8 Tourist Attractions in Madrid

1. Museo Nacional del Prado-The Museo Nacional del Prado has a collection of more than 8,000 paintings and 700 sculptures. Among its extensive assortment of artworks are many masterpieces.

2. Buen Retiro Park -The Buen Retiro Park is an oasis of peace in the heart of Madrid. This lush and beautifully manicured park offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

3. Royal Palace and Gardens-This grandiose palace is the Spanish version of Versailles, a royal court designed to impress. However unlike Versailles, which is now just a museum.

4. Wander through the Plaza Mayor-It took on its present appearance after a fire in 1790, when the corners were enclosed and the nine entrance arches were constructed,linking it to Calle de Toledo.

5. Puerta del Sol: The Heart of the City-The Puerta del Sol was named after the sun emblem on the old city gate, which formerly stood here. This spacious town square aligns with the rising sun.

6. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía- The sleek modern building was created by the architect Antonio Fernández Alba and has features that recall the Pompidou Center in Paris.

7. Fuente de Cibeles and Gran Via-Standing in a major traffic intersection, the Fuente de Cibeles (Cybele's Fountain) is one of the most emblematic monuments in Madrid. 

8. Temple of Debod: In La Montaña Park, visitors can discover an ancient Egyptian temple.A gift from Egypt, in thanks for Spain's help in saving the Abu Simbel temples the building of the Aswan Dam.