The community of Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid) is one of the autonomous communities of Spain, located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, bounded by the autonomous communities of Castilla-La Mancha (east and south), and Castile and León (north and west). The capital of this province, Madrid, which is also of Spain, is the residence of the Royal Family, featuring some of the most emblematic monuments of the country, well- preserved architecture, outstanding historic squares and landmarks, important museums and delightful parks. In the historic town of Alcalá de Henares, you will find Cervantes Birthplace Museum and superb architecture! This province is a transportation hub, with all the major railways in Spain joining in Madrid city. There are also high-speed trains between Madrid and Barcelona city and mountain passes in the Sierra de Guadarrama, in the north part of Madrid Community.
Population: over 6.5 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Alcorcón, Fuenlabrada, Leganés, Móstoles, Getafe
Main attractions: Plaza de España featuring a monument to Miguel de Cervantes, Palacio Real (Royal Palace), Puerta de Alcalá (Neo-classical monument), Madrid Cathedral, Plaza de Oriente, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol (public square), Plaza de la Villa, Prado Museum, Sorolla Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (museum), Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Teatro Real, Casa de Campo (Madrid's largest park), Madrid Río (waterside park), El Rastro de Madrid (open air flea market), Buen Retiro Park, Temple of Debod (ancient Egyptian temple), Gran Vía (central street), Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (home stadium of Real Madrid football team)
Nearest Airports: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD - Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas)
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