Madrid (/ m ə ˈ d r ɪ d / mə-DRID, Spanish: [maˈðɾið]) is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.4 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.7 million. It is the second-largest city in the European Union (EU), and its monocentric metropolitan area is the second-largest in the EU.
Madrid boasts an array of public parks and gardens from the Casa de Campo, Spain's largest green space, to El Retiro Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What’s On in Madrid Madrid is one of the busiest European capitals in terms of shows and cultural activities. Check out our calendar of events. live like a madrileño Madrid's coffee shops
Madrid, cheerful and vibrant at all hours, is famous for being an open city with all kinds of people from anywhere in the world. In addition to its famous museums, busy streets dotted with all kinds of shops, restaurants with world cuisine and unbeatable nightlife, Madrid will surprise you with its tranquil historic spots that charm everyone walking by.
Madrid, city, capital of Spain and of Madrid provincia (province). Spain’s arts and financial centre, the city proper and province form a comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) in central Spain. Madrid’s status as the national capital reflects the centralizing policy of the 16th-century Spanish king Philip II and his successors.
Madrid. Madrid has excellent art museums, phenomenal food, enormous parks and Europe’s largest palace, but its inclusive atmosphere is what really makes the city soar. Jump to: Must see experiences. Featured & Latest stories.
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Madrid is a fascinating city with a storied history that spans nearly a millennium and a thriving nightlife that will have you still dancing as the sun rises. With architectural wonders, world-class gastronomy, famed art museums and even an Egyptian temple within the city limits, the Spanish capital offers sights and attractions to satisfy all visitors.
Delve into Madrid’s exciting food scene and treat yourself to a dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant, grab a drink and some tapas in a century-old taberna or enjoy a bite to eat and a cocktail in a rooftop bar with fabulous views. Shopping Art, fashion, luxury goods, antiques, music, technology gadgets… There’s nothing you can’t buy in Madrid.
Madrid’s grand central square is found in the heart of Hapsburg Madrid, the oldest part of the city. Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum Embark on a journey through seven centuries of European art, from the early 1200s to the late 20th century, taking in works by the likes of Dürer, Frans Hals, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Kirchner. Puerta del Sol
#3 in Madrid 2.7 miles to city center [SEE MAP] Address: Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23 Find Tours & Tickets Museums TYPE 2 hours to Half Day TIME TO SPEND One of Madrid's most famous museums,...