​​​The country's capital and financial centre, Madrid combines modern infrastructures such as the “Puerta de Europa” (Gate of Europe Towers),  and a rich cultural, artistic and architectural heritage like its famous historic quarter or the “Madrid de los Austrias” (Habsburg Madrid).  Discover Madrid's history walking through its modern districts, resting along the shore of the lake in El Retiro park, or having a drink in the old city centre.


Highlights

Plaza Mayor

The Main Square is a symbol of the city. The colonnade of the square houses traditional businesses and a wealth of bars and restaurants.

It was inaugurated in 1620. Several buildings, such as the Casa de la Panadería (Bakery House) or Casa de la Carnicería (Butcher House), stand out in the square with their façades covered in frescoes.

Museo del Prado

The Prado Museum features one of the world's finest collections of art, mainly devoted to painting.

It holds a sizeable number of pre-twentieth century masterpieces. In addition to this most notable collection of paintings, the museum also features sculpture, Greco-Roman and Renaissance works, etc.

Retiro park

Right in the center of the city, this green area covering 291 acre is a gem of Madrid's artistic-natural heritage.

The Retiro gardens house several monuments and sights such as the Palacio de Cristal (Glass Palace) near the man-made lake, or the Puerta de España (Spain's Gate). Visitors may go for a boat ride in the lake.

Agenda

EDP Rock´n´Roll Madrid Marathon

EDP Rock´n´Roll Madrid Marathon

On 23 April, 2017

In April, the Spanish capital will host the Madrid Popular Marathon, one of the most important sporting events of Spain. Moreover, there will be live music performances on over 20 stages. Put your sneakers on !

Connections​

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