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
Prado Museum, Madrid
The Prado Museum has an expansive collection with a variety of works including a largest collection of Spanish painting, with important works from Goya and Velázquez in particular.
City Hall, Madrid
Madrid's magnificent city hall was originally built in the early 20th century as the headquarters for the country's postal service. In 2007 it became the official seat of the mayor of Madrid.
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.
Plaza de España, Madrid
The Plaza de España is one of Madrid's most beautiful squares. At the center of this large square stands a monument to Spain's famous writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Madrid GPS-Guided GoCar Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies depending on selected tour grade
From USD
$22.54
Private Tour: Toledo Day Trip from Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$60.83
Madrid Tapas and Wine-Tasting Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$90.17



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