Located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid is the capital of Spain and one of the most important cultural centers in Europe. As a result, the significant number of tourists who received last year with almost nine million, becoming one of the main tourist destinations worldwide. The city offers a wide variety of attractions, especially in the city center. A very usual Madrid guide to visits are the areas of the Puerta del Sol, Mercado de San Miguel, street Mayor, Plaza Mayor, Almudena Cathedral, Puerta de Toledo, Royal Palace, Santa Ana Square, Retiro Park, Templo de Debod, Plaza of Spain, Puerta de Alcalá, "The Art Triangle", which are basically three museums (Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Reina Sofía Museum), are one of the busiest areas for tourists from around the world.
The main artery of the city is the Gran Via. A street in a distance of approximately 1 kilometer and a half, which starts right at the beginning of the street Barquillo Alcalá Street and ends at the Plaza of Spain. Place filled with all kinds of establishments: hotels, restaurants, shops, theaters, shopping malls. This area is a place of enormous traffic, both vehicles and people, which significantly increases the weekends and on holidays like Christmas.
The city of Madrid is enriched with trees everywhere. These trees are found in most places; On the streets, on the roads and in the parks. These natural elements make the Madrid environment very pleasant and healthy.
The climate of Madrid is continental. It is characterized by very cold winters and very hot summers. The temperature in the summer can easily surpass even 40 degrees. Rainfall is not usually in winter or summer. Madrid receives precipitations especially in the seasons of spring and autumn.
The Madrid airport, known as the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, has four terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4. Located outside the city, you can reach from different points via the M-11, a-2, M-40, by Metro, bus or taxi.
Madrid's gastronomy stands out in many respects, such as Madrid's stew. Taste a good Madrid stew in specialized restaurants in the area of Plaza de la Mayor, is a delicacy for the stomach. In the same way you can take tapas of serrano ham, squid, tortilla of potatoes, anchovies in vinegar accompanied by a good beer or to take some churros or clubs with coffee in the breakfast.
Madrid is also well known for the bullring of the sales, located in the avenue of the bullfighters, between the axis of the street Alcalá and the M-30.
In the same way in our Madrid guide, there are important sporting events in regards to football. Important competitions worldwide, such as the UEFA champions League that attract football fans, both the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium and the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, stadiums that belong to both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid respectively. Carving equipments like Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Juventus or Barcelona.
To do outdoor activities such as walking, doing some kind of sport such as running, biking, rollerblading or boating, we can move to the Retiro Park as well as the country house. In the country house you will find the amusement park and the Zoo.
Sites of special interest in our Madrid guide already outside the capital, is the monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. It is located near Madrid, next to the slopes of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in the north-west of the province of Madrid. Built by order of Philip II. There are different alternatives to get to the monastery, both by train and by vehicle via the highway of La Coruña A6.