Madrid's Royal Palace was built in the 18th century, by order of Philip V, on the site of the old Alcázar fortress, a former Moorish castle.
This gallery in Madrid has the most complete collection of Spanish painting from 11th-18th centuries, and many masterpieces by great universal artists such as El Greco, Vel...
Located in the heart of Madrid, its origins stem from the reign of Felipe IV, when the Buen Retiro Palace was built on the initiative of Count Duke of Olivares.
The Market of Rastro in Madrid is the most popular open air flea market in Madrid. Read more about this market and more in this online tourist guide of Madrid.
This Madrid guide contains the most essential information you need to plan a visit to the capital of Spain. It will give not only give an overview of tourist attractions, but moreover an overview of the upcoming events in Madrid. Madrid possesses a wealth of cultural attractions and we guide you around the many museums, buildings, public spaces and districts. If you've already planned a trip to Madrid you might be interested in the events that will take place during your stay. ... Read full Text
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Facts about Madrid
Madrid, the capital and largest city of Spain, has a population of roughly 3.3 million and in the metropolitan area live over 6 million people. It's after London and Berlin the third largest city in the European union. Madrid is considered the major financial center of Southern Europe because of the strong economy and high standard of living. The city is divided into 21 districts, where the districts of Palacio, Embajadores, Justicia, Universidad and Sol are considered the city center.
In Plaza de Oriente Square you will find the Royal Theatre, one of the best Opera houses in Europe due to its modern facilities and unrivalled acoustics.
This is one of the most well-known monuments in Madrid.
The Puerta del Sol is the heart of Madrid. Since this is the place where supposedly all roads leave in Spain (they call it the 'kilometer zero').
This district is composed almost entirely, by the Parque del Retiro, which is not to be confused with the Jardines del Buen Retiro, popularly known as El Retiro.
Moncloa-Aravaca, also named Moncloa, is a district divided into 7 neighborhoods.
The Chueca district, bounded by the street of Barquillo Hortaleza, Gran Vía and Calle Fernando VI, is one of the most genuine and cosmopolitan of the city center.
This district, which borders to the Paseo de la Castellana, Alcalá, María de Molina and Francisco Silvela, is one of the few areas of the city with a defined urban str...