Places of tourist interest in Spain – Madrid
Madrid, the capital city of Spain, does not need any introduction. It is also called the ‘most touristic city’ of Spain. Enchantingly beautiful nature, historic buildings and parks and many examples of modern architecture, museums etc. keep the tourist busy and mesmerized.
A tour of the city:
Some tour operators advise tourists to go round the city on foot because many of the tourist spots are very close by. Some tourists are of the opinion that the city is lively, be it day or night.
The Royal Palace, called as ‘Palacio Real’ in the Spanish language, is one of the most popular tourist spots in Madrid. This spectacularly beautiful palace is lavishly decorated. The Royal armory, weapons used during the medieval period and many works of art and artifacts are on display here. The museum in the palace has a collection of some of the rarest works of art and paintings. The palace is occupied by the present Royal family.
Plaza Mayor, also called Sol or Opera, is the most popular plaza of Madrid. This huge structure is unbelievably beautiful. A statue of Felipe III has been installed in the middle of the plaza. Many symphony concerts and tournaments are held in this plaza, which was used earlier for bullfighting. This is one of the busiest places in Madrid.
The Retiro Park is the ideal place to spend your day with family and friends in the midst of an enchanting environment. The tourist can enjoy boating in this park. The crystal palace, which is made of glass, receives a large number of visitors throughout the year.
The Egyptian temple, Templo de Dedod, is another place worth visiting. This is located very close to the Royal palace. The park around the palace is amazingly beautiful. The temple is strategically located for those who want to watch the sunset.
The tourists will be amazed to see the huge structure of the Cathedral de la Almudena. This beautiful structure was completed in the 20th century.
Apart from these, there are many other places, like the cultural centre, called CaixaForum, the main square, called Plaza de la Villa, Zoo Aquarium, and the Royal Theatre, which are worth visiting.
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