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
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.
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.
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.
Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid
Commissioned by Charles III in the late 18th century, this garden with its a large variety of trees, shrubs and medical herbs provides a lovely green respite in the middle of the city.

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