The Paseo de la Castellana is Madrid's grandest boulevard. It stretches from the heart of downtown, past the shops and government buildings of Nuevos Ministerios, past the city's business and financial districts, and up to the city's northern end. We've put together a list of the top 10 sights and things to do in the Castellana area. Right on the Paseo de la Castellana you'll find Santiago Bernabeú stadium - the home of Real Madrid, Spain's most celebrated soccer team. Able to hold 80,000 fans, the stadium is the best place to catch a soccer match in the Spanish capital. (Madrid has three different professional soccer teams and stadiums.) When Real Madrid are playing, the energy in the stadium is simply amazing. The National Archaeological Museum (Museo Arqueológico Nacional) holds an amazing collection of artifacts and objects from ancient civilizations like Egypt, Greece, and Rome as well as more modern treasures from Europe. Also, in a little underground space near the entrance to the main building you can see a reproduction of the Altamira cave paintings. Housed in the red brick and painted Spanish tile building that was the ABC newspaper's former offices, ABC Serrano is now a shopping complex of upscale shops, boutiques, and eateries.
Avenida de Concha Espina 1
Real Madrid Football Club's stadium... read more
Plaza de Colón, 28001 Madrid
General Martínez Campos 37
Painter of light's house-cum-studio... read more
Avenida General Perón, 40
At the corner of Paseo de la Castellana