The capital of Spain is the stately city of Madrid, now the heart of the country. It is home to some of the most promising universities in the country. Many tourists come to Central Spain to admire the unique works of Rembrandt, Velázquez, Goya and Titian on display in the halls of the Prado Museum. In addition, there are more than 12 Unesco monuments. Most of the towns in Central Spain have a history of more than 2,000 years. Many tourists from all over the world visit Mérida, which has some 20 well-preserved monuments from the Roman Empire.