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
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.
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.
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.
Alcala Gate, Madrid
The Puerta de Alcala was built in 1778 by the Italian architect Sabatini. The neoclassical gate is one of Madrid's best known symbols, featuring on many postcards.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Real Madrid match at the Santiago Bernabeau, Madrid
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$335.60
Madrid Airport Arrival Shuttle Transfer, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$26.28



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