madrid
Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
Population
City: 3 165 235 (2014)
Metro: 6 569 530 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
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.
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.
Gran Vía, Madrid
Gran Vía, 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.
Atocha Station, Madrid
The largest railway station in Madrid was built in 1892. An expansion in 1992 quadrupled the station in size and turned the old building into a tropical garden.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Toledo Sightseeing Day Tour from Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 9 hours
From USD
$71.21
Private Transfer to or from Madrid Airport, Madrid
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$85.03



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