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Madrid, 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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Originally built in 1850 as the Teatro de la Opera, the Royal Theater was in danger of collapsing by the mid 1920s. Fortunately, extensive renovations saved the building from demolition.
One of Spain's most magnificent bullrings, Las Ventas was built in 1929 in the Mozarabic style, an architectural style used by craftsmen from the moorish south.
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.
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