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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Madrid

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Historical Places in Madrid

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    Explore at least a few of the 2,000 lavishly decorated rooms of the historic Royal Palace of Madrid, considered one of the finest buildings i
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    Plaza Mayor , Madrid
    Once the beating heart of the city’s cultural life, Plaza Mayor has played host to bullfights, markets, symphonies, tournaments, and even exe
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    Templo de Debod , Madrid
    Positioned over the water, Templo de Debod is an Egyptian temple that was rebuilt in Madrid. Egypt gave this temple, which was originally con
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    The seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid, the massive Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena serves as a splendid example o
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    Catedral Primada , Toledo
    The centerpiece of the city and one of only three High Gothic cathedrals in the country, Catedral Primada was constructed using white limesto
    Tours from $29
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    Where to stay in Madrid

    The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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