Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Spanish
City: 3 213 271 (2008)
Metro: 6 271 638 (2008)
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
Plaza de la Villa, Madrid
The Plaza de la Villa or Town Square is a small square in the heart of Madrid. The square is surrounded by several historic buildings, including Madrid's former town hall.
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.
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.
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.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Private Tour: Toledo Day Trip from Madrid, Madrid
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Madrid Segway Tour, Madrid
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