Hello, I going to talk about a very important place Madrid is a city that I always wanted to visit because of the history, architecture, people, and customs, is the biggest city of spain and the modern metropolis that offers a taste of the real Spain.
Madrid the big capital. this city has a lot of places to visit, such as plaza de Cibeles is one of the most beautiful plazas in Madrid and is surrounded by several buildings constructed in the Neo classical style, at the center of the plaza is a statue that is also considered a symbol of the city: the Fuentes the Cibeles.
Second place is the Puerta del sol known as “Gate of the sun”, It is full of people located in the center of Madrid, is a cossroads where thousands gather each New Year’s Eve to welcome in the new year. And also it has a lot of bars to seat and take a beer and eat a tapa, it is a common custom in Spain. Central to these is the clock that chimes in the new year at casa de correos, the city’s governmental headquarters. In front of the building is kilometer zero, a plaque showing the point where the measuring of the national highway system begins. The statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree standing on one side of Puerta del Sol is considered a symbol of Madrid.
Third place is The Gran Vía is known as the Broadway of Madrid because it’s “the street that never sleeps.” The grand boulevard runs through central Madrid from the Plaza de España to Calle de Alcalá. Completed in 1910, the Gran Vía is lined with hundreds of shops, restaurants and businesses. The most famous building on the boulevard is the Telefónica Building, which was the tallest building in Europe when it was completed in 1929. The clock at the top of the Baroque-American style structure is a local landmark.
Fourth place is Retiro Park, known as the parquet del buen retiro or El retiro, the park is a 350 acre spread of gardens, fountains and buildings located at the edge of the city center. Retiro park began as a monastery in the 1500’s. it is been part of the public domain since 1868. A favorite spot for tourists and locals alike, the park features a large artificial pond where people can tents kayaks and canoes. The paseo de la Argentina, known as the statue Walk, is ornamented with statues from the royal Palace depicting Spanish kings through the ages.
Fifth place is Prado Museum, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Madrid. The 18th century structure designed by architect Juan de Villanueva houses one of the world’s finest art collections. Visitors may wish to focus on the museum’s collection of Spanish artists, including Goya, El Greco, da Ribera and Velásquez, which is inarguably the best collection of Spanish paintings in the world.
sixth place is plaza mayor, the most famous of Madrid’s many stately plazas, the Plaza Mayor dates back to 1619, Three sides of the rectangular cobblestone plaza are bordered by block-long rows of three-story apartments completed in the late 18th century. The structures are decorated with frescoes, ornamented with balconies framed with wrought-iron railings and topped with elegant slate spires. A statue of Philip III on horseback stands in the middle of the plaza. Facing the plaza is the Casa de la Panadería, which houses a tourist information center.