Hotels in Madrid
Madrid is both a province and a city. In the region, you can go to the Royal Monastery de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a 16th century palace just north west of the city. You can also wander the Valley of the Fallen. Most people arrive in the area, however, to visit Madrid, the city. They are there to see if Madrid tourism lives up to the hype. Madrid attractions vary, but the city is most famous for its three museums: The Prada, the Reina SofÃa and the Thyssen-Bornemissa. Other popular Madrid sights are the 18th century Palacio Real and Royal Library, Neptunes Fountain and the Arab Wall. Other things to do in Madrid include exploring the Parque del Retiors with its exhibition halls, fountains and puppet theater. You can also visit Goyas tomb or a clothing museum. All these offer aspects of Madrid culture. The same can be said of shopping in Madrid. Shopping districts in the city include the Sol-Callao, the Rastro Flea Market and Centro Commercial.