Madrid is the capital of Spain. It has population of about 3,300,000 and it is the third largest city in the European Union after London and Berlin.
Some interesting buildings are: The old Ministry of Agriculture in Atocha, the Banco Central Hispanoamericano and Fine Arts Club (Bellas Artes) in the Calle Alcalá, the Telephone Exchange and the Carrión Building in the Gran Vía, the Torres de Jerez in the Plaza de Colón, the two skyscrapers in the Plaza de España, the Neo-Herrera style Air Headquarters and the monumental Triumphal Arch in the Plaza de la Moncloa, from where the Velázquez landscape of the Casa de Campo can be admired. The Plaza Picasso on the Casteliana and the Vaguada are two interesting examples of contemporary architecture. Bourbon Madrid
The Prado Museum, which opened to the public in 1819 to house the Royal art collection, is one of Europe’s great museums. Prado Museum
Madrid is the home of two Primera Division soccer teams: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.