Madrid is the largest City and capital of Spain. The City boasts a wide variety of World-recognised attractions and beautifully sunny weather depending upon which time of year you decide to visit. During recent years the City has been modernised however, has still held onto its historical theme, which is apparent throughout. Well known landmarks such as the Prado Museum, Alcala Gate and Santiago Bernabeu are just a small example as to what Madrid has to offer in terms of history and culture.
Madrid is best known for its ‘Golden Triangle’ of art museums - Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornomisza. The celebrated Paseo del Arte (Art Walk) links all three. The city’s focal point remains the Puerta del Sol - the eastern puerta (gate) of the city during the 15th century. The monument of the bear and madroño (strawberry tree), in the centre of the square, symbolises Madrid. The Calle Mayor leads west from Sol, to the Plaza Mayor, which evokes the splendour of Spain’s 17th-century Golden Age.
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