Places of Interest
The Royal Palace of Madrid has 250 years history. It is a towering
structure containing 870 windows, 44 sets of stairs, 240 balconies
and 110 doors. This palace is also known as a Royal Palace of
Borbons or the Palacio de Oriente (Palace of Orient). This place
is actually used by the King of Spain for state ceremonial activities.
- El Rastro Market
El Rastro Market is the most famous and popular open air flea
market of Madrid and offers a great variety of both new and used
products. It contains 3,500 stalls. This place is a favorite destination
both of tourists and local madrilenes.
El Real Jardin Botanico
El Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid was designed by the architect
Francesco Sabatini and Juan de Villanueva later. It was founded
in the 18th century by Fernando VI and moved by Carlos III to
its present location.
The major tourist attraction - Plaza Mayor was built in Habsburg
period. Its rectangular in shape and is surrounded by three
buildings having numerous balconies facing to Plaza. This place
was the scene of numerous events such as markets, bullfights,
royal coronations, soccer games and public executions.