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
Retiro Park, Madrid
The most popular park in Madrid features a large lake, monuments and several museums of which the Museo del Ejército (army museum) is the most notable.
Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid
Plaza de Santa Ana is a square located in Madrid's literary quarter, bordered by a theater and several cafés, bars and restaurants. Monuments on the square honor some of Spain's most famous playwrights.
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.
Azca, Madrid
AZCA is Madrid's modern business district, located north of the city's historic center. The area includes several of Spain's tallest buildings as well as Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Private Tour: Madrid City Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$53.49
Atlético de Madrid Football Stadium Tour and Museum Ticket, Madrid
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 45 minutes
From USD
$13.64



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