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Madrid envelopes a rich historical heritage that dazzles in its streets. It is defined by its elegant boulevards, manicured parks, exquisite Sierra lights and breathtaking art collections. The medieval mansions, royal palaces, and extravagant confections give a distinct character to this central capital of Spain. The city’s nightlife is legendary, and it offers you sedating charms of fine dining, tapas bars, and glamorous nightclubs. There are plenty of places to visit in Madrid and innumerable interesting activities to take up.

Madrid is characterized by its majestic Royal Plaza, where state ceremonies, official banquets, and other state functions take place. Another interesting place to visit in Madrid is the beautifully manicured park, Buen Retiro. This park has a boating lake and rose garden for you to venture out. There are numerous statues and fountains that grace this park making it worth a visit. Another attraction is the Plaza Mayor - a grand arcaded square having a large bronze statue of a king and his horse in the center. Here, both locals and tourists can be seen hanging out. Another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol also lies nearby. For those who love architectural and religious splendors, do pay a visit to The Catedral de la Almudena.

Outside sightseeing, there are plethora of fun activities in Madrid that one can indulge in. You can go shopping as well as treasure hunting on a Sunday at El Rastro, the oldest and most famous flea market. Watching a performance at the oldest broadway theatre - Teatro Compac Gran V铆a - is a magical experience. If you love clicking pictures, a selfie with 'The Bear and the Strawberry Tree' sculpture in the centre of the Puerta del Sol is a must. Touring the city parks and walking along the Gran Via gives you a local flavour of the place. Various museums and art centers sprawl over the city. Taking an art tour is among the most interesting things to do in Madrid. Food connoisseurs can sign up for a food tour and taste the exotic churos, chocolate and liqueurs, while thrill junkies can go for an exciting hike in Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. You will never be out of options in Madrid; the city keeps your platter full.