Madrid – A Golden Triangle of Arts
The capital of Spain, Madrid, is located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula. One of the largest and most beautiful European capitals with a population of more than three million people receives thousands of visitors every day. On the tourist map of Madrid you'll see hundreds of historical and cultural places of interest.
The most renowned is the world-famous «golden triangle of Art». It is marked on many city guides and includes the Museo Nacional Del Prado, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. In the expositions of the museums you'll see priceless paintings by the great masters of the Renaissance, Spanish and Flemish painters.
Madrid amazes with its abundance of architectural monuments, museums, galleries, squares, boulevards. Popular places for walking are the Plaza Mayor with the sculpture of King Philip III and the Puerta del Sol with the famous Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree. The majestic building of the royal palace, constructed in the XVIII century, is currently used only for protocol events. Other equally interesting examples of Madrid's modern architecture include: the Picasso tower and the skyscrapers in the Quatro Torres district.
Transport in the Spanish capital is represented by a network of bus routes, and a recently commissioned tramway and underground network. The Madrid Metro appeared in the Spanish capital about 100 years ago, and today the total length of Madrid's underground is 324 km.
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