madrid
Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
Population
City: 3 213 271 (2008)
Metro: 6 271 638 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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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.
info BBVA Building
Random Madrid Highlights
Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid
The Mercado de San Miguel is a historic covered market, built in 1916 near the Plaza Mayor. After years of languishing the market reopened in 2009 with modern eateries and food stalls.
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.
Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid
Madrid's Museum of Contemporary Art features works from famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Salvador Dali. The museum is housed in a historic 18th century building.
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.




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