Madrid as you know is the capital of Spain and the autonomous community of the same name. It is the country’s most populous city and is located in the central part of the Iberian peninsula, at the foot of the Guadarrama Mountains, watered by the River Manzanares.
A view of Madrid from the west park
The city has a continental climate, with an average temperature of 25 ° C in summer and ele 4.6 ° C in winter. Precipitations of 452 mm per year and the drought period extends for four months.
Its origins go back to paleo historical periods, according to archaeological discoveries near the River Manzanares. Became part of the mighty Roman Empire and later came under Arab domination (711), which built the fortress of Magerit. By the year 1083, the town was conquered by King Alfonso VI, and rebuilt in the eleventh century, because it already showed as a major city. With the Cortes of Castile, the city acquired prestige during the reign of Philip II, became the capital of the monarchy, the court moved to this city.
Madrid began to show a financial center, which encouraged immigration of nobles and gentry; experiencing urban pressure. In the real time dating huge and beautiful buildings have come down to us as the imposing Plaza Mayor and the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the Monastery of the Incarnation and the Cathedral of San Isidro.
XVIlI century, the city began a period of great accomplishments resplendent under the Bourbons. Carlos III, known as the Mayor of Madrid, he built the Paseo del Prado with the sources of Apollo, Neptune and Cibeles, Puerta de Alcala, the Botanical Garden and the Museo del Prado, Spain’s main art gallery and one of the most important the world. This great king also rebuilt the Royal Palace of Madrid who built Felipe V, first king of the Bourbon dynasty in the early eighteenth century.
Madrid is now a magnet for culture, commerce and finance in the emerging Spanish nation. Evidence of this is the Paseo de la Castellana and Alcalá, with many businesses, financial and commercial activity.
In the city always attracts the top shows mass and the center of attraction for artists of world renown. Bullfights are already a country’s cultural heritage, which is linked to history, art and idiosyncrasy of the Spanish people. Football is one of the passions of the people of Madrid, you can visit the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, one of the largest in the world and see if you get lucky on the trip and always loved the powerful Real Madrid.
Nightlife is another activity that characterizes this city, there are cafes and bars everywhere, available all night, making it a meeting place for night owls.
Now if you want fashion, new styles or maybe something vintage, that’s better than walking down the street Fuencarral, north of the city and south to north across the districts of Central, between the districts of Chueca and Malasaña. The famous and known street Madrid’s modern dress.