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
Metropolis Building, Madrid
The Metropolis Building is one of the most photographed buildings in Madrid thanks to its prime location near the Gran Via and the magnificent Beaux-Arts architecture.
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.
Cuartel del Conde-Duque, Madrid
This large complex was built in the early 18th century as a barracks for the Royal Guard. The building, now used by cultural and governmental institutions, is characterized by its Baroque portal.
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.




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