Madrid is the capital and the largest city of Spain. This is also the capital of the autonomous province that has the same name. The current population of the city is about 5.5 million people. Madrid is inseparable from its history, but today, in the beginning of the XXI century, this is primarily a city that lives a full life. This is a noisy and cheerful city, a city of holidays and exhibitions.
Puerta del Sol.
Puerta del Sol is one of the main squares of Madrid. In the XV century, when the city was surrounded by a wall, Puerta del Sol was one of the city’s gates that was used as an entrance to Madrid. The square is decorated with numerous fountains and sculptures. The large post office Casa de Correos is also located here. This is the place where the government of the province of Madrid is situated. The square is a starting point for all roads in the country.