Madrid's landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Teatro Real - its restored 1850 opera House, the Buen Retiro park founded in 1631, the 19th-century national library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives and three art museums: the Prado museum; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, housed in the renovated Villahermosa Palace. Madrid is also known for its night life, including the gay district of Chueca which is popular with both gay and straight people.
Madrid hosts the largest bullfighting ring in Spain, Las Ventas, inaugurated in 1931. It has the capacity for an audience of almost 25,000. There are bullfights every day during the festivities of San Isidro (Madrid's patron saint) from the middle of March to the middle of June and every Sunday or holiday the rest of the season. It also hosts music concerts and other events outside of the bullfighting season.
Madrid is served by Barajas International Airport. The new terminal 4 is the biggest European airport terminal. The Madrid Metro is the the second largest metro system in Western Europe, after the London underground.
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