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The capital of the Spanish language

Madrid is home to the most important institutions of the Spanish language, such as the Cervantes Institute, the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language (RAE) and the National Library.

It is a cosmopolitan city, open to people of different nationalities and well connected with both the main capitals of the world and with the rest of the Spanish cities, which favors the knowledge of other places in Spain.

In addition Madrid has many parks, some of them in the center of the city.

Madrid also has a wide cultural and leisure offer.

It has the Paseo del Arte, a large cultural avenue where are located the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, with a Royal Theater, which is one of the great stages of Europe, a Royal Palace, the Plaza of Toros de Las Ventas, which is the most important in the world, monasteries, baroque churches and many neighborhoods where you can get lost and discover craft workshops, clothing stores, bars, theaters, cinemas, flamenco clubs.

Authentic green lungs of the city, such as the Retiro, where you can row in the pond, or the Casa de Campo, where are the zoo and the Theme park. Studying in Madrid will not disappoint you and it will be a wonderful memory for your whole life.

Guide of Madrid

Royal Palace

Now used only for ceremonial acts. When it does not host official events, the palace and its 3000 rooms are open to the public. You can visit the works of art, weapons and armaments of the thirteenth century.

Teatro Real also Ópera de Madrid

Has been classified as a historical monument. It is one of the most important in Europe, and its 1750 seats makes it one of the largest.

Prado Museum

One of the most important museums in the world for the works it contains, especially Velázquez, Goya, El Bosco, Rubens, Tiziano or Rafael.

Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum

Allows you to admire contemporary and twentieth century art. Special mention of the collection is the great collection of Dalí and Picasso, with El Guernica as a gran-relief piece.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

It has works of ancient and modern masters.

Puerta del Sol

Its square, where the so-called Km 0 of the country, the center, was once the gateway to the city. It is a meeting place where you can find the symbolic statue of the Bear and the Madroño, the symbol of Madrid.

Almudena Cathedral

After more than 100 years of construction, the cathedral was consecrated by Pope John Paul in 1993 and brings together different architectural styles.

Madrid Río

The macro project that buried the M30 ring road and allows to enjoy a 952,000 m² park on both banks of the Manzanares River.

Gran Vía

The most important street in the city is full of historic buildings, as at the time the tallest skyscrapers in Madrid (Edificio Telefónica, Torre de Madrid), as well as shops, cinemas, theaters, and restaurants.

Retiro Park

The gardens that served as recreation for the court were not open to the public until the reign of Carlos III in S. XVIII. It is a park of 118 hectares in the center of Madrid.

Plaza Mayor

The closed square has red dwellings that total a total of 237 balconies. The Casa de la Panadería stands out with its mythological murals.

Plaza de Oriente

This attractive outdoor pedestrian area next to the Royal Palace and Theater, has cafes and terraces as well as gardens for recreation.

Plaza de las Cibeles

One of the most beautiful crosses in Madrid. The square has the famous fountain of Cibeles, considered a true symbol of Madrid and the post office building, an impressive palace that the mayor has made its offices. From here you can see one of the symbols of Madrid: the Puerta de Alcalá that indicated the entrance to the city in the 18th century.

Plaza Castilla

The modern side of Madrid, with two towers 115 meters high, leaning one opposite the other at an angle of 15 ° and thus creating the entrance to Europe. A little further north, on the former Ciudad Deportiva del Real Madrid are the Cuatro Torres, the highest in Spain.

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

The Real Madrid stadium has a capacity of 85,454 people who vibrate with the excitement of each game.

Atocha Train Station

It was built at the end of the 19th century with a modern art style. It has a tropical garden where travelers can have a coffee and enjoy its charming atmosphere.

El Rastro

The market that opens every Sunday morning in the neighborhood of La Latina neighborhood, is well known for selling absolutely everything.

Geography and climate of Madrid

Madrid is located in the center of Spain, on the dry Central Plateau. It has a continental climate with temperatures ranging from 5 ° C in winter to 35 ° C during the summer.

Madrid is a city that can be visited throughout the year, since it has hot summers of pleasant nights and cold winters but with lots of sunny hours.

Gastronomy of Madrid

The most well-known dish in the kitchen is the cocido madrileño, but there are other very typical dishes, such as the calamari sandwich, the patatas bravas, the grilled ear, the suckling pig or the roasted lamb.

They are also very popular pickles, olives or pickles in vinegar. Dishes that can be found throughout Spain as an accompaniment to the traditional cane include the tortilla skewer, the Russian salad, Serrano ham, sausages, black pudding, snails, toasts and starred eggs. Among the traditional desserts we find a lot of pastries, but they are sweet that are made with a special occasion.

For example, the Roscón de Reyes for the night of Reyes; the donuts of Santa Clara for San Isidro; the torrijas for Easter, or the bones of saint for All Saints’ Day. The tiles and the wafers are also typical of the festivals


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