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.
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Random Madrid Highlights
Templo de Debod, Madrid
Madrid is one of just three cities outside Egypt with an intact authentic Egyptian temple, the Temple of Debod. The temple was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government in 1968.
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 Via, Madrid
Gran Via, 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: Madrid City Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$45.07
Madrid Airport Arrival Shuttle Transfer, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$26.55
Madrid City Sightseeing and Royal Palace Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$44.82



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