Madrid: Four of the most visited places
The capital of Spain is recognized worldwide for its enormous cultural heritage, its architecture, its gastronomy, and for its wide range of leisure activities.
Today we are going to show you four of the most visited places in Madrid, which are very close and can be seen on foot or with Eco Tuk Tuk Madrid.
1. PLAZA DE ORIENTE.
The Plaza de Oriente is one of the busiest places in Madrid. It is located in the center of Madrid and is framed by three of the most characteristic buildings of the capital. The Royal Theater, the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral.
The central gardens were designed in 1941 and are distributed in the form of a grid, forming striking flower beds with flower plantations, hedges and cypress trees.
2. PLAZA MAYOR.
Plaza Mayor is located in the heart of the city, very close to Plaza de Oriente and Puerta del Sol. It is a space that invites you to stroll through each of its peculiar streets. Indispensable for tourists to enjoy their food and their terrace, without forgetting the calamari sandwich.
At Christmas the square becomes a happy and festive place, with the best-known Christmas market in Madrid. Around the square you can see a Tuk Tuk doing the well-known Eco Tuk Tuk Christmas Lights Tour.
3. GRAN VIA.
The Gran Vía is the most important street in Madrid and is notable for its magnificent construction from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
Today it is a lively shopping district and home to the city’s oldest and largest cinemas and theaters. Its location makes it a privileged place for people who want to get to know the purest Madrid without hardly taking the car.
4. THE RETIRO PARK.
It is the most visited park in Madrid. With 125 hectares and more than 15,000 trees, El Retiro Park is a green lung in the center of Madrid.
In addition, we can also enjoy a great cultural, leisure and sports offer. Among its most important architectural and historical elements are: the Estanque Grande, which offers various activities such as rowing boats, el Palacio de Velázquez and the Palacio de Cristal, both currently used as exhibition halls.