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Temple of Debod »

Ancient Egypt can be found in the heart of Madrid in the form of the treasured Temple of Debod. This millennia’s old temple was originally located in southern Egypt and was relocated to Spain in 1972. The temple was a gift from Egypt in the late 1960’s when the construction... more »

Plaza Mayor »

Madrid’s historic main square, Plaza Mayor is a popular tourist site and important area for civic events, public celebrations and even royal coronations. The idea for such a square came from King Philip II in the late 1500’s but it wasn’t until 1619 that his vision was realised. Since that... more »

Museo del Prado »

Museo del Prado is Spain’s largest and most famous art museum, and Madrid’s best-known attraction. Featuring some 20,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and historic documents, it’s a fantastic place to embrace Spain’s cultural history. Museo del Prado is the world’s best collection of Spanish art and one of the most... more »

Palacio Real »

Historic grandeur abounds at this magnificent palace that dates back to the first half of the 18th century. While not the residence of the Spanish Royal Family, the palace is used for important state functions, for welcoming foreign heads of state and for the receiving of credentials by foreign ambassadors... more »

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza »

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is a stunning art collection tracing the evolution of European art from the early 13th century right to the modern era. Examples from every important movement are found here – with pieces ranging from the subtle portraits of Van Dyck to the bold colours of Van Gogh,... more »

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