The most common starting point for strolling through the historic center of the city is Puerta del Sol. Here you'll find the city's government building, the Academy of Arts, the Charles II Monument, and the symbol of the Spanish capital - a sculpture of a bear with a strawberry tree. Majestic buildings, plenty of restaurants and shops put you in a great mood from the start of your Madrid trip.
Walking routes in Madrid must include a visit to another beautiful square - Plaza Mayor. Here you can marvel endlessly at the baroque architecture of the surrounding buildings, enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of local restaurants and cafes, and imagine yourself participating in a knight's tournament or bullfight that took place in this square in the past.
The tourist route in Madrid passes through the Cibeles Square, the main decorations of which are considered to be the elegant Cibeles Palace and the fountain of the same name. The magnificent architectural ensemble is complemented by the building of the Bank of Spain, the Palace of Linares and the Palace of Buenavista.
Alternative and equally popular Madrid itineraries cover the historic center's main street, Gran Via, the picturesque Buen Retiro Park, the Egyptian temple of Debod, the Eastern Plaza and Plaza Spain.