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Almudena Cathedral

The Almudena Cathedral is a Madrid landmark, which took more than 100 years to complete. Shortly after King Philips II declared Madrid the capital of Spain in 1561, he decided that the city needed a grand cathedral.[Learn more]

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Cosmo Caixa

This enormous, modern and contemporary science museum is located near the suburb of Alcobendas, just a short bus ride from Plaza Castilla. Take the time to discover the interactive exhibits which cover history, science, and nature's laws.[Learn more]

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Goya Museum

The Goya Museum houses the remains of renowned Spanish artist Francisco de Goya. Goya was commissioned to decorate the once chapel and completed a series of mesmerizing frescoes in just 120 days...[Learn more]

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Las Ventas

Bullfighting is to Spain what baseball is to America, and Las Ventas is their Doubleday Field. The Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is the most famous bullring in all of Spain, and has been since it was built it 1931.[Learn more]

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Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativos

The National Museum of Decorative Arts was created by royal decree of 1912, as the National Museum of Industrial Arts. The first collection, comprising about one thousand five hundred objects, was located in six rooms in an apartment at Sacramento Stre...[Learn more]

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Museo Nacional del Prado

Opened in November 1819, the Museo Nacional del Prado now has more than 2,300 paintings in its collection. In addition to an impressive number or painted masterpieces, the museum's collection also includes a large number of other works of art.[Learn more]

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Museo Sorolla

The Museo Sorolla was created at the wish of the widow of Sorolla, Clotilde García del Castillo, who in 1925 donated all her assets to Spain to found a museum in memory of her husband.[Learn more]

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Palacio Real

The Palacio Real, or Royal Palace, is no doubt the largest palace in all of Europe. Located just to the east of Madrid's historic center and within walking distance of the Plaza de Espa?a, the palace features more than 200 rooms.[Learn more]

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