Located on River Manzanares, Madrid is the Spanish capital and is home to the nationís government and royal family As the biggest city in Spain, you can be assured there is plenty to keep you occupied in Madrid. Some of the more popular attractions include The Royal Palace of Madrid, The Prado Museum and the Botanical Gardens. The El Rastro Market (open Sundays and public holidays) is also worth a look. Delta Air Lines, US Airways and American Airlines all offer direct flights from the USA to Madrid.
Madrid may be lacking in architectural beauty
compared with other major Spanish cities, but it makes up for this
with its boundless energy, blue skies, art, culture and some of the
most exhilarating and exhausting nightlife in Europe. The city is
compact and easy to navigate on foot - most of the sights of
interest are found in the downtown area between the Royal Palace
and Parque del Retiro.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Madrid
The second gallery in Madrid's 'golden
triangle' of art museums is the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, housing
the former private collection of the Thyssen family, which was
bought by the city to enrich its fund of art treasures.
Reina Sofia National Art Centre Museum Madrid
The third of Madrid's famed art galleries,
the Reina Sofia, is dedicated to 20th century Spanish art, having
been designed to give Spain a museum to equal France's Pompidou
Centre and London's Tate Gallery.
Royal Palace Madrid
The massive bright-white Royal Palace
(Palacio Real) on the Plaza de Oriente in Madrid dates from 1734,
when the 3,000-roomed royal residence was commissioned by Philip V.
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