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
Plaza Mayor, Madrid
Plaza Mayor is a grand symmetrically designed square surrounded by elegant arcaded red brick buildings. It is one of Europe's most beautiful squares.
Metropolis Building, Madrid
The Metropolis Building is one of the most photographed buildings in Madrid thanks to its prime location near the Gran Via and the magnificent Beaux-Arts architecture.
Gran Via, Madrid
Gran Via, a showcase of early 20th century architecture, is a large street created between 1904 and 1929. The most famous landmark along the street in the 1911 Metropolis building.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
This excellent museum has a collection of paintings covering over 800 years of western art. Many of the world's most famous masters such as Rubens, Picasso and Titian are represented here.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Madrid City Sightseeing and Royal Palace Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$49.53
Spanish Wine Tour from Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
From USD
$125.73
Small-Group Pedraza and Segovia Tour from Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 9 hours
From USD
$118.11



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