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 Real Casa de Correos The Real Casa de Correos is a building in the southern part of the Puerta del Sol in Madrid (Spain). Its construction dates back to the end of the second half of the eighteenth century, and is the oldest building in the Puerta del Sol. The best known of its architecture is the clock that exist in a ... Real Casa de Correos - photo
markerH Cason del Buen Retiro The Cason del Buen Retiro is one of only two buildings that have survived the destruction of the Palacio del Buen Retiro, from which they take their name. Built in 1637 by Alonso Carbonell was initially designed as a ballroom space for the court of Philip IV. From year 1971 is one of the buildings ... Cason del Buen Retiro - photo
markerI Buen Retiro Park The Buen Retiro Park (Jardines del Buen Retiro or Parque del Buen Retiro or simply El Retiro) is the largest park of the city of Madrid, Spain. The park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, when it became a public park. The Buen Retiro Park is a large and popular 1.4 km (350... Buen Retiro Park			 - photo
markerJ Monument to Alfonso XII The Monument to King Alfonso XII is located in Buen Retiro Park (El Retiro), Madrid, Spain. The monument is situated on the east edge of an artificial lake near the center of the park. In 1902, a national contest was held to design a monument for King Alfonso XII at the initiative of the Queen Mothe... Monument to Alfonso XII - photo

Relevant data

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

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