Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry. Because of its central location and high altitude, the climate of Madrid is characterized by warm dry summers and cool winters. It is home to two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid.