Check out the top 20 things to do in Madrid while you are in Spain
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. It’s the political, cultural and economical centre of Spain, as it is the seat of the government and the residence of the Spanish monarch. The city itself has a mixture of old and modern architecture, so it is quite a spectacle to see. Madrid also houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a part of the United Nations Organization (UN), and it is kind of fitting, since there are dozens of popular attractions in the city. If you don’t know what to see of all the numerous attractions, see our list of the top 20 things to do in Madrid.
- Plaza de Cibeles
The Plaza de Cibeles is a popular square with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains. It has become an iconic symbol for the city, and visited by many citizens and tourists. The main building is the Palace of Communications, which was formerly a post office but now serves as the city’s mayor’s office. The goddess on the fountain, Cybele, has become a symbol for the Real Madrid football team, and whenever they win a title, they held a parade which ends here, with one of the members putting a flag on the statue.