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
Puerta del Sol, Madrid
The Puerta del Sol is a busy square at the very heart of Madrid and even all of Spain, as its '0 km mark' is situated here. The square is also the location of the statue of a bear, Madrid's symbol.
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 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.
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
Christmas Eve Flamenco, Madrid
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$103.95
Royal Palace of Madrid 1.5-Hour Guided Tour, Madrid
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
From USD
$42.74



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