madrid
Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
Population
City: 3 213 271 (2008)
Metro: 6 271 638 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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Madrid
closeMadrid, Spain's capital since 1561, is home to many attractions; some of the most famous include the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace, the largest palace in Europe. The city also boasts some beautiful plazas such as the large Plaza Mayor and the popular Plaza de España.
Architectural highlights include the Gran Via with its many beautiful early 20th century buildings. More recent architecture can be found in Azca, Madrid's modern business district.
Random Madrid Highlights
Almudena Cathedral, Madrid
A surprisingly new building with a modern interior, Madrid's cathedral was only consecrated as recently as 1993 after a construction process that took more than 100 years.
Alcala Gate, Madrid
The Puerta de Alcala was built in 1778 by the Italian architect Sabatini. The neoclassical gate is one of Madrid's best known symbols, featuring on many postcards.
Templo de Debod, Madrid
Madrid is one of just three cities outside Egypt with an intact authentic Egyptian temple, the Temple of Debod. The temple was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government in 1968.
Plaza de Colón, Madrid
This large square named after Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colón in Spanish) boasts no less than two monuments dedicated to the famous explorer.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Flamenco Show at Torres Bermejas, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$48.30
Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: From 70 minutes to 2.5 hours (depending on option
From USD
$57.00



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