There is so much to see in Madrid that you will most likely need more than one visit to get to know everything that this beautiful city has to offer. If you have already visited Madrid and you know its most important places and that appear in all the guides, you will most likely be interested in this list.
In any other city, these places that we are going to show you would be essential, but in a city like Madrid, if you only have a few days, you should leave them for another occasion.
Here is the list of the best places to visit if this is the second (or third or fourth) time you travel to Madrid.
What to see in Madrid if you visit it for the second time
The parks of Quinta de Torre Arias or El Capricho
At the end of Calle de Alcalá we find the Parque Quinta de Torre Arias, not too visited by tourists as it is located quite far from the center.
The Quinta de Torre Arias Park, recently rehabilitated, is made up of impressive gardens that occupy more than 17 hectares, with trees up to 300 years old, such as its famous holm oak.
Not far away is the Parque del Capricho, another wonderful park that is possibly the most beautiful park in Madrid.
Near this park are some of the best modern hotels in Madrid.
Ride the Cable Car
Another of the best options to do in Madrid on a second visit is to enjoy the Cable Car that connects the Parque del Oeste, through the Paseo de Pintor Rosales area, with the Casa de Campo.
The best thing about the trip on the cable car is enjoying the impressive views from it, which include the Rose Garden, the Príncipe Pío Station, the Manzanares River and the complex made up of the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Almudena Cathedral.
In addition, you can take the opportunity to visit the areas of origin or destination of the Cable Car by taking a walk through the Casa de Campo or visiting the nearby Temple of Debod.
Visit some of the lesser known museums
Madrid is a city full of museums. The most important ones are essential on your first visit, but there are many more that you should know, some really impressive.
Among them we can highlight the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, in a wonderful mansion full of interesting paintings and other arts, or the Sorolla Museum, in another mansion where the great painter lived and where we find some of his best works.
Another great option is the Museum of America. Or the Museum of Romanticism. And we also recommend the Madrid History Museum, where you will learn about the history of this city.
Visit Madrid from above
In Madrid we have numerous rooftops and viewpoints located in emblematic buildings from which we can see the city from a different perspective.
Perhaps the best known, and most visited, is the terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes which, thanks to its great location, will allow you to see the main buildings up close, such as the Madrid City Hall, which also has another splendid viewpoint.
The Moncloa Lighthouse is another of the classics, seeing all of Madrid from north to south, the Casa de Campo and also the Sierra de Madrid.