Madrid. Charming merrymaker and majestic nobleman
Madrid is the most outstanding city of Spain. It can bustle with life all night long, the carnival never ends. Fascinating, cheerful, spontaneous Madrid really captivates, and its charming symbol, the bear supported on the strawberry tree, is a favourite tourist’s place for taking pictures. Only in Madrid a stranger can become your best friend or even beloved.
The old part of the city is presented by sunlit narrow streets with yellow houses. All the buildings are decorated with fanciful lace of forged fences. And the pavements with its old cobblestones look untouched by the time. The greatest attraction of Madrid is the Plaza Major. It is a big enclosed court surrounded by buildings’ walls. The square is famous for Panadería or Bakery House. But it is the unusual one. Though the lower floors serve as a real bakery, during corridas and public holidays its balconies were occupied by the Royal family. The balconies of upper floors were intended for household. The luxurious halls of Panadería gave them a place for rest after all the performances.
The goal of many tourists visiting Madrid is the Museo del Prado. It was found several centuries ago and today the museum has got a splendid collection of the Spanish paintings. All of them are exposed according to the schools of its authors. Madrid is a real palace capital of Europe. Its major attractions are castles, fortresses, residences of noble grandees. The greatest one is the Royal Palace of Madrid. Its Porcelain Room is a real masterpiece. The walls of the Room are covered with porcelain, and its garlands, rummers, wreathes are the principal decorative elements of the patrician interior.