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.
- There are two main arteries in the city: the Gran Via and the Paseo
de la Castellana
- 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.
& Entertainment - Madrid is one of the major capitals
of the arts. Its galleries and museums are among the finest in the
- The year's festive highlights turn the public into active participants
and passive spectators who are nevertheless aware of being both things
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
- 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.
- Madrid possesses a modern and efficient underground system and it
is the fastest way of getting around the city.
- Viw our interactive madrid map ( flash needed)
Since Jan. 2002, the new currency in Spain is the Euro. Old "pesetas"
can not be used longer.