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Madrid

Madrid

The city in Spain that you must visit is, of course, Madrid. Madrid is the capital of Spain and also the largest city that you will find in this country.

 

The city is located in the centre of Spain, on the Spanish Plateau. The capital Madrid is the fourth largest city in all of Europe. The city is also the capital of the autonomous region in which it lies, which is also called Madrid. The inhabitants are called Madrilenians.

Madrid is seen by many as the most important city in the country, among other things because of its central location, but also because of its history, political and financial functions. The city currently has more than 3 million inhabitants. Unique is that the city has a bustling traffic network, but that most neighbourhoods in the city have been able to retain their original atmosphere.

 

Culture in Madrid

You will not lack culture in Madrid. If you walk through the city, you will be surrounded by typical Spanish atmospheres, old buildings and churches, art and local shops.

 

Nightlife

Madrid is famous for its nightlife, among other things. The city is packed with bars, clubs and discos. Seven days a week, day and night – you will find all kinds of people, young and old, Madrid and tourists in the streets of Madrid. There are several busy exit streets such as Calle Bilbao, Tribunal and Alonso Martinez. There are neighbourhoods around the centre where it is just as lively at night as it is during the day.

Madrid, Spain at Almudena Cathedral.

 

Museums

The capital Madrid has three internationally renowned art museums, namely the Museo del Prado, one of the largest and most famous art museums in the world with works from the 14th to 19th centuries. Or the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia with modern and contemporary art. And finally, the Museo Thyssen-Boernemisza that initially contained a private collection.

 

Palacio Real

Palacio Real is Spanish for the Royal Palace. The Royal Palace of Madrid is the working palace of the current King of Spain. This impressive building has an area of 135,000 m2 and has 3418 rooms. It makes this palace the largest royal palace in the world. The palace dates from the 9th century. It was burned down around 1700, after which a new palace was built, that is the current palace that is now there.

In the palace itself, you will also find many beautiful sights such as the throne room (Salón del Trono), the royal chapel (Capilla Real) and the large stairwell with a ceiling painting by Corrado Giaquinto (Escalera Principal). All in all, the palace is worth a visit.

Athen Palacia, Madrid

El Retiro (city park)

Some time added nature you can look into the city park that goes under the name Jardines del Buen Retiro or Parque del Buen Retiro; basically: El Retiro. The 1.4 km2 park was used to house the imperial house of Philip IV, of which some remains can still be seen. The park in addition has a substantial fish pond where you can travel by rowing boat.

Awhile much more nature you can check out the city park that goes under the name Jardines del Buen Retiro or Parque del Buen Retiro; simply put El Retiro. The 1.4 km2 park was utilized to house the royal residence of Philip IV, of which a variety of remains can still be seen. The park likewise has a big fish pond in which you can cruise totally with rowing watercraft.

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