Castellana Attractions in Madrid

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.

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Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (El)

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Avenida de Concha Espina 1

Real Madrid Football Club's stadium... read more

Museo Arqueológico (Archaeological Museum)

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Calle de Serrano 13

Pre-history to the 19th century... read more

ABC Serrano

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Calle Serrano, 61

Uptown mall... read more

Plaza de Colón, 28001 Madrid

Plaza de Colón, 28001 Madrid

Biblioteca Nacional

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Paseo de Recoletos 20-22

An impressive national library... read more

Torres KIO (Puerta de Europa)

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Plaza de Castilla, s/n

Leaning Towers of Madrid... read more

Teatro Fernán Gómez

Plaza de Colón, 4

Musicals, comedies, puppet shows & dance... read more

Museo Sorolla

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General Martínez Campos 37

Painter of light's house-cum-studio... read more

Moda Shopping

Avenida General Perón, 40
At the corner of Paseo de la Castellana

Upscale mall... read more

Museo de Cera de Madrid (Wax Museum)

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Paseo de Recoletos 41

Wax museum... read more
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