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Madrid, Spain's capital is a cosmopolitan city. Its position as a
centre for economics, finance, administration and services combines the
most modern infrastructure with an important cultural and artistic
heritage, the legacy of centuries of fascinating history. Madrid is
strategically located at the geographical centre of the Iberian
peninsula, 646 meters above sea level. Its old town is exemplary among
major European cities, and blends harmoniously with the most modern and
convenient of urban infrastructure. Madrid offers a broad range of
accommodation and services along with the most advanced audiovisual and
communication technology. All this, combined with the momentum of a
society that is dynamic and open, and at the same time warm and
welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world's
The Madrid area has been settled since the Lower Paleolithic age, but
it was not until 1561 that King Philip II made it the capital of his
mighty empire. The historic old town, also known as "Madrid de los
Austrias" (referring to the Hapsburg empire) is a living example of the
city's 16th and 17th century heyday, as is its impressive Plaza Mayor
(square), which was opened in 1620 and remains one of Spain's most
popular and typical spots.
The average annual temperature in the shade is 13ºC
(55ºF). In the colder seasons, the minimum temperatures often
fall below freezing point, although in the city itself it rarely snows.
During the peak summer months the temperature can easily reach
40ºC (104ºF), but this is made slightly more bearable
by the low humidity levels.
Madrid is a captivating tourist destination in Spain that features
enriching history, art and culture. The culture of any place has been
influenced by the history and religious aspect of that place. Likewise,
Madrid Culture is very much has influenced by its history and also
religious history. You can spot various monolithic cathedrals and
churches in this enchanting city. Along with the commercial and
business centers of Spain, Madrid is also a fashion capital of the
country. There are various trendy boutiques in Madrid that invites you
to experience fashion trends in the capital city. With opera, theatre,
concerts, shows, music & dance festival and outstanding array
of food and beverage outlets, Madrid is surely a place that’s
worth a visit.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time Zone: Central European Time (CET) (UTC+1)
Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world, after
Chinese and English. Although Spanish is the language of the land,
English, French and German are generally understood at most
attractions, museums, hotels and restaurants that cater for visitors.
Castilian Spanish is the official language but in the regions, Basque,
Catalan and Galician are spoken. In smaller towns and villages a phrase
book is a useful item to carry.
Words and Phrase
My name is
Thanks for your help. Graseeas
por soo ayooda
Do you speak English?
Abla oosteth eengles?
I don’t speak (much) Spanish No ablo (mooch)
How much is it?
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