Madrid is located at the geographic centre of Spain and is the country’s capital. The city is home to Spain’s government and is a national centre of economic, cultural, and educational life. This makes Madrid the ideal location for a city break. It has two train stations and Barajas Airport, and is very easily accessible from the rest of Spain and the public transport system is very good.
Madrid is also regarded as a hub of artistic activity and is famous for its culture and fantastic nightlife. Madrid has a population of over 3 million, and the residents of Madrid, known as Madrileños have a reputation for openness and hospitality. Many of them are immigrants, and the diversity in cultures they bring to the city guarentee a friendly atmosphere that is welcoming to all who visit Madrid.
Madrid’s climate is continental, and temperatures are high in summer and low in winter, but rarely reach extreme levels. The warmest months typically record up to 33ºC (91ºF), and temperatures can fall as low as 7ºC (45ºF) in the coldest months. The city enjoys more cloudless days per year than any other capital in Europe.
Madrid has a lot of interesting and exciting attractions that offer both culture and amusement. The city is full of fantastic landmarks to visit like the Plaza Mayor, the royal palace, or the many statuettes, and for those that take an interest in art, the museums Del Prado, Reina Sofia or Thyssen have some of the most brilliant collections of famous Spanish painters like Picasso, Miro, Velazquez and Goya.
For those with families or couples seeking a thrill, Madrid has two large popular amusements parks (including the new Warner Bros park). And in Madrid there are regular international concerts, big flea markets, parades and many other activities to take part in. The bars and nightlife are fantastic and the fabulous Spanish cuisine can be enjoyed in many restaurants in the city.
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