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
Palacio de las Cortes, Madrid
This imposing neoclassical building was erected in the early 19th century. It houses the Congreso de los Diputados, the lower house of the Cortes, the Spanish parliament.
Metropolis Building, Madrid
The Metropolis Building is one of the most photographed buildings in Madrid thanks to its prime location near the Gran Via and the magnificent Beaux-Arts architecture.
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.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Tapas and History of Old Madrid Evening Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$114.35
Private Guided Tour: Madrid The Old City, Madrid
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$56.60



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