Madrid Spain


May 11, 2008

Madrid Spain

Category: Madrid – admin – 4:14 pm

Three million people live in Spains capital Madrid.

The city is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Its glorious past and cultural attractions make it a tourist magnet for travelers from around the world.

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Madrid is also known as cosmopolitan city, famous as a business location, headquarters for the Public Administration, Government, Spanish Parliament and the home of the Spanish Royal Family.

Tourists also enjoy the citys active nightlife. Many clubs, bars and restaurants cheer the sophisticated visitor, and guarantee unforgettable experiences.

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Madrid is located in a Mediterranean climate with cool winters and very hot summers. Some say the summer in Madrid is like being in hell. The cruel Spanish summer lasts 3 months.

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The first documented mentions of Madrid dates back to the ninth century, when Spain was occupied by Muslim armies. The Muslims built a small palace on the site of todays Madrid. This was the beginning of the Madrids future success.

Madrid delights its visitor with a wealth of green spaces and parkland. There are also numerous museums and cultural attractions.

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The city attracts many immigrants from around the world. Most of them come from Latin America (Ecuador, Colombia, Peru), Eastern Europe (Romania), Asia (China), North Africa (Morocco) and several West African countries.

Madrid is a top destination for people who are interested in art museums and galleries. Also classical music, operas, and literature study centers are a big passion of the Madrilenians. Visitors will find many of these institutions within the city’s vibrant center.

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