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3. See the art museums
As well as incredible architecture, Madrid is also home to a collection of fantastic art museums. The most famous of these are the museums that comprise the “Golden Triangle of Art”. Located on the Paseo Del Prado, the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are thought to possess some of the greatest collections of european art in the world, and the greatest collection of Spanish art bar-none. In addition, although not strictly art museums, the National Archeological Museum and National Library are historical and cultural institutions that are absolutely worth visiting.
4 . Go to a rooftop bar
Madrid’s rooftop bars are a must for anyone who wants to experience an authentic and lively evening in the city. If you’ve spent a long day trekking around and want to relax, where better than a rooftop bar to have a cold drink and wind down? There are numerous rooftop venues across Madrid, any of which would be a perfect place to bask in the breeze, take in a beautiful vista of the city, and absorb the hubbub of passersby and fellow patrons.
5. Relax in El Retiro
El retiro is a park in Madrid and, as the name suggests, the perfect place to go if you’re a little tired after sightseeing, and need a relaxing place to take a load off. Originally built in the 16th century and opened to the public in the 19th century, El Retiro has a variety of features for visitors to see while they unwind. As well as several different kinds of garden, the park has the Palacio de Cristal, an exhibition centre which now contains art galleries, and even a path lined with sculptures of former Spanish Kings.
All-in-all, Madrid is full of ways for people to enjoy themselves. A person could spend the day taking in architecture and art, then head out to see flamenco artists put on dazzling performances, or enjoy a more subdued evening in a picturesque rooftop bar. Regardless of what someone chooses, Madrid is guaranteed to show them a good time.