Top experiences in Madrid
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, located on the Manzanares river. It's found landlocked in the center of the country and has a population of roughly 3.3 million, making it the third largest city in the European Union, after London and Paris.
Residents here are made up of an eclectic mix of Europeans and US expatriates. The streets and cafes are full of French business men, retired German couples, young middle-class British families and US college students studying abroad, as well as a large chunk of locals. Madrid is always brimming with a huge number of tourists visiting from all over the world, rushing between landmarks, snapping hundreds pictures along the way.
The streets are lined with huge and architecturally stunning buildings, such as the Teatro Real, the Palacio Real de Madrid and the Almudena Cathedral. There are also several parks and green spaces, including the Parque del Retiro, which is one of the most popular in Spain. Madrid is also known for its “Paseo del Arte”, made up of the Prado Museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
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