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Madrid Travel Guide  

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Madrid is the capital of and the largest city in Spain. It is located on the river Manzanares in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula.
In spite of being a major metropolis, Madrid retains some remarkably unspoiled and diverse habitats and landscapes. It is home to mountain peaks and lush green plains. The city has a temperate Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. In winters, temperatures may drop below 0°C, and in summers, they may sometimes reach as high as 40°C.
Madrid has a population of approximately 3,300,000 people. The inhabitants of Madrid are called Madrileños. The city is very cosmopolitan, and in addition to Spaniards, it also has many immigrants from Latin America, Europe, Asia, North Africa and West Africa. Madrid is well known for its many cultural related attractions and monuments.

Area code:
0(+34) 91
Time zone:
Isidoro l'Agricoltore
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Reviews Madrid

Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : In addition to being the capital of Spain, Madrid is also the home of the Spanish Royal Family and a major commercial hub of the region. It is also a tourist hotspot because of the variety of cultural and artistic... more activity and its lively nightlife. When in Madrid, do visit the Corral de la Moreria to experience the best of Flamenco dancing. Sports fans should try to catch a football match at the Vicente Calderón stadium. A visit to the Gran Vía is a must for those who wish to experience Madrid’s famed nightlife.   The city is also home to many fine museums and monuments including the Museo del Prado, Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Centre, Palacio Real, Catedral de la Almudena, Museum of the City and Debod Temple. Madrid also hosts many elaborate festivals; the month-long Fiestas de San Isidro is the most fascinating and lively of these festivals. It is held every year in the month of May.
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Eat like a madrileño - it is useful to eat when the madrileños eat. The variety of restaurants is best when the locals enjoy their meals - that is at around 2-3 pm for lunch and at the earliest at... more 9 pm for dinner. Eat tapas - tapas are available everywhere and are plentiful and varied. These you can get outside of mealtimes as well. Go see flamenco. Madrid is the flamenco capitol. It is well worth going to see a tablao! Enjoy yourself and just sit around and enjoy the vibe of the city!
Not to be missed Retiro Park , El Rastro , Casa Patas
paolo callero
Level 11     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : It's beautiful, cheap, charming, dynamic, cheerful, I recommend it for a weekend, the transport is very good, you get great food at reasonable prices, the people are friendly and helpful. I recommend trying the ham. If you just want a... more quick bite you can go to the chain 'montadidos 100 cerveceria', they make excellent sandwiches and the service is very friendly.
alberto banfi
Level 27     5 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : It's a cosmopolitan city full of tourist and cultural attractions. Don't miss the local restaurants where you can enjoy tapas. A tour of the museums (the Prado in the head, the Parque del Buen Retiro, the many churches). The connections... more between the city and the airport are very efficient and cheap. What about the people? Friendly and always ready to give advice on restaurants and sights to see.
Donatella Borioni
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Climbing on the roof terrace of the tower of Madrid is an experience not to be missed. The urban scene is really amazing. Madrid is a city that can easily be explored on foot and this is the best way... more to live it fully.
roberta miani
Level 10     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : The city is well worth a visit. It's easy to get around, the people are very polite. Shops are always open, the food is good. I recommend visiting: Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Queen Sofía Art Center, Plaza... more Mayor, El Rastro mercado.
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Relaxed and green (besides the city traffic) and improving in leaps and bound on each return. It also has a vibe and a gogo attitude but only at night, late...well all night.
Carmen Ghio
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Such a pleasant city to spend your holidays. But beware, there are a lot of pickpocketers.
Level 11     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Nice place
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Lovely cultural city. Shame about all the strikes. Not really helping their economy. Or sick people. Won't really encourage tourist industry.
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