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Valle de Los Caídos

Dictators often suffer from delusions of grandeur, and Spanish "Generalissimo" Franco was one of them. In memory of the victims of the Spanish Civil War, Franco ordered the construction of the Valley of the fallen. Through a large, empty square, you...

Templo de Debod

Templo de Debod was built around 200 BC and is one of the few Egyptian structures found outside Egypt. The temple was presented to Spain by Egypt as thanks for helping save historic monuments during the construction of the Aswan Dam in 1986. It was r...

Teleferico

Take a short trip on the cable car from Parque del Oeste to Casa de Campo, and treat yourself to a unique view of Palacio Real and the Manzanares Casa de Campo river. Casa de Campo is a complex that contains a fun fair with a roller coaster, a zoo, a...

Catedral de Santa Maria La Real de La Almudena

The building of this cathedral was already planned back in the sixteenth century. Wars, political discussions and a lack of financial resources delayed its construction until 1883. One hundred years later Pope John Paul II finally consecrated Almuden...

Puerta de Europa

These two modern towers are also called Torres KIO (after the brewers). The towers were opened in 1996, and they are the latest symbol of Madrid's modern image. And the ultimate proof is reflected by the fact that the two buildings run diagonally. Th...

Puerta de Alcala (Alcala Gate)

Alcala Gate is an old gatehouse near the centre of Madrid. It lies next to the main entrance to the Parc del Retiro, so it's easy to combine the two in one visit. The Puerta de Alcala was commissioned by King Charles III of Spain and functioned as a...

Madrid is de hoofdstad van Spanje

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