Madrid and its surroundings
A cosmopolitan and cultural city
Spain’s capital city, centre of business, headquarters of the Central Civil Service, the State Government and the Spanish Parliament. City of reference throughout Europe and worldwide.
Cosmopolitan, hospitable, always changing, open-minded and multicultural, Madrid is “several cities in one,” like a window opened to the world.
This large metropolis of 3.285 million inhabitants (6 million if the citizens of its metropolitan area are also included) boasts an intense cultural and artistic activity. Also, its nightlife is universally renowned, making it a real truth that Madrid never sleeps.
main tourist attractions in Madrid are mostly in the City Centre, Salamanca, Chamberí, Retiro and Arganzuela.
The epicentre of activity in Madrid is the Puerta del Sol, the departure point for all the arterial roads in Spain. The two most famous trips because of their streets are the Route along Madrid de los Austrias and Madrid de los Borbones. By the way, both of these trips can be carried out in a tourist bus.
You also cannot forget to visit some of the city’s most representative monuments like Puerta de Alcalá, the Cibeles Fountain, the Oso y Madroño (Bear and Strawberry Tree) Monument also located at Puerta del Sol and, of course, Plaza Mayor.