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Landmarks and Historic sites


1 Royal Palace
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Rank: 2 About 195

The Royal Palace of Madrid, or Palacio Real, located on Bailén Street, is the official residence of the King of Spain.The royal family does not reside in the palace, however, it is still used for state...

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Address: Calle Bailén 28071 + Share


2 Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Almudena
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Rank: 8 About 195

The Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Almudena is the church cathedral of the city. The construction of the church lasted more than 100 years, which is why the building has differentarchitectural styles: the interior of the church is Gothic, while the...

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Address: Catedral de la Almudena + Share


3 Plaza de Toros de las Ventas
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Rank: 12 About 195

The Plaza de Toros de las Ventas is a popular bullring in Madrid in Spain. It is located in the barrio of Guindalera in Salamanca and was inaugurated in 1931. With seating capacity of 25,000, it is known to be the...

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Address: Calle de Alcalá, 237 + Share


4 temple de debod
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Rank: 15 About 195

The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple rebuilt in Madrid in Spain. Originally built 15 kilometers to the south of Aswan, in South...

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Address: templo de Debod + Share


5 Puerta de Toledo
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Rank: 18 About 195

The Puerto de Toledo is beautiful city gate located at the roundabout in Madrid, Spain. It is a monument of the nineteenth century, built out of granite and is 19 meters high. This magnificent monument...

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Address: Glorieta Puerta de Toledo 4 + Share


6 Church of St. Jerome the royal
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Rank: 19 About 195

In the Church of San Jeronimo El Real, the oaths of the Prince's of the Asturias, the royal wedding and royal proclamations. Inside there are some works of great artistic value, such as sculptures of Benlliure Juan Pascual de Mena.

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Address: Calle Moreto 4 + Share


7 Church of St. Isidro
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Rank: 22 About 195

The Church of San Isidro is a classic example of the Italian Baroque, it is inspired by the Church of the Jesus in Rome. Inside there is a sarcophagus containing the relics of Saint Isidro and his wife, Santa Maria de la Cabeza.

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Address: Calle de Toledo, 37 + Share


8 Monastery of Barefeet Royals
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Rank: 24 About 195

The Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, located in the center of Madrid, is worth a visit because it preserves an important collection of paintings, tapestries and religious images, due to the large number of noblewomen who were restrained carrying...

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9 Puerta de Alcalà
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Rank: 28 About 195

La Puerta de Alcala is presented in the style of a triumphal arch but has five entrances instead of three. Here the baroque and neoclassical style blend together, as the Ionic capitals of the columns overlying the pillars remind us. It is one of the...

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Address: Plaza de la Independencia + Share


10 Basilica of St. Francis the great
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Rank: 30 About 195

The Basilica of San Francisco El Grande has an enormous dome, second only to that of the Pantheon in Rome and St. Peter's Basilica. Inside the church is a valuable collection of paintings, including a work by Goya, Velázquez and works by other...

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Address: Calle SAN BUENAVENTURA 1 + Share


11 Gate of europe
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Rank: 37 About 195

The Porta d'Europa is an attractive building, consists of two buildings tilted towards each other, with an angle of 15 ° from the vertical. This is the first example in the world of inclined skyscrapers. Passing by here, you will really feel to make a...

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Address: Plaza de la Castilla + Share


12 Statue of the bear and the strawberry tree
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Rank: 58 About 195

The Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree is a sculpture in stone and bronze. It is one of the most admired and photographed tourist attractions and is located in Puerta del Sol. The statue, unveiled in 1967 and built by Navarro Santafé, is the...

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Address: Calle del Carmen, 4, + Share


Best Places
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Rank: 59 About 195

An immense memorable journey would be to the biggest cities of Spain, Madrid. This is a perfect location to see some of the best places in the world. These includes places like Plaza Mayor,...

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The Prado
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Rank: 73 About 195

The Prado is a world famous museum and art gallery in Madrid, Spain.The Prado, meaning ‘meadow’ in Spanish, was built under the reign of Charles the Third....

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13 El Escorial
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Rank: 84 About 195

El Escorial is a historical residence of the King of Spain and is also one of the Spanish royal sites in the city. It functions as a monastery, a museum, school and a royal palace too. El Escorial has two architectural complexes which...

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14 Catedral de la Almudena
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Rank: 89 About 195

Another popular tourist destination at Madrid is the Almudena Cathedral. It is a beautiful cathedral in the city which depicts the talents of antique architectures. The cathedral appears more beautiful in the night time. It is...

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Address: Bailén 10 28013 Madrid, Spain + Share


15 Statue of the fallen angel
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Rank: 153 About 195

The only statue dedicated to the devil in the world, representing Lucifer, represented with a snake around his neck, and was expelled from heaven and condemned to hell.

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Address: Alfonso XIII, C + Share

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