Madrid - information about the city

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area is calculated to be 6.271 million. It is the third largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third largest in the European Union after London and Paris. The city spans a total of 604.3 km (233.3 sq mi).
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Madrid - tourist attractions

markerA Puerta del Sol The Puerta del Sol ("Gate of the Sun") is one of the best known and busiest places in Madrid. This is the centre (Km 0) of the radial network of Spanish roads. The square also contains the famous clock whose bells mark the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes and the beginning of a new year. The ... Puerta del Sol - photo
markerB Plaza Mayor in Madrid The Plaza Mayor was built during the Habsburg period and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is located only a few Spanish blocks away from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape, measuring 129 by 94 metres, and is surrounded by three-story ... Plaza Mayor in Madrid - photo
markerC Plaza de Cibeles The Plaza de Cibeles is a square with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid. The fountain of Cibeles is found in the part of Madrid commonly called the Paseo de Recoletos. This fountain, named after Cybele (or Ceres), Roma... Plaza de Cibeles - photo
markerD Caja Madrid Obelisk The Caja Madrid Obelisk is a monument designed by Santiago Calatrava located in the Plaza de Castilla in Madrid, Spain. It was donated by the bank Caja Madrid to the city. To mark the 300th anniversary of its foundation (1702-2002), Caja Madrid commissioned the architect and sculptor Santiago Calatr... Caja Madrid Obelisk - photo
markerE Almudena Cathedral Santa María la Real de La Almudena is a Catholic cathedral in Madrid. When the capital of Spain was transferred from Toledo to Madrid in 1561, the seat of the Church in Spain remained in Toledo; so the new capital – unusually for a Catholic country – had no cathedral. Plans were discussed as early a... Almudena Cathedral - photo
markerF Temple of Debod The Templo de Debod or Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple which was rebuilt in Madrid, Spain. The temple was built originally 15 km south of Aswan in southern Egypt very close to the first cataract of the Nile and to the great religious center dedicated to the goddess Isis, in Philae. In ... Temple of Debod - photo
markerG National Museum of Anthropology in Madrid The National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología) is a national museum of Spain, located in Madrid near the Parque del Buen Retiro and opposite Atocha railway station. It is considered the oldest anthropology museum in Spain, formally inaugurated on April 29, 1875 during the reign... National Museum of Anthropology in Madrid - photo
markerH Gate of Europe The Gate of Europe towers (la Puerta de Europa) or just Torres KIO are twin office buildings in Madrid. The towers have a height of 114 m (374 ft) and have 26 floors. They were constructed from 1989 to 1996. The Puerta de Europa is the second tallest twin towers in Spain after the Torres de Santa Cr... Gate of Europe - photo
markerI Las Ventas The Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is a famous bullring in Madrid (Spain). This bullring was designed by the architect José Espeliú in the Neo-Mudéjar (Moorish) style with ceramic incrustations. The seats are situated in ten "tendidos". The price of the seats depends upon how close they are to the are... Las Ventas - photo
markerJ Museo Naval in Madrid Museo Naval in Madrid - a maritime museum located on the Paseo del Prado in Madrid. Contains collections related to the history of Spanish sea travel and the development of the navy. Among the exhibits there is a map of Juan de la Cosa, the relationship of the journey of Christopher Columbus, numero... Museo Naval in Madrid			 - photo

Relevant data

Geographical coordinates: 40.4, -3.6833
Approximate population: 3,273,049

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