Top reasons to visit Madrid

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  1. If you’re an art lover, you can’t miss the museum triangle featuring El Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. They hold some of the most valuable collections of renaissance, baroque and modern art in the world.
  2. You can relax at the Retiro park, a beautifully landscaped oasis in the middle of the bustling city.
  3. No sports fans should miss the enormous Real Madrid home stadium, one of the largest in the world. Hardcore football fans should also plan a visit to the Vicente Calderon stadium (home of Atletico de Madrid).
  4. Visit the Atocha train station to admire its stunning architecture and breathtaking indoor “jungle”.
  5. Madrid is a great example of urban development with the central M30 highway moved underground to leave place for parks and recreation areas by the Manzanares river.
  6. Madrid’s unique climate makes it a suitable destination for almost all year (except summer when it gets too hot and dry).
  7. The medieval town center hides many architectural treasures waiting for you to discover them.
  8. The square beside the Royal Palace boasts statues of every ruler of Spain since Roman times.
  9. Several beautiful UNESCO listed cities and towns are just an hour away.
  10. Discover Plaza Mayor, an authentic Spanish enclosed square, that witnessed everything from Christmas markets to bullfighting and public executions.
  11. The largest urban park in Spain is also located in Madrid, and it’s bigger than New York’s Central Park.
  12. Several baroque and neoclassical gates, such as Puerta de Alcalá and Puerta de Toledo still remain in place, allowing you to imagine where the city walls once stood.
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