Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
City: 3 165 235 (2014)
Metro: 6 569 530 (2014)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid
The Mercado de San Miguel is a historic covered market, built in 1916 near the Plaza Mayor. After years of languishing the market reopened in 2009 with modern eateries and food stalls.
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.
Puerta del Sol, Madrid
The Puerta del Sol is a busy square at the very heart of Madrid and even all of Spain, as its '0 km mark' is situated here. The square is also the location of the statue of a bear, Madrid's symbol.
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.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Private Transfer: Madrid to Toledo, Madrid
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Madrid by Night Segway Tour, Madrid
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Madrid 1.5-Hour Segway Night Tour , Madrid
  • Duration: 90 minutes
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