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About the City - Madrid is The capital of Spain since 1562 is located on the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. Because of its central location and high altitude, the climate of Madrid is characterized by warm dry summers and cool winters. Attractions - There are two main arteries in the city: the Gran Via and the Paseo de la Castellana  











Weather - Madrid is basically a dry city, rain is rare, and high heat levels are often not as oppressive as one might think due to the low humidity, particularly at the beginning of the summer.  
Culture & Entertainment - Madrid is one of the major capitals of the arts. Its galleries and museums are among the finest in the world. Culture - The year's festive highlights turn the public into active participants and passive spectators who are nevertheless aware of being both things at once.  
Restaurants, Cafe's & Pubs - Madrid's traditional fare of suckling pig, roast baby lamb and cocido chickpea stew.
The seafood restaurants, which receive the finest freshest fish and shellfish rushed to the city every morning from all of Spain's best fishing harbors
Cuisine - The cooking of Spain, noted for its uncommonly appealing flavors and the exceptional quality of its produce, has long been a source of pride to Spaniards.  
Transportation - Madrid possesses a modern and efficient underground system and it is the fastest way of getting around the city. Map - Viw our interactive madrid map ( flash needed)  
Currency - Since Jan. 2002, the new currency in Spain is the Euro. Old "pesetas" can not be used longer.    

Plaza de la Cibeles, Madrid


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