Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, as well as the capital of the autonomous community of the same name (Comunidad de Madrid). The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million with a metro area population of almost 6.5 million. Madrid is best known for its great cultural and artistic heritage, a good example of which is the El Prado museum. Madrid also boasts some of the liveliest nightlife in the world.
Arrive at Madrid Barajas International Airport or by RENFE train – metro and bus stations are included in the mappa map as well as taxi ranks.
Visit Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza de la Villa, the Royal Palace – Palacio Real, the Catedral de la Almudena, Plaza de España, Gran Vía, Plaza de Cibeles or the Plaza de Castilla. Enjoy a day at a museum: Museo del Prado, which has one of the finest art collections in the world and the best collection of classical art in Madrid. It includes many different collections: the Spanish (El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya), the Flemish and Dutch (Rubens, van Dyck, and Brueghel), Italian (Botticelli, Tintoretto, Titian, Caravaggio, and Veronese) and German (Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, and Baldung Grien). Also, Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Center, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art. Spend some time in the sunshine: El Retiro Park, Royal Botanical Garden (Real Jardin Botanico), Parque del Capricho, Templo de Debod, or La Casa de Campo.
Enjoy classical music, Flamenco, and watch the bullfighting, football or basketball.
Eating and drinking is a real treat in Madrid, hundreds of bars and restaurants are covered on the mappa map.