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Madrid is the capital of the Community of Madrid and of the Nation, it is the most populated municipality in Spain and the third most populated city in the European Union. The city houses the headquarters of the government, the ministries, the Supreme Court, and the official residence of the Kings of Spain.
This city is a very important cultural center, it houses museums of great international stature such as the Prado Museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, which are the 12th, 18th and 67th, most important museums. visited of the world. These museums are located very close to each other, in fact they are arranged in a little more than one kilometer, which is very convenient for tourists.
There are very popular open-air attractions, such as the Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace of Madrid, and El Retiro Park, which is a large park from the 19th century with lakes and fountains, ideal for a day out with the family. Another mandatory place to visit is the Gran Vía, which begins in Alcalá street, and ends in the Plaza de España and its construction dates from the 20th century. Currently this road has a channel on each side suitable for pedestrian traffic.
This city has a lot of traffic, but it is nevertheless organized, so drivers who do not know the city are recommended to use a navigator. Madrid has three main ring roads, the well-known M-30, which runs through the interior of the city, and usually has high traffic. The M-40 that surrounds the towns on the outskirts of Madrid and the M-50 that turns out to be the least traveled.
In central areas and places of tourist interest, the city has numerous car parks, so that is not a problem. The Paseo de la Castellana, is one of the main arteries of Madrid, which divides the central one into the east and west halves, and is located near the end of the M-30, and which allows the driver to identify if the area is within or outside the perimeter.
Moving along this avenue, if you go by car you can make stops at the Museum of Natural Sciences, and at the Santiago Bernabéu. Driving through Madrid is complex if it is the first time it is done. You have to know when to stay in the right or left lane to be able to turn correctly, and as in every capital city drivers tend to be in a hurry, this is one of the reasons why it is recommended to use a GPS navigator.
There are jewels in the city, which have even been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Monastery and Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the University and the Historic Center of Alcalá de Henares, which are spaces of great cultural and historical relevance. . Madrid is in short, a must-see tourist site if you are in Spain, with a cool climate that allows a pleasant walk in the warmest months of the year, and in the coolest months, a warm and comfortable car will be the best decision.