The City

Welcome to Madrid

With historical category of villa, Madrid is the capital of the State and of the Community of Madrid. Is the most populated municipal area in Spain, making it the second most populated city in the European Union, as well as its metropolitan area.

The city of Madrid is located in the central area of the Iberian Peninsula, a few kilometers north of the Cerro de los Angeles, the geographical center of the Peninsula. The geographical and climatic context of Madrid is that of the Southern Subplateau, within the Central Plateau. The city is located a few kilometers from the Guadarrama mountain range and hydrographically it is located in the Tajo river basin.

Most of the tourist sites in Madrid are located inside the so-called central almond (the area surrounded by the M-30 highway), mainly in the districts of Centro, Salamanca, Chamberí, Retiro and Arganzuela.

As the capital of Spain, it houses the headquarters of the Spanish Government and its Ministries, the Spanish Parliament (Congress and Senate), the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court, as well as the official residence of the King and Queen of Spain and the President of the Government.

It is an influential cultural center and has museums of international reference. The Prado Museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, are the three of the most visited museums in the world. In 2021, the Paseo del Prado and the Buen Retiro, denominated as the landscapes of arts and sciences were included in the list of World Heritage Sites by Unesco.