Comprehensive Southern Europe

With bustling cities, lovely towns and villages, historic castles, and lush natural beauty, explore Southern Europe, an area known for its romance and charm.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Rome, Italy

  • 2

    Venice, Italy

  • 3

    Florence, Italy

  • 4

    Milan, Italy

  • 5

    Lugano, Switzerland

  • 6

    Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France

  • 7

    Grenoble, France

  • 8

    Toulouse, France

  • 9

    Bilbao, Spain

  • 10

    Oviedo, Spain

  • 11

    Santiago de Composte, Spain

  • 12

    Leon, Spain

  • 13

    Zaragoza, Spain

  • 14

    Barcelona, Spain

  • 15

    Valencia, Spain

  • 16

    Madrid, Spain

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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
  • Vatican Museum
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Villa Borghese
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • Grape Orchards
  • Tivoli
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
  • Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) in Spring
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  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
  • Monte Argentario (GR)
  • Lago Trasimeno 3
  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Church of the Gesu, Rome
  • St Peter's Basilica
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  • Orvieto view
  • Pompeii
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

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Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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Things to do in and around Venice

  • Venice
  • Doges Palace
  • Grand Canal, Venice
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  • Venice Gondolas
  • A view of Verona
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  • Venice
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  • Lido di Venezia
  • Bridge of Sighs, Venice
  • Basilique Palladienne et centre historique, Monte Berico, Vicence, province de Vicence, Vénétie, Italie.
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  • Trieste Miramare Castle
  • Ferrara
   
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Venice

Italy, Veneto region

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Famed worldwide for its romantic canals and gorgeous masks, this thriving city offers its visitors a wealth of cultural attractions.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day.
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Things to do in and around Florence

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  • Florence
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Michelangelos David
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
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  • Lago Trasimeno 3
  • San Gimignano
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

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Tuscany's capital is full of history, boasting beautiful architecture, great art venues, superb food, and unforgettable atmosphere.

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history, a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries.
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Things to do in and around Milan

  • Milan sky view
  • Milan's Cathedral
  • Siena
  • La Scala
  • Milan: Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Double sky
  • Botanical gardens of Villa Taranto
  • Piazza della Scala
  • Milan, Undated
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  • Isola Bella, Stresa, Lake Maggiore
   
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Milan

Italy, Lombardy region

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This buzzing metropolis is Italy's heart of style and chic, offering travelers great shopping, historic sites, and superb cuisine.

Milan is an Alpha leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, media, research, and tourism. The city is a major world fashion and design capital, well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions, academies and universities. Milan's museums, theaters and landmarks, including the Milan Cathedral, Sforza Castle and Leonardo da Vinci paintings such as The Last Supper, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attract over 9 million visitors annually. Milan – after Naples – is the second Italian city with the highest number of accredited stars from the Michelin Guide.
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Things to do in and around Lugano

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  • parco scherrer outlook
  • In giro per Lugano
  • Lugano - Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • parco civico
  • 2005-10-07 Castles over Bellinzona
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  • Lago Cadagno e Lago Ritom
  • Lucerne, Switzerland
   
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Lugano

Switzerland, Ticino region

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A popular lakeside town offering a wealth of outdoors activities, historic sites, and easy access to nearby attractions.

Lugano is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland. The city is home to a number of historic buildings and museums, whilst the surrounding area has many natural sights. Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains provide a wide variety of outdoor activities. The area surrounding Lugano is home to mountain biking trails. The city of Lugano, the villages of Barbengo, Bre, Gandria and Biogno, and the sites of Cantine di Gandria and Castagnola are all part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. The heritage sites of national significance includes libraries, churches, museums, a cemetery complex, and notable houses throughout the city.
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Things to do in and around Chamonix-Mont Blanc

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  • Refuge Plan de l'Aiguille
  • Ice cave, Mer de Glace
  • KL5_6311c Etagne
  • Lac blanc
  • Tour Off Vercors 2011 dimanche (191)
  • Aiguille du Midi
  • les 5è et 4è Dômes de Miage (resp. 3672m et 3673m)
   
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Chamonix-Mont Blanc

France, Rhone-Alpes region

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With Mont Blanc in the background, this ski resort offers spectacular panoramas of the Alps as well as great skiing tracks.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Rhone-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades".
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Things to do in and around Grenoble

  • Grenoble
  • Bastille on the hill
  • Grenoble (Isère), ancienne église St-Laurent  (3)
  • Museo de Grenoble
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  • Annecy
  • Gorge de la Bourne
  • Chambery, allée rue croix d'or
  • Town centre
  • below Les Grands Goulets
  • Lyon 1
   
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Grenoble

France, Rhone-Alpes region

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With a reputation as avant-garde, this town is set among lovely landscapes, and boasts excellent cuisine and architecture.

Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isere. Located in the Rhone-Alpes region. The proximity of the mountains, as well as its size, has led to the city being known in France as the "Capital of the Alps". The Bastille, an ancient series of fortifications on the mountainside overlooking Grenoble on the northern side is visible from many points in the city. The Bastille is one of Grenoble's most visited tourist attractions and provides a good vantage point over the town below and the surrounding mountains.
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Things to do in and around Toulouse

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  • Toulouse
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  • Convent dels Jacobins. S. XIIi-XIV. Tolosa
  • Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse
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  • Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Perigord, France
  • Hôtel d'Assézat
  • Lightner Museum 05-14-2013 - Pottery 13 - Urns and Painting of Cimon and Pera - Second Floor
  • The Statuary Group from Beziers, MSR, Musée Saint-Raymond
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  • Tarn river at Albi
  • Cahors
   
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Toulouse

France, Midi-Pyrenees region

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This lively city has good restaurants, typical architecture for Southern France, and a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Toulouse is a city in southwestern France. It lies on the banks of the River Garonne. A city with unique architecture made of pinkish terracotta bricks, which earned it the nickname la Ville Rose ("the Pink City"), Toulouse counts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canal du Midi (designated in 1996 and shared with other cities), and the Basilica of St. Sernin, the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe. Its world-renowned university is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1229) and, with more than 103,000 students, is the fourth-largest university campus of France.
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Things to do in and around Bilbao

  • Bilbao
  • Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao)
  • Bilbao
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Bilbao, museo marítimo
  • Donostia - San Sebastián
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  • Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Bilbao
  • Euskal Museoa, Unamuno enparantzan
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Antiguo parador
  • Gasteiz from above
  • Cave Paintings
   
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Bilbao

Spain, Basque Country region

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Bilbao is an interesting city with a strong culture of art and architecture, as well as numerous museums on a variety of themes.

Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country.

Since its foundation in the early 14th century, Bilbao was a commercial hub that enjoyed significant importance. Nowadays, Bilbao is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalisation process, started by the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao's buildings display a variety of architectural styles, ranging from gothic to contemporary architecture. The Old Town features many of the oldest buildings in the city, as the St. James' Cathedral or the Church of San Anton.

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Things to do in and around Oviedo

  • Mañana de domingo II
  • Oviedo
  • San Salvador cathedral
  • Main Frieze, Dipylon Amphora, c. 755-750 B.C.E.
  • I Bienal Internacional de la Pintura al Pastel
  • Cabo Peñas.
  • Cares gorges
  • Sta. Maria del Naranco I
  • San Julián de los Prados - Vista general
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  • Green Hills of the Oregon Coast
  • Tresviso
  • Colunga
   
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Oviedo

Spain, Asturias region

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Founded in the 8C, this city shows off its historical past along with a relaxed and modern atmosphere.

Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Oviedo contains a very rich architectural history, with many buildings dating back to the early medieval period. Many of the building projects were undertaken during Alfonso II`s (791-842) reign and Ramiro I`s (842-850) reign.
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Things to do in and around Santiago de Compostela

  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Plaza de las Platerias en Santiago de Compostela
  • Pazo de Raxoi, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • Plaza de la Quintana, Santiago de Compostela
  • Cathedral
  • Fue un día de conocer. Vigo
  • Ría de Muros-Noia desde o Enxa
  • 004795 - Santiago de Compostela
  • Playa de Rodas
  • A Coruña
  • PLAYA DE ARNELES. HIO. CANGAS
  • 3918-Ponte de Santiago en Pontevedra.
   
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Santiago de Compostela

Spain, Galicia region

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The capital of Galicia, this town was established as part of a pilgrimage route in the 9C, engendering its rich history.

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century. In 1985 the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Things to do in and around Leon

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  • Catedral de León
  • 339/365 San Marcos de León
  • Plaza Mayor, León
  • salamanca bird view
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  • Entrada Basílica
  • Cabo Peñas.
  • Burgos, Spain, October 2016
  • La iglesia visigoda de San Pedro de la Nave
  • Al cuarto va la vencida
   
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Leon

Spain, Castile and Leon region

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Founded in the 1C BC, Leon is an elegant city of masterful architecture, generous parks, and friendly residents.

Leon is a city located in the northwest of Spain. Leon's historical and architectural heritage, as well as the numerous festivals hosted throughout the year and its location on the Camino de Santiago, which is ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, make it a destination of both domestic and international tourism. Some of the city's most prominent historical buildings are the Cathedral, the finest example of French-style classic Gothic architecture in Spain, the Basilica of San Isidoro, one of the most important Romanesque churches in Spain, the Monastery of San Marcos, a prime example of plateresque and Renaissance Spanish architecture, and the Casa Botines, a Modernist creation of the architect Antoni Gaudí.
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Things to do in and around Zaragoza

  • Up from the highest tower
  • Zaragoza
  • The Basilica, Zaragoza
  • Hacia el museo Ibercaja Camón Aznar
  • The Cloisters, 02.01.14
  • LOS MALLOS DE RIGLOS-HUESCA
  • saltos de agua
  • Seo.
  • Aljaferia
  • PAMPLONA - Navarra.
  • 206espagne
   
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Zaragoza

Spain, Aragon region

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Zaragoza is currently experiencing a sort of "Renaissance," as the rest of the world is discovering its many attributes.

Zaragoza is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is situated on the Ebro river, near the center of the region, in a valley with a variety of landscapes, ranging from desert to thick forest, meadows and mountains. The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljaferia Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljaferia, several other buildings form part of the Mudejar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain.
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Things to do in and around Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Park Guell
  • Terraces in Raval
  • Sitges, Spain
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Getxo at night
  • Street
  • La Rambla
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  • La Sierra de Montserrat
  • Monasterio de Vallbona de les Monges
  • Interior - Palau de la Musica de Catalana
  • 3 - Passeig de Gracia 2 Houses
  • 2011 Barcelona
  • Barcelona Beach
  • Com per aixecar la pedra...
  • Illes Medes
  • Museu
  • picasso museum
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  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Girona
  • Abbaye Sant Benet de Bages
   
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Barcelona

Spain, Catalonia region

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A vibrant metropolis set on the Mediterranean Sea, famed for its brilliant architecture, rich culture, and captivating history.

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and the second largest city in the country. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
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Things to do in and around Valencia

  • Valência
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  • Valencia Blue
  • Valencia Beach
  • Museum of Fine Arts / Музеят на изящните изкуства
  • Teruel
  • Peñíscola
  • The National Ceramics Museum Gonzalez Marti / Националният музей на кремиката
  • Llotja de la Seda / Silk Exchange / Пазара за коприна
  • Oceanogràfic
  • Alicante 2006 017
  • Cuenca
   
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Valencia

Spain, Valencian Community region

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While Valencia retains a pride and tight connection to its past, it also is extremely modernized in its demeanor and culture.

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. Its historic center is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 acres; this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, the Llotja de la Seda, and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies, an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela.
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Things to do in and around Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Edificio Villanueva
  • Madrid near Plaza Mayor
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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  • Palacio de cristal
  • Estacion de Atocha (Atocha railway station)
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Madrid 454 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • segovia autumn sunset
  • Avila, Spain-30
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  • Convent of Las Descalzas Reales
  • Madrid - Museo El Prado
  • A fight!
  • salamanca bird view
   
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Madrid

Spain, Community of Madrid region

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Madrid is where ancient and old meet modern and cosmopolitan, where sightseeing, dancing, and shopping go hand in hand.

Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural center of Spain. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theater with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of National museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado.
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