Along with a modern infrastructure, the city has one of the most important historic centers of all the great European cities. Madrid managed to preserve many of its historic neighborhoods and streets and has many jewels of 16 and 17-century architecture. Stroll down the magical historic center called the "Madrid of Los Austrias" and the spectacular Plaza Mayor square that are one of the most visited places in Spain.
The "aristocratic center" of Madrid Spain is located nearby with the 17th century the Royal Palace, the Plaza de Oriente square. See the Puerta del Sol square surrounded by a diverse area of shops, and the "Paseo del Arte" art route – whose name derives from the world-class museums, palaces and gardens located here.