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Madrid is the capital and the largest city in Spain, located some 10 km to the south-west from Pinar de Chamartín. This the megapolis has a population of 3,256,000 people. Thousands of tourists visit Madrid every year to see its theatres and art museums and galleries.

Airport Barajas (IATA: MAD) is 20 km away from Madrid and is the closest airport to it.

Interesting places in Madrid

1. Teatro Real
The Teatro Real (literally Royal Theatre) or simply El Real (as it is known colloquially), is a major opera house located in Madrid, Spain.

2. Museo del Prado
The Museo del Prado is a museum and art gallery located in Madrid, the capital of Spain. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection.

3. Palacio de Cristal
The Palacio de Cristal (" Crystal Palace" ) is a glass and metal structure located in Madrid's Buen Retiro Park. It was built in 1887 to exhibit flora and fauna from the Philippines. The architect was Ricardo Velázquez Bosco.

4. Matadero Madrid
Matadero Madrid is a former slaughterhouse in the Arganzuela district of Madrid, which has been converted to an arts centre. Matadero Madrid is a lively, constantly changing space at the service of creative processes, participatory artistic training and dialogue between the arts. It was set up to help reflect on the contemporary sociocultural environment and support processes to build the culture of today and tomorrow. A lab for experimentation and promoting new cross-disciplinary formulae.

5. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, or in Spanish Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, is an art gallery near the Prado Museum in Madrid. It is known as a part of the " Golden Triangle of Art" which also includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia galleries. The Thyssen-Bornemisza fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado's case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, while in the case of the Reina Sofia the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection,

6. Temple of Debod
The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple which was rebuilt in Madrid, Spain.

7. Royal Palace of Madrid
The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official residence of the King of Spain, located in Madrid. King Juan Carlos and the royal family do not reside in this palace, instead choosing the smaller Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid. However, the Palacio Real de Madrid is still used for state occasions.

8. 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.

If you have seen everything in Madrid already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:

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Teatro Real

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Museo del Prado

The Museo del Prado is a museum and art gallery located in Madrid, the

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Palacio de Cristal

The Palacio de Cristal ('Crystal Palace') is a glass and metal

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Matadero Madrid

Matadero Madrid is a former slaughterhouse in the Arganzuela district

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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, or in Spanish Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza,

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Temple of Debod

The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple which was rebuilt in

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Royal Palace of Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) is the official

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Puerta de Alcalá

The Puerta de Alcalá ('Alcalá Gate', from the Arabic word ا

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Almudena Cathedral

Santa María la Real de La Almudena is a Catholic cathedral in Madrid.

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National Archaeological Museum of Spain

The National Museum of Archaeology (Spanish: Museo Nacional de

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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) is the

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Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

The Madrid Zoo Aquarium is a zoo and aquarium in Madrid, Spain. It is

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Teatros del Canal

Los Teatros del Canal son un centro de artes escénicas inaugurado en

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Buen Retiro Park

The Jardines del Buen Retiro or Parque del Buen Retiro (literally

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Hostal Rincon de Sol

starting $75

Hostales Victoria I y II

starting $98

Gay Hostal Puerta del Sol Madrid

starting $113

Hostal Pretoria

starting $102

Puerta del Sol Rooms

starting $104

Hostal Alaska

starting $45

THC Hostal Bergantin

starting $103

Hostal Fuentesol

starting $64

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