A walk in Madrid: by train, plane, car or on foot you can discover amazing tourist places: Aranjuez, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de alcalá, Prado museum...
Prado museum is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art.
This fountain is the most important symbol of Madrid. It was built at the end of the 18th Century under the orders of King Carlos III. It was designed by architect Ventura Rodríguez in marble and represents the goddess Cibeles astride a lion-drawn chariot. In her hands she holds a scepter and the keys to the city.
Gran Vía is an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid. Now, the street is known as the Spanish Broadway, and is one of the streets with more nightlife in Europe. It is known as the street that never sleeps. It leads from Calle de Alcalá, close to Plaza de Cibeles, to Plaza de España.
Located in the centre of Retiro Park in central Madrid is an imposing glass palace modelled on London's Crystal Palace. It was built around 36 years after its London counterpart in 1887
Palacio Real de Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but is only used for state ceremonies. King Juan Carlos and the Royal Family do not reside in the palace, choosing instead the more modest Palacio de la Zarzuela on the outskirts of Madrid
Santa María la Real de La Almudena is the Catholic cathedral in Madrid, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid. It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993.
The current City Hall of Madrid is the Communications Palace ("Palacio de las Comunicaciones" in spanish). It is a magnificient building situated along the south side of the Cibeles Square.
Madrid is in constant motion. Neighbourhood streets stay full with a steady tide of people from all over the world. Restaurants serving tapas and traditional Castilian cuisine seemingly never close, let alone empty. Historic monuments and internationally renowned museums show themselves around every corner. With landmarks like the iconic Cibeles fountain, Teatro Real opera house and the splendid Retiro Park, Madrid’s beauty and charm span eras – from classical to cutting-edge cosmopolitan as the city inexhaustibly continues to move forward.
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