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)
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.
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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.
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.
Royal Palace, Madrid
The Palacio Real or Royal Palace is one of Europe's grandest palaces. Modeled after the Versailles Palace, it is even larger than the original with an astounding 2000 rooms.
Prado Museum, Madrid
The Prado Museum has an expansive collection with a variety of works including a largest collection of Spanish painting, with important works from Goya and Velázquez in particular.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Casa de Campo Segway Tour, Madrid
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$45.45
Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: From 70 minutes to 2.5 hours (depending on option
From USD
$56.85



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