Madrid is the capital city of Spain, and is its largest city. The city is located on the Manzanares river and is in the center of the country. Because of this location, Madrid is considered to be the chief political and financial area of the country. Madrid has a population of just over 3 million people.
It was at one time the capital of the Spanish Empire and is full of many prominent museums. Though the site of Madrid has been settled for many thousands of years, it was officially founded around the 9th century, when a palace was ordered to be built there by Mehmed I. Many people who visit Madrid become attracted to the many charms of the city. The city has a Mediterranean climate, and the best time to visit is during the spring. During this time the weather is excellent and the city isn't full of tourists.
Madrid is city which has plenty things for you to do. It is well known for the many museums it has, and those who enjoy art and history will want to visit the Museo del Prado. You will also be impressed by the many boulevards and plazas. If you want to see the remains of an 18th century hospital which has been turned into a museum, you will want to visit the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Soccer, known as Football in Spain, is extremely popular and travelers who enjoy playing sports will want to play or watch professionals compete. Madrid has one of the world's best Soccer teams.
If you enjoy playing less active sports such as golf, there are many parks available but Golf Park is open for everyone. If you enjoy swimming, the city has many outdoor pools available in the summer and indoor pools available during the winter months. When it comes to the nightlife in Madrid, you can party all night if you so wish at the many dance clubs available. Madrid is becoming well known all over the world for its party culture. When it comes to food, Madrid has a strong Spanish cuisine due to its many immigrants from Spanish countries. It also offers French, Indian, and North African cuisines.
You will also find delicious seafood and great desserts. Madrid, like most of Spain, is one of the most affordable areas of Europe. This is great news for backpackers and budget travelers. It is possible for the most frugal travelers to spend as low as 20 euros a day by staying at the cheapest places and making their own food. .
By: Rahul viz