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Why visit Madrid, Top reasons to visit Madrid

 
 

Top reasons to visit Madrid

1.-Feel Madrid

Madrid is bustling,  is energetic,  is full of life..  

Madrid
is hectic yet relaxed, it's a friendly vibrant place with masses to see, and its downtown area can be easily explored on foot.
From Puerta del Sol and the Gran Vía boulevard to Plaza de España, Malasaña, Chueca and the Real  Madrid stadium, it's not sheer multitude that makes the city stir. It's the madrileño attitude -- a zest for socializing, taking to the streets and cheerfully maximizing every hour not spent working.

Madrid is Spain's largest city and its capital and is  the center for international business. Yes, Madrid is for travelers interested in famous paintings and stunning architecture, but it's also, and maybe more so, for those looking for an unhurried good time. Madrid has a lot to offer outside the walls of the Prado Museum
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Whether you fall in love with the art museums, shopping, delicious tapas or the Madrid nightlife,  a short stay in Spain's capital city will leave you smitten.

2.-Cultural Activities
The problem with Madrid culture & arts is picking and choosing what to do! Besides the fantastic permanent collections of the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum and Thyssen Bornemisza, there are dozens other museums, cultural centers, galleries, theaters, cinemas, music venues, flamenco locales, festivals...  

3.-Nightlife
The Madrid characteristic that most impacts first-time visitors is its nightlife. The Spanish schedule generally runs later than most, but even more in Madrid. Eat dinner at 10pm and your night on the town begins to jump when other european cities pubs are closing and continues 'til the sun comes up. "Salir" - to go out - only counts if you've made it past 4am. Otherwise it's just a "vuelta," or a stroll around the block.

4.-Location

Madrid was choosed by
Phillip II as capital for its prime location smack in the center of the Iberian Peninsula. Visit Madrid and see how easy it is to discover the rest of Spain from this jump-off point. On the one hand, you can take day trips from Madrid to rich historical towns like Toledo, Salamanca, Segovia and El Escorial or enjoy nature activities in the Sierra de Guadarrama. On the other hand, Madrid's airport, train and bus stations are the best connected in Spain. No national destination is more th0an an 8-hour ride from here -- and low cost airlines make it even easier to move around the country.

5.-Tradition & Modernity

This is the great time in Madrid history to visit.  Traditions like San Isidro and El Rastro flea market prove madrileños value local customs, while the gay neighborhood of Chueca, rocker Malasaña and multiethnic Lavapiés prove that Madrid is fervently embracing modernity as well. The city is plagued by construction, however we'll all benefit in a few years as pedestrian-only streets multiply and shabby areas get a face lift.

6.-Transportation

Madrid is probably the best communicated city in Spain. You can go to any city in Spain through Madrid. It is the start point for all Spanish highways. It's also the central location for railways going to most Spanish cities, including high velocity trains (AVE, in Spanish). And moreover, Madrid has one of the world's largest airports - Barajas - with many companies offering flights from hundreds of destinations to Madrid.


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