Madrid

Madrid

With its population of 3,2 million people, Madrid is considered to be one of the largest cities in Europe, and the third largest city in the European Union. The city is located at a height of 665m above sea level, which makes it the highest city in Europe. Madrid is situated on the shores of the small Manzanares river, while the Siera de Guadarrama mountain range spreads northwest of the city. The area’s distinctive continental climate means that Madrid’s winters are short, cold and usually dry, while the summers are very warm. Everyone has surely wanted to visit the capital of Spain once, and out written guide will make tour wish even greater. Madrid is a modern town with an old soul. It boasts over 2000 monuments and 90 museums that tell about the history and art of the city. You will be introduced to the people and artistic scenes that made Madrid what 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
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is the third largest city in Europe, just behind London and Berlin. There are several legends about how Madrid got its name. The most famous of these legends tells that the name comes from the word madroño, which is a type of evergreen tree which can be found all around Spain, so much so that it has made its way to the city’s coat of arms. Between 852 and 886, a Moorish fortification called Alcazar stood where the Royal Palace sits today.

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

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is the third largest city in Europe, just behind London and Berlin. There are several legends about how Madrid got its name. The most famous of these legends tells that the name comes from the word madroño, which is a type of evergreen tree which can be found all around Spain, so much so that it has made its way to the city’s coat of arms. Between 852 and 886, a Moorish fortification called Alcazar stood where the Royal Palace sits today. The fortification was first called Magerit, becoming Madshrit in 939 and, finally, Madrid in 1038.

History of Madrid

Tourist destinations in Spain:

Tenerife

Tenerife is a magnificent island of volcanic origin that belongs to the Canary Islands. Often called the island of eternal spring, Tenerife is an ideal place for a year-round vacation. From the amazing volcanic beaches characterized by black sand, popular beaches such as Las Americas, to the endless Mount Teide with the highest peak in Spain - 3718 meters. It is easy to fall in love with this island.

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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

With its population of 3,2 million people, Madrid is considered to be one of the largest cities in Europe, and the third largest city in the European Union. The city is located at a height of 665m above sea level, which makes it the highest city in Europe. Madrid is situated on the shores of the small Manzanares river, while the Siera de Guadarrama mountain range spreads northwest of the city. The area’s distinctive continental climate means that Madrid’s winters are short, cold and usually dry, while the summers are very warm. Everyone has surely wanted to visit the capital of Spain once, and out written guide will make tour wish even greater. Madrid is a modern town with an old soul. It boasts over 2000 monuments and 90 museums that tell about the history and art of the city. You will be introduced to the people and artistic scenes that made Madrid what it is today.

Discover Madrid

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