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Discover and explore Madrid, the capital city of Spain, walk about Play Mayor, visit Catherdal S Almudena, enjoy the splendors of the Royal Palace.


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Royal Palace

The Almudena Cathedral faces the Royal Palace, the Jardines de Sabatini are behind the Palace, while the Plaza de Oriente is across the road.




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Palacio Real Royal Palace

The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) is the largest palace in Europe. It has 2,800 rooms, over 110 (main) doors, 870 window, 270 balconies and 44 staircases and a banquet hall with a table that can seat 140 people! It was used by the Kings and Queen of

Palacio Real

Catherdal S Almudena

The site on which Almudena Cathedral now stands was originally occupied by Madrid's first mosque, later it became a Catholic dedicated to one of Madrid's patron saints, Santa María de la Almudena.

Catherdal S Almudena

Jardines de Sabatini

The gardens are part of the Royal Palace and were opened to the public in 1978.

Jardines de Sabatini

Plaza de Oriente

Though located on the west side of the city,the Plaza de Oriente (East Square) is so called because it is on the eastern side of the Palacio Real.

Plaza de Oriente

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Palacio Real

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Gran Via

Follow the Gran Via ( Main Street ) west to the Plaza de España and take in the Templo de Debod, which lies just across the road.




Gran Via Gran Via

The Gran Via is one of the most important shopping and theatre areas. There are a large number of hotels nearby.

Gran Via

Plaza de España

The Plaza de España is a large square on the western side of Gran Via. The square has a fountain, and a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra the creator of the characters Don Quixote and Sancho. The square overlloks some of Madrid's tallest buildings.Panza

Plaza de España

Templo de Debod

The Templo de Debod once stood in the Nile Valley of Egypt, 31km (19 miles) from Aswan. Built in the 4th century BC, it was dedicated to the god Amun and the goddess Isis. It was given to the Spanish government when the Aswan Dam was constructed

Templo de Debod

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Gran Via

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Calle Mayor

The Calle Mayor while not as long as Gran Via has a number of interesting stops such as Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Plaza de la Villa.




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Plaza Mayor Calle Mayor

The Plaza Mayor, a grand arcaded square in the center of Madrid is very popular with tourists and locals

Plaza Mayor

Puerta del Sol

This is Madrid's most famous and most central square, located just a short walk from the Plaza Mayor. Originally it was the site of one of the city's gates

Puerta del Sol

Plaza de la Villa

The Plaza de la Villa or Town Square is a small square just off the western end of Calle Mayor. The largest and most prominent building in the square is the town hall or Casa de la Villa. The statue in the square center is of Alvaro de Bazan, the architect of the Spanish Armada.

Plaza de la Villa

Plaza de sta Anna

Plaza Santa Ana is a great place to start an evening's entertainment in Madrid. The Madrileños will often start arriving to this area around 11pm on Friday's and Saturday's. Plaza Santa Ana is a very pleasant square just off Puerta del So

Plaza de sta Anna

Capillo del Obisbo

In medeival times Capillo del Obisbo was an important area of the city, but fell into disuse. Recently it has been rejuvenated and is a pleasant place to enjoy some coffee or tapas in the local bars.

Capillo del Obisbo

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Plaza Mayor Madrid

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Calle de Alcalá

Calle de Alcalá is a west east running street that crosses Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado. Plaza de la Cibeles with its fountains and round about is the intersecting point. Plaza del la Independencia is further east.




Calle de Alcalá Calle de Alcalá

Calle Alcala is the longest street in Madrid and runs right down to Puerto del Sol

Calle de Alcalá

Plaza de la Cibeles

The Cibeles fountain depicts the goddess of nature Cybele in a chariot pulled by two lions. Today whenever Real Madrid win a soccer tournament, the supporters celebrate in the fountain.

Plaza de la Cibeles

Paseo Recoletos

The Paseo Recoletos is one of the great walk ways in Madrid.The center part of the boulevard is a pedestrian walk, lined with gardens, trees, statues, fountains

Paseo Recoletos

Paseo del Prado

The Paseo del Prado is one of the main boulevards in Madrid, Spain. It runs north-south between the Plaza de Cibeles and the Plaza de Atocha.

Paseo del Prado

Plaza del la Independencia

In the center of the plaza sits the impressive Puerta de Alcalá. This large granite structure used to be a main entrance gate to Madrid from the city of Alcalá de Henares.

Plaza del la Independencia

Círculo de Bellas Artes

Above the Círculo de Bellas Artes. The Círculo de Bellas Artes is a major multidisciplinary centre with one of the most active cultural programmes in Madrid.

Círculo de Bellas Artes

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Calle de Alcalá

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Parque del Buen Retiro

The Parque del Buen Retiro is south east of Paseo del Prada and is worth spending some time walking through. The railway station is just south of the park.




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Parque del Buen Retiro Parque del Buen Retiro

The park is Madrid's most popular and can be crowded at weekends during the summer months. Nevertheless, it provides some nice walks sheltered from the sun.

Parque del Buen Retiro

Atocha

The Atocha Railway station is the main station in Madrid, serving the south and the major cities.

Atocha

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Parque del Buen Retiro


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