Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
City: 3 213 271 (2008)
Metro: 6 271 638 (2008)
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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
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.
Plaza de Oriente, Madrid
Plaza de Oriente is a pleasant square located between the Royal Palace and the Royal Theater. It is laid out with formal gardens arranged around a monumental equestrian statue of king Philip IV.
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.
Parque del Oeste, Madrid
Just north of the Royal Palace lies the expansive Parque del Oeste (Western Park). Some noteworthy sights in the park include an authentic Egyptian temple, a rose garden and a large fountain.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
5-Day Spain Tour: Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Costa del Sol and Granada from Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 5 days / 4 nights (5 days tour)
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Spanish Cooking Class in Madrid, Madrid
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Madrid City Tour and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Madrid Pub Crawl Including VIP Club Admission, Madrid
  • Average Rating:2.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
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