Things To Do in Madrid 2019 4k
What’s up Must Do Travels Tribe? Today we are exploring Spain’s capital, Madrid. Known for its elegant boulevards and expansive parks - you’re going to want to do as much as you can in this amazing city. Let’s take a look at the top 8 things to do in Madrid!
Plaza de Mayor 1:05
Madrid's grand central square is a wide opening in the center of tightly packed streets of central Madrid and is one of the prettiest open spaces in Spain that you’ll ever see.
San Miguel Market 1:27
Madrid’s famous market is home to 33 local vendors serving amazing food with fresh ingredients. Here, you can do some daily groceries, take part in exhibitions and snack on all of the delicious food!
Royal Palace 1:58
The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family in Madrid but it is only used for state ceremonies. The palace has 3,418 rooms and has the largest floor area out of any other palace in Europe.
Sabatini Gardens 2:28
Part of the Royal Palace, the Sabatini gardens are a neoclassical style garden where you will find hedges in perfectly symmetric geometrical patterns. This is definitely something pictures can’t do justice!
Museo Nacional del Prado 2:51
The Prado Museum is a national art museum located in central Madrid. It is known to have one of the world's finest collections of European art with some dating all the way back to the 12th century.
Palacio de Cristal 3:12
Madrid’s Palacio de Cristal is a stunning architectural gem that recalls an era when spaces were built to be beautiful. This palace is an elaborate greenhouse where you can find enchanted looking plants all around.
Plaza de Espana 3:41
This plaza is a large square and a popular tourist attraction in Spain. Here, you can find articulate statues and monuments as well as beautiful green space.
Gran Via: 3:59
The Gran Via, or in its English translation: the “Great Way” is known to be Madrid’s Broadway. Here, you can watch the Lion King, a stand-up comedy performance, ballet and so much more. Let’s walk through the street and see what else there is to explore!
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Tourism in Madrid Spain - Best Tourist Attractions
Tourism in Madrid Spain - Best Tourist Attractions
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole. The city has almost 3.2 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), smaller than only London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).
Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of the country. The current mayor is Manuela Carmena from the party Ahora Madrid.
The Madrid urban agglomeration has the third-largest GDP in the European Union and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, environment, media, fashion, science, culture, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Madrid is home to two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid. Due to its economic output, high standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the major financial centre of Southern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula; it hosts the head offices of the vast majority of major Spanish companies, such as Telefónica, IAG or Repsol. Madrid is the 10th most liveable city in the world according to Monocle magazine, in its 2017 index.
Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), belonging to the United Nations Organization (UN), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB). It also hosts major international regulators and promoters of the Spanish language: the Standing Committee of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, headquarters of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish (Fundéu BBVA). Madrid organises fairs such as FITUR, ARCO, SIMO TCI and the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week.
While Madrid possesses modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of national museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which completes the shortcomings of the other two museums. Cibeles Palace and Fountain have become one of the monument symbols of the city. Madrid is the most visited city of Spain.
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