Madrid and surroundings

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Madrid. La Gran Vía. por josemazcona.

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is one of the most visited non-coastal capital of the world.

How come?
Through its airport, make thousands of travel. And is that Barajas is one of the major European airports. Although there are multiple ways to reach the capital, many bus lines almost regular, a good connection between trains and other forms of transport offer tourists plenty of opportunities to visit Madrid.

Where to Stay?
In the Spanish capital there are a lot of hotels, cheap or not, where to stay. In Madrid we met with NH Hoteles, AC Hotels, and some cheap hotels.

How to move in Madrid?
In the city of Madrid, the Metro makes it easier to transport thousands of people daily, and that is, the Madrid Metro is not only moves the center, but connects with Alcorcón, Leganés, Fuenlabrada and Barajas, villages in outside the capital.  But if someone does not like riding the subway, there is a second possibility, EMT buses. This company offers hundreds of routes that we travel to all parts of Madrid, with great ease and at a very affordable price.

What to see in Madrid?
Madrid is a city with much history and attest that the many buildings and monuments located therein. All these buildings are hundreds of years behind them, recounting the wars, kings and historical events that have happened there.

Among the most prominent buildings we find the Royal Palace, located on Calle Bailen, opposite the Cathedral of the Almudena. This palace consists of the ninth century and after many alterations is kept in good condition despite the age.

Palacio Real (Royal Palace) Madrid, Spain

Another important building is the Monastery of the Escorial. El Escorial is located northwest of the capital, about 45 kilometers, particularly in the road M600. This monastery was built by Philip II, consists of the year 1584.


Among the amenities, we find the Prado Museum, located on the Paseo del Prado, is one of the world’s major museums, the building is also important because of its history, despite the reforms, the building has early nineteenth century.

La Puerta de Alcala, is one of the most important monuments of the capital of Spain. It is located in the heart of the city. It was built by King Carlos III and the architect who carried out was as Sabatini was inaugurated in 1778. This work was not built as a monument but as a door and its name comes from the previous departure from Madrid to Alcalá de Henares.

Madrid. Puerta de Alcalá

Madrid is that and much more…

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One Response to “Madrid and surroundings”

  1. Madrid Spain native Says:

    Nice summing up of the city. Just have to mention that the “puerta” in this case translates to Gate instead of Door and is where the old gates to the city stood. There are other gates around the city that are equally spectaculr but as time has moved on they’re not so easy to find.

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