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.
Random Madrid Highlights
Almudena Cathedral, Madrid
A surprisingly new building with a modern interior, Madrid's cathedral was only consecrated as recently as 1993 after a construction process that took more than 100 years.
Royal Palace, Madrid
The Palacio Real or Royal Palace is one of Europe's grandest palaces. Modeled after the Versailles Palace, it is even larger than the original with an astounding 2000 rooms.
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.
Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid
The Plaza de Cibeles is best known for its famous fountain of goddess Cibele, one of Madrid's most important symbols. The square is bordered by the city's magnificent city hall.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Madrid Bike Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$25.08
Madrid GPS-Guided GoCar Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies depending on selected tour grade
From USD
$19.95



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