Mad for Madrid


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The stunning city of Madrid is the capital of Spain. The city centre is surrounded by elegant boulevards, and well manicured parks. In addition to its modern side,  it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets.

The main shopping area and tourist attractions start at C/Alcala and runs for about 13 kilometers to the Plaza de Espana. You will see more than one hundred years of history.

The Palacio Real was commissioned by Felipe V after the earlier Alcázar was lost to a fire in 1734. The Royal Palace is rarely used by the royal family today, and many of its 3,000 rooms are open to view. The architects principally responsible for the final design, which reflects the taste of the Spanish Bourbons, were Italian – Giambattista Sacchetti and Francesco Sabatini – with contributions by the Spaniard Ventura Rodríguez. Filippo Juvarra, Felipe V’s first…

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