Madrid, The City Of Bear And The Madro

Located in the center of the Iberian peninsula, 650 meters above sea level, we are Madrid, the capital of Spain. It has a population of 3,000,000 inhabitants, who joined the metropolitan area, is a figure in excess of 6,000,000.

The capital is a major financial and business center, with a significant amount of corporate head offices.

Excels in its cuisine cooked, tripe, churros (for breakfast and snacks), squid, potato tortilla, patatas bravas and the typical wines of the region.

The choice of hotels in Madrid is quite wide, with over 70,000 hotel rooms available.

Barajas airport is located at a distance of 15 kilometers along the motorway from Barcelona A-2. It has 4 terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4, which was the last one opened. It is accessible from the airport to the capital through the Metro Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios-Aeropuerto T4).

Madrid’s climate is continental with cold winters (temperatures below 0 ?) and very hot summers (with temperatures above 40 degrees).

It is worth special mention are the San Isidro festival between 8 and 15 May and the feast of Our Lady of Almudena November 9, official patron of the Villa.

Notable Museums and Monuments:

-The Royal Palace in Madrid. It is located near Bailen street and Plaza de Oriente. It was opened by King Charles III. Neoclassical style, is considered one of the finest palaces in Europe. It has excellent facilities among which stand out, the Jardines de Sabatini, Annexes, Campo del Moro and the Throne Room.

“Puerta de Alcala: Monument of reference of the city of Madrid. It is located in Independence Square, at the confluence of the Calle Alcala and Calle Alfonso XII. It was built by Sabatini in 1778, by order of Charles III.

-The Museo del Prado is located on the Paseo del Prado. It is an ancient neoclassic style palace built by Juan de Villanueva. Its construction was completed during the reign of Ferdinand VII. Exhibition of the Flemish school are El Greco, Titian and Murillo.

“In the Plaza de Moncloa we find the Arch of Victory. This stands on a platform of 130 by 42 meters and a height of 39 meters. Dedicated to arms and letters, is the work of the architect Modesto Lopez Otero and Pascual Bravo.

Places of interest:

-Casa de Campo: a large forest in the city with pines and cedars. Within the same are in the Amusement Park and the Madrid Zoo.

-Parque del Retiro: green lung of the capital with numerous fountains and statues. There is a small lake where we can make boating.

-Parque Warner theme park located in the municipality of San Martin de la Vega, 29 kilometers south of the city. It can be reached by car via the motorway A-4 Andalusia in train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and by bus from the Plaza de Legazpi.

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