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Madrid - Spain   by Hannah Rollmaker

Madrid Travel Guide

Madrid is a place with a lot of natural beauty, rich in history, and has a beautiful environment it is also the capital city of Spain. Madrid is considered as the largest city of Spain, according to European Union statistics it is the third most populated city in Europe. Although Madrid is important because it is the capital of the country to Spanish people "Madrid" is also very important because apart from being the capital, Madrid is considered as the political centre of the country.

The city of Madrid is enriched with green trees which cover most of the area of Madrid. These trees are like everywhere, in houses, on roads, and in parks, and these natural phenomena makes the environment of Madrid very pleasant and healthy.
Geographically Madrid's total covered area is approximately (234 sq mile) and this total area of Madrid is home to about 6 million. The people living in Madrid know the importance of their city as the city is enriched with natural beauty and landmarks of the history. Modern "Madrid" is designed and established in such a way that the things look new but on the other hand all Madrid's constructions have a touch of their history inside them.

The climatic conditions that Madrid experiences are much cooler winters and much warmer summers as in summers the temperature can easily surpass even 40 degrees and in winters can also fall below 0 degrees. Rainfalls are not usually a part of summers or winters, instead Madrid mostly receives rainfalls in spring and autumn seasons.

Due to the history Madrid possesses, it is rich in architectures.

Relaxing on Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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Out of these architectures "The Royal Palace of Madrid" is the place which is mostly the destination for tourists. This Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of the King of the Country.

According to latest statistics Madrid has become the world's 23rd richest city regarding the Gross Domestic Product, and is considered as the 3rd richest in all of Europe.
Plaza De Toros, Madrid, Spain
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As the city itself has a lot of history, so when one focuses on the museums and historical places then the first name one will consider would be Madrid. The most popular destination for tourists in Madrid today is "The Golden Triangle of Art". Which are basically three museums combined and named as the golden triangle of art.

In the educational sector, Madrid has many universities which are producing quality students, working for different organizations all around the world.

If we talk about sports then the first name comes in mind about Madrid is "Bull Fighting". Madrid has the biggest bull ring which hosts the season of bull fighting which starts in March and ends in October.

Secondly Madrid has the honor of having the world's biggest and largest football club named as "Real Madrid". The home ground of Real Madrid is located in the Chamartín region of Madrid having a capacity of over 80,000 people.

Madrid's other football team is known as "Atletico Madrid", the home ground of the club is named as Vicente Calderon. Both clubs rivalries are highly anticipated all around Madrid.

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