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Almudena Cathedral
Almudena Cathedral

Almudena Cathedral (Santa María la Real de La Almudena) is a Catholic church in Madrid, Spain. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid. The cathedral was consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993.

Barrio de La Latina
Barrio de La Latina

La Latina is a historic neighborhood in the Centro district of downtown Madrid, Spain. La Latina occupies the place of the oldest area in Madrid, the Islamic citadel inside the city walls, with narrow streets and large squares.

Calle de Alcalá
Calle de Alcalá

Calle de Alcalá with the Edificio Metrópolis in the foreground Calle de Alcalá is the longest street in Madrid. It starts at the Puerta del Sol and goes on for 10.5 km, to the northeastern outskirts of the city.

Campo del Moro
Campo del Moro

This position was exploited to create one of the best views in Madrid, with the Royal Palace looming beyond an expansive green tapestry, surrounded by monumental fountains within an ample and shady romantic garden. The gardens also contain two Neoclassical fountains: the Fountain of the Tritons and that of the Palace of the Shells.

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Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo

With 1,722.60 hectares of natural space, this location is the most important public park in Madrid. The history of Casa de Campo began with the decision by Philip II to move the Court to Madrid, and reside there. The King built a manor house linking the Palace with the hunting area called El Pardo.

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Casa de la Panadería
Casa de la Panadería

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CíRculo de Bellas Artes
CíRculo de Bellas Artes

The CBA (Círculo de Bellas Artes) is one of the most important private cultural centres in Europe and is characterised by its open attitude towards outstanding innovative artistic trends. It is a multidisciplinary centre with activities ranging from visual art to literature, from science and philosophy to film and the performing arts.

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Convent of Las Descalzas Reales
Convent of Las Descalzas Reales

Monuments in Madrid, Spain: Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales. Madrid through its monuments. Location, history, public transport, schedule, how and when to visit them. Information on guided visits to Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, culture, history, art, etnography of Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

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El Escorial
El Escorial

The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Spanish: Monasterio y Sitio de El Escorial en Madrid), commonly known as El Escorial (Spanish pronunciation: [el eskoˈɾi̯al]), is a historical residence of the King of Spain, in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of the capital, Madrid, in Spain.

El Rastro
El Rastro

El Rastro El Rastro is the most popular open air flea market in Spain. It is held every Sunday and public holiday during the year and is located between Calle Embajadores and the Ronda de Toledo (just south of La Latina metro station and Puerta de Toledo station).

Fountain of Neptune
Fountain of Neptune

Together with the fountain of Apolo, or the Four Seasons, and that of Cibeles, it formed part of the decoration for the 'Salón del Prado' exhibition, a project commissioned by King Charles III. Plaza de Neptuno occupies a central spot in the Paseo del Prado, where the Westin Palace and the Ritz-two of Madrid's most historic hotels- are situated.

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Gran Vía, Madrid
Gran Vía, Madrid

La Gran Vía (1886) by Federico Chueca is a satirical zarzuela in which the anthropomorphized streets of Madrid complain about how the city will lose by their destruction and replacement by the new project.

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Las Ventas
Las Ventas

Plaza 1 confecciona los próximos festejos en Las Ventas. Octavio Chacón, Javier Cortés y Tomás Campos el 24 de junio

Lavapiés
Lavapiés

Lavapiés is a historic neighborhood in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is located in the administrative ward of Embajadores in the downtown Centro District. The name literally means "wash feet" possibly in the fountain in Plaza de Lavapiés which no longer exists.

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Madrid Río
Madrid Río

Madrid Rio is a huge recreational and cultural area both for its landmarks and leisure facilities and the culture it houses, and for being a reference point from which to contemplate and come into contact with monumental Madrid.

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Market of San Miguel
Market of San Miguel

THE MARKET The Mercado de San Miguel is an historic and monumental market infused with literary retrospect located in the heart of Madrid’s old quarter, an area with genuine personality and endless shopping, cultural and entertainment options.

Matadero Madrid
Matadero Madrid

- Central de Diseño: located in unit 17 C. Supported by the Madrid City Council and DIMAD (Madrid Designers' Association), its aim is the promotion and dissemination of design. - Cineteca: the country's first and only cinema with a programme focusing on non-fiction.

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Monumento a Alfonso XII de España
Monumento a Alfonso XII de España

Español: Este monumento al rey Alfonso XII de España (1857–1885) se encuentra en el Parque del Retiro de Madrid . Fue proyectado en 1901 por el arquitecto José Grases Riera (1850–1919), erigido en piedra y bronce de 1902 a 1922, e inaugurado el 3 de julio de 1922. Las esculturas fueron realizadas por 22 artistas.

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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

The Collection of Museo Reina Sofía starts with the end of the 19th Century, addressing the conflicts between a dominant Modernity, understood as progress, and its multiple discontents, as an ideology under constant challenge both in the social and the political fronts, and the cultural and artistic ones.

Museo Nacional Del Prado
Museo Nacional Del Prado

The outstanding quality of the Óscar Alzaga Villaamil donation makes it a significant addition to the Museo Nacional del Prado’s collection. The donation comprises 7 paintings encompassing a broad chronological span, from the late 16th to the mid-19th centuries, by artists from Spain, Italy and Bohemia.

National Archaeological Museum
National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum (MAN), which houses one of the world's most important antique collections, has just reopened after a comprehensive remodelling process that lasted for six years. Comprising implements and works of art from Mediterranean cultures, its exhibits span from prehistory to the 19th century.

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Naval Museum of Madrid
Naval Museum of Madrid

A museum created in 1912, presenting a walk through the history of the decorative arts of the Orient. Madrid Top 10 From one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe to Real Madrid's stadium, discover the city's most popular sights and attractions.

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Palacio
Palacio

The Royal Palace of Madrid (Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but it is only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 135,000 square metres (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms.

Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid
Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid

On the sixth floor, you will also find the Terraza Cibeles, a modern space where you can enjoy a drink, a cocktail, or a bite to eat as you take in the unbeatable views of the Plaza de Cibeles and the Madrid skyline. The Palace, designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi , was opened in 1919 and declared a Cultural Heritage Monument in 1993.

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Palacio de Cristal del Retiro
Palacio de Cristal del Retiro

El Palacio de Cristal de El Retiro es uno de los mejores ejemplos de la llamada arquitectura del hierro en Madrid. Es una estructura de metal y cristal situada en el parque de El Retiro y fue levantado en 1887 con motivo de la Exposición de las Islas Filipinas, celebrada ese mismo año.

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Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid
Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid

The Buen Retiro Park (Spanish: Parque del Buen Retiro, literally "Park of the Pleasant Retreat", or simply El Retiro) is one of the largest parks of the city of Madrid, Spain. The park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, when it became a public park.

Parque del Oeste
Parque del Oeste

The park was an initiative by the mayor of Madrid, Mr. Alberto Aguilera, in the year 1906, who requested the landscaper Cecilio Rodríguez to design a place for walking and recreation for the residents of Madrid.

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Parque Warner Madrid
Parque Warner Madrid

El pasaporte a la mejor diversión. Acceso a los parques que elijas durante todo el año.

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Plaza de Castilla
Plaza de Castilla

La plaza de Castilla es una gran plaza situada al norte de la ciudad de Madrid en el distrito de Chamartín. Está atravesada por el tramo final del paseo de la Castellana, una de las principales arterias de la capital, y constituye el centro neurálgico del barrio de Castilla.

Plaza de Cibeles
Plaza de Cibeles

It is situated in the centre of the Plaza de Cibeles, the square to which it has lent its name, and is flanked by four magnificent buildings: Buenavista Palace (the Army’s General Headquarters), Linares Palace (which accommodates the Casa de América cultural institution), Cibeles Palace (which was previously the main Post Office and is now Madrid City Hall and a cultural centre called CentroCentro), and the Bank of Spain.

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Plaza de España, Madrid
Plaza de España, Madrid

Plaza de España (Spanish for Spain Square) is a large square, a popular tourist destination located in central Madrid, Spain at the western end of the Gran Vía. It features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and is adjacent to two of Madrid's most prominent skyscrapers.

Plaza de la Villa
Plaza de la Villa

Plaza de la Villa is one of Madrid’s best-preserved historical monuments. It is located in the historical zone, next to the Puerta del Sol Gate, and up until not long ago, you could find there the site of the capital City Council.

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Plaza de Oriente
Plaza de Oriente

The Plaza de Oriente is a pedestrianized square bordering Madrid's Royal Palace. The square was laid out in the mid-nineteenth century and is adorned with small gardens and many statues.

Plaza de Santa Ana
Plaza de Santa Ana

The Plaza de Santa Ana, together with the nearby small streets which make up the Huertas district, is one of Madrid's most lively and vibrant areas, with hundreds of tapas bars, terrace cafes, pubs, restaurants and Irish bars all within a relatively small area.

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Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor

The foundations of Plaza Mayor were laid, when Philip II's court moved to Madrid, on the site of the former Plaza del Arrabal, where the town's most popular market was located towards the end of the 15th century.

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Plaza Mayor, Madrid
Plaza Mayor, Madrid

The foundations of Plaza Mayor were laid, when Philip II's court moved to Madrid, on the site of the former Plaza del Arrabal, where the town's most popular market was located towards the end of the 15th century.

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Puerta de Alcalá
Puerta de Alcalá

The Puerta de Alcalá ("Alcalá Gate", from the Arabic word القلعة al-qal'a, "citadel") is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia in Madrid, Spain. It is regarded as the first modern post-Roman triumphal arch built in Europe, older than the similar monuments Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Puerta de Toledo,
Puerta de Toledo,

If you need to stay in Madrid and are yet to choose a hotel, look no further… Hotel Puerta de Toledo is a hotel of the highest quality located in the heart of Madrid’s old town. Hotel Puerta de Toledo is a hotel of the highest quality located in the heart of Madrid’s old town.

Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol

The Puerta del Sol (Spanish for "Gate of the Sun") is a public square in Madrid, one of the best known and busiest places in the city. This is the centre of the radial network of Spanish roads.

Real Jardín BotáNico de Madrid
Real Jardín BotáNico de Madrid

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Royal Palace of Madrid
Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid (Spanish: Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but it is only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 135,000 square metres (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest royal palace in Europe by floor area.

Sabatini Gardens
Sabatini Gardens

These Classical-style gardens were built in the 1930s on the site of the former stables. Located in front of the north façade of the Royal Palace, the gardens, whose construction began during the Second Republic, were completed after the Civil War.

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Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Named after the club’s legendary president who headed Real Madrid between 1943 and 1978, t he Santiago Bernabéu stadium was opened in 1947. It has a capacity for 81,044, 245 VIP boxes and four restaurants (La Esquina, Puerta 57, Real Café Bernabéu and Zen Market, all of them closed during matches).

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Sorolla Museum
Sorolla Museum

The Sorolla Museum, which maintains the original atmosphere of the home and studio of the painter, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 1863 - Cercedilla, 1923), houses the largest collection of his works. It is one of the artist’s most complete and best conserved houses in Europe and its garden, which was also designed by him, is a precious oasis in the city.

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Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree
Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree

The Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree is a sculpture from the second half of the 20th century, situated in the Spanish city of Madrid. It represents the coat of arms of Madrid and is found on the east side of the Puerta del Sol, between Calle de Alcalá and St. Jerónimo run, in the historical centre of the capital.

Teatro Real, Madrid
Teatro Real, Madrid

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Temple of Debod
Temple of Debod

This is an Egyptian temple dating back to the 2nd century BC, transported to Madrid’s Cuartel de la Montaña Park. The temple was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government to save it from floods following the construction of the great Aswan Dam.

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The Madrid Zoo Aquarium
The Madrid Zoo Aquarium

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Initially loaned to Spain for a period of nine and a half years and eventually bought by the State in 1993, the museum’s collection is the result of the late Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza’s and his father, Baron Heinrich’s, fondness for collecting art.

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Universidad
Universidad

Universidad is an administrative ward of Madrid's central district, where the historic neighborhoods of Malasaña and Conde Duque are located. Malasaña is associated with a creative and counter-cultural scene.

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