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About Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain's central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.

  • Postal code: 28001–28080
  • Weather: 11°C, Wind SW at 13 km/h, 57% Humidity
  • Area code(s): +34 (ES) + 91 (M)
  • Population: 6.55 million (2018) Eurostat
  • Colleges and Universities: Complutense University of Madrid
  • Did you know: Madrid is the ninth-most densely populated European Union city proper (5,390 people per km²)

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