The city is located on the river Manzanares in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid.
When in Madrid, you should definitely visit The Prado Museum where works by some of Spain’s most famed artists are hanged, including Velazquez and Goya.
The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) arranges tours and the El Rastro market or the upscale shops in Salamanca provide hours of shopping.
If you are tired from a long walk, you should definitely have a cup of coffee at an open-air café at Plaza Mayor.
One of Madrid’s most long-established traditions is going out for tapas: dishes to share that go down perfectly with a glass of wine and excellent conversations.
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