Madrid is the capital of Spain with the population of 3.3 million in the city, while it is 6.5 million in the metropolitan area. It comprises an area, of 604.3 square km. After London and Berlin, it’s the 3rd largest in the European Union. It is the home of the Spanish Royal Family and a center of Spain’s government too. Being the center of the country geographically, it is connected to every major city and is surrounded by striking mountains. The community comprises of Castile-La Macha and Castile and Leon. The climate is mostly dry in summers with maximum temperature of 29Cº and minimum in winters of 4Cº. The city remained to be a popular tourist destination offering the ancient culture of Spain. It is full of palaces, monuments, museums, and statues. From golf to Skiing, Madrid is very sport enthusiasts offering sports events and matches throughout the year. Spanish snack, Tapa, is very popular dish among the tourists. The night life is also very active.
Some of the places where tourists love to go are as follows
The gigantic flea-market of Madrid, El Rastro, should be on the top of must-visit list. Here one can find the hidden features and aspects of the city. Madrid’s Bullring ‘Las Ventas’ should also be visited. Parque del Oeste is a garden of roses which is absolutely stunning. Remains of Ancient building, Templo de Debod is an old Egyptian temple which was renovated. His other medieval buildings are towers of San Pedro El Viejo Church and San Nicolas.
Madrid also contains the WTO’s (World Tourism Organization) headquarters under UNO (United Nation Organization).
The streets of this City are an outdoor museum itself, displaying outdoor sculptures which highlights the era of Rome. It does possess a new infrastructure, still the government is very careful about preserving the historic features and specialties of the city. Some other major Landmarks include the National Library Building, Opera House, Buen Retiro Park, Golden triangle of Art, Prado Museum, Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
Madrid offers all the magic and enchantment, a city embodying excitement and romance in it. Once a tourist visits Madrid, the city never loses the attractive energy to remain in their minds.