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 Palace of Communication The Palace of Communication (Palacio de Comunicaciones) is a palace located on the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain. Originally the headquarters of the postal service, this impressive building was home to the Postal and Telegraphic Museum until 2007 when the building became the Madrid City Hall. It... Palace of Communication - photo
markerH Casa de Campo An amusement park, the Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, and the Madrid Zoo are located inside the park. It is common for families from Madrid to spend days in the park, enjoying the nice weather and looking at the wildlife that may be seen around (mostly squirrels, rabbits and different kinds of bir... Casa de Campo - photo
markerI Culebra Bridge in Madrid Culebra Bridge (Puente de la Culebra) is an architectural work of the eighteenth century, located in Madrid, Spain. It was built in the park la Casa de Campo over the stream Meaques and tributaries of Manzanares and Jarama rivers. The bridge is located in an area known as El Zarzón, in the south-wes... Culebra Bridge in Madrid - photo
markerJ Puerta de Alcalá The Puerta de Alcalá ("Alcalá Gate") is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia ("Independence Square") in Madrid, Spain. It stands near the city center and several meters away from the main entrance to the Parque del Buen Retiro. The square is bisected by Alcalá Street, although t... Puerta de Alcalá - photo

Relevant data

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

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