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
Arco de la Victoria, Madrid
The Arco de la Victoria (Victory Arch) is a 39m (128 ft) high triumphal arch built by dictator Franco in 1956 as a tribute to his army's victory in the civil war.
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.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
This excellent museum has a collection of paintings covering over 800 years of western art. Many of the world's most famous masters such as Rubens, Picasso and Titian are represented here.
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.

Random Madrid Tours & Activities
Skip the Line: Prado Museum Express Ticket and Tour in Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$44.03
Spanish Wine Tour from Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
From USD
$136.22
Las Rozas Village Shopping Trip from Madrid, Madrid
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$22.01



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