Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million with a metro area population of almost 6.5 million. Madrid is best known for its great cultural and artistic heritage, a good example of which is the El Prado museum. It is a clean, modern city with much to recommend it as a place to start a visit to Spain.

Sights that we visited included museums (El Prado…a full day at a minimum), Thyssen, and the Naval Museum; the Royal Palace, and El Retiro Park.

© Tom Lebsack 2016