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About Madrid Barajas Airport
Madrid–Barajas Airport is the main international airport serving Madrid. Located 9 km from the city’s financial district and 13 km from the Puerta del Sol, it is named after the neighbouring district of Barajas. It is Spain’s biggest and busiest airport and the fourth-busiest in Europe.
An exciting, cosmopolitan hub, Madrid is the capital of Spain and its biggest city. Stretching across some 604.3 km2, it is the third-biggest city in Europe (after London and Paris) and is home to about 3.3 million people, with another 3.2 million people residing in the metropolitan area. It lies right in the centre of Spain, on the Manzanares River.
Though a thoroughly modern city, Madrid treasures its many historic neighbourhoods and streets, with landmarks such as the Royal Palace of Madrid, the restored 1850 Opera House, an abundance of museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art taking pride of place. The Golden Triangle comprises a world-leading trio of art museums: the Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, which, together, house some of the world's greatest artistic treasures.
Take a breather in the sprawling Buen Retiro, an oasis of trees, rolling parkland, and water right in the heart of the city. Formerly the grounds of King Philip IV's palace, the Retiro is Madrid's most popular park and - at 1.4km2 - the biggest park in central Madrid. After dark, Madrid really comes alive, with its lively bars, cafes, and restaurants keeping even the most dedicated night owls happy.
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