Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
City: 3 165 235 (2014)
Metro: 6 569 530 (2014)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
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.
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.
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.
Arco de la Victoria, Madrid
The Arco de la Victoria (Victory Arch) is a 39m (128 ft) high triumphal arch built by dictator Franco in 1956 as a tribute to his army's victory in the civil war.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Flamenco Show and Special Menu at Torres Bermejas in Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 80 minutes
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Mountain Biking in Madrid - Small-Group, Madrid
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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Madrid Bike Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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