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
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.
Royal Theater, Madrid
Originally built in 1850 as the Teatro de la Opera, the Royal Theater was in danger of collapsing by the mid 1920s. Fortunately, extensive renovations saved the building from demolition.
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.
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.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Madrid at Night Bike Guided Tour , Madrid
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$25.16
Literary Quarter Market and Culture Tour in Madrid, Madrid
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$85.76



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