of Madrid (Spain) by Jose Cerrato
The City of Madrid (Spain)
Madrid is the capital of Spain and is located in the center of the Iberian
Peninsula. It has a population of 3,000,000 inhabitants, together with
the suburbs, the figure rises to 6,000,000.
The city is a major financial
and business center, with a significant amount of corporate head offices.
Madrid's climate is continental with cold winters (temperatures below 0
º and heavy frost) and hot summers.
In its gastronomy include
corns, the stew, churros, squid (in sandwiches or rations), potato tortilla,
patatas bravas and the typical wines of the region.
|Barajas airport is located
next to the highway A-2 Barcelona, a distance of 15 kilometers. 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-Airport
In the sports section, Madrid
has two large football stadiums. These are the Santiago Bernabeu stadium
and Vicente Calderon, where local teams play as both Real Madrid and Atletico
de Madrid respectively. Both stadiums are rated 5 stars granted by UEFA.
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.
Among its museums, monuments
and sites of interest include: -The Royal Palace in Madrid. Opened by King
Carlos III is located on Calle Bailen. Its neoclassical style and 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.
-La Calle Gran Via
is one of the main streets of Madrid, with heavy traffic, especially on
weekdays. It begins in Alcala Street and ends at the Plaza of Spain. Half
of street you can find the Plaza de Callao, referring to when making purchases
of any kind. "Puerta de Toledo: La Puerta de Toledo is located in the Plaza
of the same name. Inaugurated in 1827, was initiated in order of Jose Bonaparte.
-The Museo del Prado:
Neoclassical palace of Juan de Villanueva located on the Paseo del Prado.
Its construction was completed during the reign of Ferdinand VII. Exhibition
of the Flemish school are El Greco, Titian and Murillo.
-Parque Juan Carlos I:
Parque Juan Carlos I is located just off Highway M-40, in the neighborhood
of Hortaleza. It was opened in 1992, transforming the old Olivar de Hinojares,
in a magnificent park. Inside we find a large lake, trees and fountains.
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