificent rose garden, and is also home to the famous Glass Palace hosting temporary exhibitions. Great for unwinding when the intense heat of summer in the city gets too much!