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Book Description

A bustling yet intimate city, Madrid exudes a sense of culture and creativity in its world-class art galleries, atmospheric tapas bars, glorious gardens and historic plazas. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you'll find your way around Madrid with absolute ease.

Our newly updated Top 10 travel guide breaks down the best of Madrid into helpful lists of ten - from our own selected highlights to the best museums and galleries, places to eat and shops.

You'll discover:

- Nine easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day-trip, a weekend, or a week
- Detailed Top 10 lists of Madrid's must-sees, including detailed breakdowns of the Palacio Real, Museo Nacional del Prado, Plaza Mayor, Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, El Rastro, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Parque del Retiro, Museo Arqueológico Nacional and El Escorial
- Madrid's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, dining, and sightseeing
- Inspiration for different things to enjoy during your trip - including children's activities, things to do for free and unmissable experiences off the beaten path
- Streetsmart advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe

DK Eyewitness Top 10s have been helping travelers to make the most of their breaks since 2002.

Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide? Try our DK Eyewitness Madrid or DK Eyewitness Spain.

Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to Madrid
  2. Exploring Madrid
  3. Top 10 Madrid Highlights
    1. Palacio Real
    2. Museo Nacional del Prado
    3. Plaza Mayor
    4. Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
    5. El Rastro
    6. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
    7. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
    8. Parque del Retiro
    9. Museo Arqueológica Nacional
    10. El Escorial
  4. The Top 10 of Everything
    1. Moments in History
    2. Museums and Galleries
    3. Architectural Sights
    4. Parks and Gardens
    5. Sporting Venues
    6. Off the Beaten Track
    7. Children’s Attractions
    8. Entertainment Venues
    9. Bars
    10. Tapas Bars
    11. Restaurants
    12. Spanish Theme Shops
    13. Madrid for Free
    14. Religious and Cultural Festivals
  5. Madrid Area by Area
    1. Around Paseo del Prado
    2. Salamanca and Recoletos
    3. Downtown Madrid
    4. Royal Madrid
    5. Old Madrid
    6. Chueca and Malasaña
    7. Comunidad de Madrid
  6. Streetsmart
    1. Getting To and Around Madrid
    2. Practical Information
    3. Places to Stay
  7. Phrase Book
  8. Maps
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Copyright