MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA MADRID
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia – If galleries are more up your street, then a visit to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is definitely recommended. This gallery is as beautiful and interesting as its elaborate name, and provides the perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon.
Madrid’s ancient city walls are well worth a visit and the remains of the old Arab walls can still be seen. Originally, the walls surrounded the Settlement of Magerit, which later became Madrid. If you walk beside these ancient relics, breathing in the hot afternoon air, you can almost feel what it was like to live so long ago.
Keen observers will also be able to see Islamic Remains from the 9th and 10th centuries and later Christian relics from the 12th and 13th centuries. You can spend a full day or more here, as there is plenty to see and learn.
The Arab Wall provides the chance for you to see a piece of history, whilst getting outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine that Madrid is so renowned for.
The Arab Wall
Cuesta de la Vega s/n,
1. Museo del Prado [More……]
2. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia [More……]
3. Arab Wall [More…….]
4. La Casa de Campo [More……]
5. Plaza Mayor [More……..]
MADRID TOURIST OFFICE – TOURIST INFORMATION MADRID
Madrid Tourist Offices – Whenever you go on holiday it is always a good idea to get in touch with one of the local tourist offices. In Madrid, there are numerous places you can go to seek out more information about the capital city of Spain.
The Tourist Information Offices in Madrid offer a whole host of information, including how to book hotels and hostels, how to organise a tour, and how to find your way to the best sights in the city. They can also help you with maps, general directions, and information of public transport.
Far too many people neglect to visit tourist information offices when they go on vacation. However, an hour spent at the Madrid Tourist Office is an hour very well spent. The professional and extremely helpful staff in these offices know a lot about the city they operate in, and can help you find things that you would have otherwise never have known about. In Madrid, this service is indispensable, as there is so much to do and see in the capital that the only way you can truly figure out what is best to see is to talk to the people who know the city best – the tourist information officers.
Tel: 900 300 600
Municipal Office of Tourist Information
Plaza Mayor, 3
Tel: 91 366 54 77
Madrid Community Tourist Information Offices
Calle Duque de Medinaceli, 2
Tel: 91 429 49 51
Estación de Chamartín
Central vestibule, gate 16
Tel: 91 315 99 76
Municipal Board of Tourism and Congress Offices
Calle Mayor, 69
Tel: 91 588 29 00