Madrid

Madrid

Madrid is considered one of the largest cities in Europe with 3.2 million inhabitants, it is the third city in the European Union. It is located 665 meters above sea level, which makes it the city with highest altitude in Europe. It is located on the banks of the small river Manzanares, and northwest of the city rises the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain. Its climate is continental, winters are short and cold, usually without precipitation, while summers are very warm. Everyone has at least once wished to visit the capital of Spain, and that desire will become even greater and more pronounced through our written guide. Madrid is a modern city with an old soul. It houses over 2.000 monuments and 90 museums that tell the story of the history and art of this city. You will get to know the historical figures and the art scene that raised this city as it is today.

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Tourist map

Map of Madrid

Discover what is nearby, all attractions, sights and museums , shopping zones, parks and restaurants in Madrid.

Tourist map of Madrid

History

History of Madrid
The capital of Spain, Madrid, is the third largest European city. The first two places are taken by London and Berlin. There are several legends about how Madrid got its name. The most famous one says that the name of the city originates from the word “madroño”, which means the arbutus plant or madrone, which exists in Spain in every step and it is painted in the coat of arms of the city. From 852 to 886, a Moorish fortification known as Alcazar was built on the site of the royal palace today. This fortification was originally called Magerit, from 939 it was called Madshrit, and from 1038 it was called Madrid.

History of Madrid

Sights

Sights in Madrid

Madrid is a city of rich culture and cultural heritage, so the number of sights in this city is quite numerous. On this page you will find a list of the best tourist attractions in Madrid that you should not miss. From the magnificent Royal Palace, amazing city squares, fountains and many others.

Sights in Madrid

Museums

Museums in Madrid

Museum are quite numerous in this city which is why we made a list of best museums to visit in Madrid. Here you will find the complete guide with descriptions, prices, working hours and other useful information.

Museums in Madrid

Shopping

Shopping in Madrid

It can be said that shopping is unavoidable in Madrid. Here you can find numerous international brands, but also take a peek at the local markets that will surprise you with their offer. That is why we have made a list of the best shopping zones in Madrid in order to make it easier for our visitors to move around in this city.

Shopping in Madrid

Parks

Parks in Madrid

There are a large number of parks that adorn the city of Madrid. From the parks of the Royal Palace, to urban parks with amazing sculptures and fountains. Some of them contain works of art, appreciated all over the world. It is a great pleasure to walk in the parks of Madrid. That is why we have made a list of the best parks in Madrid that you should not miss.

Parks in Madrid

Excursions

Excursions in Madrid

There are numerous palaces and picnic areas around Madrid that are worth visiting while staying in this city. On this page there is a list of the best excursions that you can go and enjoy.

Excursions in Madrid

Transportation

Transportation in Madrid

The public transport in Madrid is very well organized. Both citizens and tourists find it easy to manage. It consists of 4 types of public transport: metro, bus, suburban railway and so called light rail. On this page you can find a list of all types of transport in Madrid as well as prices that will help you find your way in the city.

Transportation in Madrid

History of Madrid

The capital of Spain, Madrid, is the third largest European city. The first two places are taken by London and Berlin. There are several legends about how Madrid got its name. The most famous one says that the name of the city originates from the word “madroño”, which means the arbutus plant or madrone, which exists in Spain in every step and it is painted in the coat of arms of the city. From 852 to 886, a Moorish fortification known as Alcazar was built on the site of the royal palace today. This fortification was originally called Magerit, from 939 it was called Madshrit, and from 1038 it was called Madrid.

History of Madrid

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Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is surely one of the last remaining European Paradise islands, situated in the Atlantic Ocean, some 200km away from the coast of Africa. It is the third largest of the Canary Islands, neighbored by Fuerteventura and Tenerife. The capital, Las Palmas, is situated in the northeast of the island. Gran Canaria is the island of contrasts, bursting with culture, an unbelievably beautiful coast and spectacular sunny beaches, the perfect destination all year round. From its cold climate in the north, to the sunny south, this perfect holiday island has everything even the most demanding traveler would wish for: a great specter of climates, lush forests, exotic flora and fauna, volcanic craters, as well as a strange sediment of snow at the highest peaks.

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Madrid

Madrid is considered one of the largest cities in Europe with 3.2 million inhabitants, it is the third city in the European Union. It is located 665 meters above sea level, which makes it the city with highest altitude in Europe. It is located on the banks of the small river Manzanares, and northwest of the city rises the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain. Its climate is continental, winters are short and cold, usually without precipitation, while summers are very warm. Everyone has at least once wished to visit the capital of Spain, and that desire will become even greater and more pronounced through our written guide. Madrid is a modern city with an old soul. It houses over 2.000 monuments and 90 museums that tell the story of the history and art of this city. You will get to know the historical figures and the art scene that raised this city as it is today.

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