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Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
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Metro: 6 271 638 (2008)
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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
Templo de Debod, Madrid
Madrid is one of just three cities outside Egypt with an intact authentic Egyptian temple, the Temple of Debod. The temple was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government in 1968.
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.
Arco de la Victoria, Madrid
The Arco de la Victoria (Victory Arch) is a 39m (128 ft) high triumphal arch built by dictator Franco in 1956 as a tribute to his army's victory in the civil war.
Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid
The Plaza de Cibeles is best known for its famous fountain of goddess Cibele, one of Madrid's most important symbols. The square is bordered by the city's magnificent city hall.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Madrid by Night Segway Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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 Rooftop Walking Tour of Madrid, Madrid
  • Duration: 3 hours
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