Madrid, the capital city of Spain is situated in the peninsular region and is surrounded by the river Manzanares. Being a largest city of Spain, Madrid is the home of various cultural activities, artistic excellence and a very lively nightlife. Madrid is also known as a cosmopolitan metropolis, centre of Spanish Government, a business centre, public administration headquarter, home of the Spanish royal family and so on. The city dwells rich artistic heritage and great culture, which attracts tourists from every corner of the world. Apart from that, there are numerous places to explore and enjoy. You will definitely collect pleasant memories that will make your trip a lifetime experience.
|Area||:||Land : 607 Km2 (234.4 sq mi). Metro : 10,506 Km2 (4,057 sq mi).|
|Population||:||City : 3.255.944. Metro : 6.386.932.|
|Geographic Coordination||:||40°23'N 3°43'W.|
Climate and Geography
Being a dry city, the rains in Madrid are rare, and the heat level is not very high because of low humidity.
The best way to explore the beauty of this vibrant city is to travel through Metro de Madrid, one of the widest Metro networks in Spain. It covers almost every part of the Madrid and the remaining ones can be reached through local bus service. Special night buses, covering every part of the city are loved by the tourists because they make your journey exciting. Taxi, although expensive but a good medium for discovering the beauty of Madrid. Hired cars and bicycles are also on the list if you are an adventurous traveler.
Shopping And Entertainment
If you wish to explore the Spanish fashion, then Madrid is your place. The streets of Almirante and Conde de Xiquena, are flooded with the shops selling fashion garments, jewelry, gifts, leather products etc. Looking for some traditional stuff, then head for Plaza Mayor and if you are searching for pocket friendly departmental stores, then nothing can beat the vicinity of the Puerta del Sol and also the streets of Goya, Princesa and Castellana. Rastro the open-air market is an excellent hot spot shopping destination.
Madrid is known for its vibrant and thriving nightlife and leaves a huge impact on the first time visitors. A paradise for night owls, the city boasts of pubs, clubs, bars, discos, late night eating joints, movies, flamencos and the never-ending list of night out options. Streets like Plaza de Santa Baï¿½rbara, the Glorieta de Bilbao, Alonso Martaï¿½nez, Arguelles, Moncloa etc. are flooded with famous eateries and night destinations. The Calle Huertas and the Plaza de Santa Ana offer a lively nightlife with amazing live music.