1. Royal Palace
The Almudena Cathedral faces the Royal Palace, the Jardines de Sabatini are behind the Palace, while the Plaza de Oriente is across the road..
2. Gran Via
Follow the Gran Via ( Main Street ) west to the Plaza de España and take in the Templo de Debod, which lies just across the road..
3. Calle Mayor
The Calle Mayor while not as long as Gran Via has a number of interesting stops such as Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Plaza de la Villa..
4. Calle de Alcalá
Calle de Alcalá is a west east running street that crosses Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado. Plaza de la Cibeles with its fountains and round about is the intersecting point. Plaza del la Independencia is further east..
5. Parque del Buen Retiro
The Parque del Buen Retiro is south east of Paseo del Prada and is worth spending some time walking through. The railway station is just south of the park..