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Madrid Has History, Art, Temples And Fun

Bullfighting at Las Ventas in Madrid (Dina El Halawany/YJI)
MADRID, Spain – Madrid is one of the most fascinating cities you can
ever visit. Since the moment our plane landed there, I was spellbound by its
No matter how long you stay in Madrid, you’ll never run out of places to
To begin with, there are numerous historical places; such as The Royal
Palace which is certainly one of the main tourist destinations. It’s an
architecture masterpiece, surrounded by a wonderful garden known as ‘Sabatini
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The Royal Palace in Madrid, surrounded by


the Sabatini garden


Besides the Royal Palace, there are the royal theater, the well-known Alumenda
Cathedral and the Museo Nacional del Prado, or the Prado museum, which was f
ounded as a
museum of paintings and sculpture, but it also contains important collections
of other types of works.

I was
impressed by the Temple of Debod which is actually an ancient Egyptian temple
that was rebuilt in 

Dina El Halawany /
   Retiro Park and the statue of King Alfonso XII

Madrid is
also known for having the most outstanding, breathtaking parks in the world.
The Retiro Park is 

the most popular park in Madrid as it is incredibly spacious
and marvelous. It includes an artificial lake and 

the statue of King Alfonso
XII overlooks it.

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Flamenco dancing is sometimes part of the dining experience in Madrid

entertainment, there are countless shopping centers, including the chain of ‘El
Corte Ingles’ which is 

located all over Madrid. There is also the well-known
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid which includes about 500 different species of animals.
It offers visitors an entertaining dolphin show; with the animals well guided
by six 


 Dina El Halawany is a Junior Reporter for Youth Journalism International.


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The dolphin show at the Zoo Aquarium de Madrid