Madrid gains two UNESCO world heritage sites

Madrid has two new UNESCO world heritage sites

1. Retiro Park

The park was originally built for King Felipe IV in the 17th Century

and is one of the city's most visited attractions

2. Paseo del Prado

The boulevard is home to the Prado museum

Quote box: [Spanish foreign ministry]

"It was one of the first boulevards inside the city limits of all European cities and capitals...where all citizens, without distinction of class, could enjoy leisure and a stroll."

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