Madrid is the capital of Spain and it’s political hub. It is also a province of Spain. It is an historic and architecturally beautiful city, whilst also a hub of new technology and youth culture.
This Timelapse video shows the city off in just 4 minutes. It includes The Prado, Reina Sofia, Goya, Preciados, Buen Retiro, El Capricho, Debod Temple, Puerta de Alcalá, Puerta del Sol, Metropolis, Gran Via, Puerta de Europa, AZCA, Quinta de los Molinos, Sabatini, Almudena, Teatro Real, El Rastro, Puerta de Atocha.
Madrid is characterized by intense cultural and artistic activity and a very lively nightlife. It has preserved it’s beautiful parks like “Parque del Buen Retiro” which could be easily twined with Hyde Park and the Serpentine.
Parque del Buen Retiro
The Parque del Buen Retiro is the most popular park in Madrid. It can get crowded during weekends when many Madrilenian families go for a stroll in the park and street musicians, sidewalk painters, fortune tellers, jugglers and street performers animate the crowd.
The Prado Museum is renowned as being the largest art gallery in the world. It also exhibits sculptures, drawings, coins and other works of arts, but it is undoubtedly its large collection of paintings which has given it fame worldwide. It houses more than 8,600 paintings, of which they exhibit less than 2,000 because of lack of space available.