Madrid is not only the capital but also capital of the province and autonomous community of Madrid.
Important points include the famous cultural and tourist Prado Museum, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Reina Sofia Art Center (where Pablo Picasso's Guernica is), Cason del Buen Retiro, the Royal Palace, the Templo Debod, Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, the
Puerta del Sol , Parque de Retiro, and Chueca, the gay district.
Madrid is administratively divided into 21 districts, which in turn in different neighborhoods.
Other nearby towns are popular for day trips from Madrid, including Toledo, Segovia, Ávila, Aranjuez, Alcalá de Henares, the monastery and palace complex of El Escorial and Santa Cruz del Valle de los caída.