Madrid Travel Guide - Introduction
Welcome to Madrid, the capital of Spain!
Madrid is the capital of Spain and, with nearly 4 million inhabitants, is also the country's largest city. What Madrid is lacking in architecture and medieval history - it wasn't named capital until 1562 - it more than compensates with some of the best museums in the world, Europe's craziest nightlife and a slew of unique neighborhoods.
While Madrid is a huge metropolis, the city has a large collection of green zones. Enjoy Sunday afternoon in the centrically-located Retiro Park, or visit the nearby Prado Museum where you can see the most important works of such masters as El Greco, Velázquez, Goya and many others. Art lovers will also enjoy the holdings of the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, where you can see works by Picasso, Dalí and Miró, among others.