and Strawberry Tree from the city’s coat of arms, while the Museo Arqueológico Nacional displays a vast collection of historic artifacts. Real Madrid, the dominant soccer club, plays at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
- Major local events include the San Isidro Festival (2 weeks in May), celebrated with parades, street parties and bullfights;
- Madrid Pride Week (Jun or Jul).
- New Year’s Eve (Nochevieja) is celebrated by thousands in the Puerta del Sol square.