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Madrid is Spain’s capital city, and a favorite among world travelers. The modern metropolis is home to some of the most stunning architecture and artistic heritage in Europe. The city attracts many visitors, and there’s no shortage of accommodations or activities in this cosmopolitan city. Gothic cathedrals and immense neo-classical buildings are abundant throughout the city, while the centrally-located Plaza Mayor functions as the city's public meeting place and administrative center.

Hotels near Madrid-Barajas International Airport are linked to Madrid city center via metro, or travelers can easily find a Madrid city center hotel around Opera and Sol, the two most popular zones in the city center.

The major museums in the city are located near metro stops and sightseers can walk from one to the next. Many Madrid hotels are near city attractions, including the famous Museo Del Prado, which is home to an impressive classical art collection. Art enthusiasts would do well to visit the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art, which contains masterpieces by renowned artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso.

Among Madrid’s stunning architecture is of course the Palacio Real , a massive palace where one can spend hours imagining what life must have been like for Spain’s royals.

Madrid’s Park of the Pleasant Retreat, known locally as El Retiro, is a massive public park offering a natural escape in the middle of the city. It’s easy to see why this natural treasure is often referred to as the Central Park of Madrid. There’s no shortage of exciting nightlife in Madrid, and the locals are just as active participants as the vacationers in the city.

Find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Madrid are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.