Low-cost cultural tourism in Madrid

2 de May de 2019 

Since low-cost flights appeared, more and more people today can travel and get to know the world. Those with a limited amount of resources to have some holidays, but if they have a limited budget, they have to think very carefully about how to make the most out of their possibilities. The most touristic places, the best restaurants, or the most expensive activities are mostly ignored. However, if one investigates a little bit, you can discover alternative places, many times for free, which are just as great and do not cost so much money.

From a cultural point of view, Madrid is an ideal place for low-cost tourism. It is a city with a lot of history and many monuments, which together with a lot of museums will make tourists have a great time.


Historical places for free

Madrid has many options for touristic places to get to know and enjoy without having to pay a fee. La Gran Via, for example, is one of the most famous streets in the city where the cinema and the theaters are. There are always a lot of people in this avenue, and from those buildings, people can get marvelous views. La Plaza Mayor is a historical monument that was built in the 17th century by Juan de Herrera y Juan Gomez. Today, it is full of places where you can eat and drink something, either bars or restaurants. El Retiro is a green space located in the center of the city. It's a public park full of gardens, sculptures, and lakes that are beautiful to see. Last but not least, there is an option that most people don't know about: El Templo de Debod. It is a gift that Egypt get to Spain after they help them save their own temples. It is a monument of more than 2000 years. A true gift. And its entrance is free of charge!


Museums in Madrid

Madrid also has a lot of cultural activities to do, and museums are a big part of them. As a first option, there are a lot of museums that are very well known, and their tickets are not that expensive. In this category, the most visited ones are El Museo del Prado, where the works of Velázquez, Tiziano y Goya are shown;  El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in which the  “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso is located, and el Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.  

But what most people do not know is that most of these cities have a calendar of visits that are free of charge. That means that on a specific day and time, they have free of charge access for everyone who wants to visit it. For example, El Prado usually does this Mondays to Saturdays between 6 and 8 PM this is a great option that allows those with a limited budget to get to know the most important museums. The only thing they have to do is to research the available times and dates!

Last update 02/05/2019 12:53:30

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