Visiting Madrid as a family

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Visiting Madrid as a family

The City of Madrid is steeped in culture and history and this coupled with its dynamic Spanish flair makes it an ideal place to visit with your entire family. One can rest assured that there are multiple activities for every member of your family, as well as great places to visit in Madrid where the entire family can enjoy being together.

For those who enjoy visiting places with a rich heritage, Madrid Spain makes the perfect option. With great museums, monuments and artwork to see, you will fall in love with the richness of experience that the city has to offer. Madrid houses the largest collection of Picasso’s work in the entire world and does not stop there. The museums have artworks many other master painters and artists and there is also a burgeoning local population of artists. If you want to see the new generation of Spanish art, Madrid has numerous informal art galleries where the current crop of artists display their work.

There are several amazing pieces of architecture to be viewed at Madrid, like the representations of the ancient entrances to the city. Called the Puerta Alcala and the Puerta Toledo, these are monuments built to represent the ancient entrances in to the City and they are amazing places to visit with you entire family. The Puerta Alcala is often decorated for occasions like sporting events, concerts, etc. and it also offers a great view of one side of Madrid.

The Retiro Park in the middle of Madrid is like a breath of fresh air in middle of the urban traffic and chaos of Madrid. It is a large decorated park with greenery all over and a beautiful lake. Kids can easily be entertained in this park with the dedicated area for them where they can see a variety of performers, absolutely free of charge. You can also take them on a boat ride on the lake. For kids who want to be more active, there are long shaded roads where they can skate or skateboard. There are also various areas within the park where a host of different games are played.

If your kids are still not satisfied, you can always take them to one or both of the two main theme parks near Madrid. Both of them are easily accessible from the city. These are the Parque Warner Bros and Parque de Attraciones and they each have enough activities and attractions to keep a child busy all day, In fact, some may even attract the parents.

No visit to the capital city of Spain is complete without a visit to see the Matadors in action. The second largest bullring in the world is the Las Ventas in Madrid and it is a place worth visiting even if you are not in to bullfights. But if you do want to see a bullfight, tickets start really cheap at only 3 Euros per ticket. So when you are planning your next vacation, make it Madrid.

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