Every year the New York Times publishes a list of places to go on a trip according to their experts. This year along with London, Morioka in Japan, the spectacular Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley in Arizona or the mysterious Kilmartin Glen in Scotland is a city that we love: Madrid.
The Spanish capital is a wonderful tourist destination, especially this 2023 in which the Year Picasso is celebrated, a worldwide tribute to the painter Pablo Picasso begins in Madrid and later travels to Paris and New York among other cities with more than 50 exhibitions such as “Picasso. The Sacred and the Profane”, which are held at the Thyssen-Bornemisza from October 4, 2023 to January 14, 2024. We will tell you about some great plans to do in Madrid now that the New York Times has said that it is one of the best destinations for 2023.
A walk through the “Landscape of Light”
In 2021 the Paseo del Prado and the green Parque del Buen Retiro, called “Landscape of Light”, were designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO And we can’t think of a better plan than a walk through this marvel, because in addition to being beautiful, it’s free.
The Chinese New Year Light Festival
On January 22, 2023, the Year of the Rabbit begins and it is becoming customary for Madrid to celebrate the Chinese New Year with gastronomic proposals such as China Taste, cultural proposals such as the photographic exhibition by Lupe de la Vallina or leisure activities such as the Festival of Light, a free spectacle with fireworks that will take place on Saturday, January 21 in the Pradolongo park. You may Check here all the activities that will take place.
The Prado Museum exhibition “Picasso – El Greco”
April 8, 2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, and there are many exhibitions that can be seen in Madrid. Among all those that are available (here you can consult them), we are left with the one of the Prado Museum “Picasso – El Greco” an exhibition that will take place from June 13 to September 17.
Tapas and beers in the San Miguel Market
Located in the Madrid of the Austrias, in the Plaza de San Miguel, the Mercado de San Miguel is a must stop if we are touring the center. You will find stalls with drinks, food, food and takeaway products, but do not rule out going in and staying all afternoon because it is very easy lose yourself in your gastronomic experience and spend hours enjoying each stall.
A Sunday morning on the trail
You cannot say that you have visited Madrid if you have spent a Sunday in the capital and you have not had a vermouth in the center and have walked along the flea market. Nostalgia pervades the streets lined with antiques and objects vintageand even if you don’t buy anything, it’s the traditional Madrid that you deserve to see.
Photos | Madrid Chinese, Tourism of Spain