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
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.
Plaza Mayor, Madrid
Plaza Mayor is a grand symmetrically designed square surrounded by elegant arcaded red brick buildings. It is one of Europe's most beautiful squares.
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.
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
Aranjuez Royal Palace Tour from Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 5 hours
From USD
$62.65
Madrid City Sightseeing and Royal Palace Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$48.87
Flamenco Show at Tablao Cantares in Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$43.86



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