Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
City: 3 213 271 (2008)
Metro: 6 271 638 (2008)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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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.
Random Madrid Highlights
Palacio de Santa Cruz, Madrid
The Palacio de Santa Cruz was built in 1643 as a royal prison. It is one of the finest examples of Habsburg architecture in Madrid.
Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid
Plaza de Santa Ana is a square located in Madrid's literary quarter, bordered by a theater and several cafés, bars and restaurants. Monuments on the square honor some of Spain's most famous playwrights.
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.
Azca, Madrid
AZCA is Madrid's modern business district, located north of the city's historic center. The area includes several of Spain's tallest buildings as well as Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Madrid by Bus Sightseeing Tour, Madrid
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Small-Group Pedraza and Segovia Tour from Madrid, Madrid
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