madrid
Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
Population
City: 3 165 235 (2014)
Metro: 6 569 530 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Madrid
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
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.
City Hall, Madrid
Madrid's magnificent city hall was originally built in the early 20th century as the headquarters for the country's postal service. In 2007 it became the official seat of the mayor of Madrid.
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.
Gran Vía, Madrid
Gran Vía, a showcase of early 20th century architecture, is a large street created between 1904 and 1929. The most famous landmark along the street in the 1911 Metropolis building.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
PICNIC EXPERIENCE, Madrid
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
From USD
$27.72
Balloon flights over Madrid, Segovia or Toledo, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$184.80
Madrid Prado Museum Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
From USD
$68.15



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