1. A statue of Madrid’s famous coat of arms can be found in the middle of Puerta Del Sol. A breaking image of a great bear reaching up to the branches of the tree, these two symbols make up the official coat of arms of Madrid and it is said to represent the settlement of an ongoing dispute between the council and the city clergyman over the use of local forest and fields.
2. Madrid is home to five of Spain’s most expensive streets. According to a recent property survey across the country, Madrid is home to five of the most desirable and expensive streets in the whole of Spain. Those looking to start a new life of luxury in Madrid’s Calle Almagro can expect to pay an average of six thousand three hundred dollars per square meter.
3. Madrid is home to the world’s oldest restaurant, Sobrino De Boer Team. It has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the oldest continuously operating establishment in the world. It has seen many famous faces down the lane. American writers Ernest Hemingway and Truman Capote were patrons. Hemmingway’s novel “The sun always rises” mentions the restaurant.
4. Madrid's Royal Palace is the largest Royal Palace in Western Europe with nearly 1 million visitors each year. It is one of Madrid's most popular tourist attractions.
5. Madrid is home to the world’s most successful soccer club, boasting two major teams Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Madrid is a soccer fan’s dream. Of the two, it is Real Madrid that wins the crown. Real Madrid is not only the most successful clubs but it's also the most valuable club. It also has on its team the richest soccer player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.