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Madrid is one of the most amazing cities in Western Europe. When you first set foot in the city, you’re going to experience a number of different sensations. You’ll feel as though you have just entered a time of centuries past that you have only learned about in history books in high school or college. The city is a mixture of cobblestone streets, crowded central plazas filled with the locals, and stunning palaces. You may even feel as though you have just walked into a type of Spanish designed New York City.

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The capital and largest city in Spain is Madrid with its 3.5 million residents. It is best known for its artistic and cultural heritage. Madrid is also renowned for its diversity in cuisines and its exciting nightlife venues. The accommodations in the city are considered some of the most outstanding in Western Europe. Interestingly enough, the city of Madrid caters to a rather significant GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender) community. There are a number of outstanding gay-friendly hotels in the city as well.

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Aside from the fact that the city of Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain, one of the more popular destinations within the city is the Chueca neighborhood. It was named after the famous Spanish composer Federico Chueca who lived from 1846 to 1908. Chueca is situated north of Old Madrid and is located near the Plaza de Chueca. In recent years it has become an extremely popular area with the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender) community. A large gay pride festival is staged in Chueca on an annual basis.

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If you are ever in Madrid on a Sunday, don’t miss the chance to spend the afternoon in El Retiro, the most popular and widely visited park in the city. Just crossing the street from Puerta de Alcala El Retiro is also the meeting point for all sorts of people, from kids with their rollerblades and young people jogging to families with their kids having ice cream and walking the dog. In summer time people just go and spend the whole day tanning and having fun. The park has a lake where you can take boat rides when the weather is nice.

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Bullfighting is one of Spain’s most antique and important traditions. Each year thousand of people gather in Las Ventas, in Madrid, for the bullfighting season.

Madrid Spain Bullfight

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If you are an art lover, you can find some great art museums in Madrid, Spain to enjoy while visiting the city. Walk through the city’s “Golden Triangle of Art” at Paseo del Prado where three great museums stand up: Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofia and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. All of them have great art collections from different periods of art history as well as famous masterpieces from famous European Masters.

Madrid Spain Museum

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Known primarily for its artistic and cultural heritage, Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain. Additionally, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The population is pushing 3.5 million so you can expect it to be busy all day long and well into the night whenever you visit there. Madrid is also a great family vacation destination due to the many theme parks you will find in the city. Here are several to consider if you are planning to vacation there with your family.
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The capital and largest city of Spain is Madrid as well as being the artistic, cultural, financial, and historical center of the country. With a population approaching 3.5 million, it is the busiest and most populated area of the Iberian Peninsula and southwestern Europe. Madrid is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region and sees millions of international travelers every year. For many of these visitors, it is the Spanish cuisine that is the primary draw.

Madrid Spain Food

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Nowadays Madrid, Spain is one of Europe’s most vivacious and dynamic cities. Thousands of people walk up and down its busy streets, have dinner at great restaurants, visit its amazing museums or just have a beer in a terraza. The city has many traditional and modern neighborhoods, each of them offering its visitors different kinds of activities and sights according to their interests. There is everything for everyone.

Madrid, Spain, Palazzo Reale

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The opening of a new terminal specifically for low-cost airlines in 2006, and the fantastic rebuilding and renovation of the rest of the buildings, has made Barajas International Airport the main transport hub for visitors to Madrid. The clean and efficient airport is located about 12km from the centre of the city and transfers can be made easily and cheaply at any time of day or night.

Madrid Airport

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Madrid, as every cosmopolitan city in the world, offers its visitors a large variety of good restaurants where they can enjoy a great meal. Eating tapas is the most commonly known practice in Madrid but if you are looking for a traditional Spanish meal there are numerous dishes you must try.

Patatas Bravas MadridPhoto by scaredy_kat

Most of them consist of meat, but you can also find some dishes based on seafood and vegetables. read full article

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In all honesty I would not choose Madrid as a top destination for 2nd hand clothes shopping. Not saying that there is nothing on offer, it just takes a little more time and effort than in other cities with a more active vintage scene.

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Although saying that, its all part of the fun of second hand shopping, sweating through endless racks of clothes to finally find that one piece that suits you down to a tee, and that you know no-one else will have! This trend though, along with cupcakes, is on the rise in Madrid and little vintage boutiques are popping up and drawing attention. read full article

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Madrid, today, is a cultural melting pot- think about it. It’s the capital of a country that sits on the border between Europe and Northern Africa, and acts as the European link to Latin America.

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Coupled with the post Franco creative explosion, the Movida Madrileña, Madrid has really ‘opened its eyes’. Concerts, art exhibitions, independent theatre or cinema festivals take place all over the city. It’s true that some can be hard to find, but with pre-planning, there is always something special to do. There might not be an April Fair, like that of Seville, or the Pamplona bull runs, music festivals stick to the coast and even religious festivals seem diluted in the capital, and so I would advise a visit any time in spring or early autumn. read full article

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A tapa, the miniature cuisine from Spain, is a finger food eaten between the meals. In Spanish, tapa means “cover or appetizer”. The Real Academia Española de la Lengua defines a tapa as “any portion of solid food able to accompany a drink”. You can choose from four types of tapas: cold, fried, sauce based and warm. The fried tapas, such as boquerones, calamaries, croquets, fritters, sausages and torreznos, are the most popular.
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The tapas served with salads can even replace a complete lunch. Tapas are made from both animal-based and agricultural products: anchovies, beef, cheeses, cocktail onions, dry nuts, meat, mackerel, sardines, squid, tuna, and vegetables. However, no tapa will be complete without olives. read full article

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The Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, a beautiful secluded place in the heart of the Spanish capital, is just across the Prado Museum. Nature lovers and gardening enthusiasts should not miss it, as the garden is home to flora from diverse climatic zones. The garden comprises greenhouses, pavilions, a bonsai section, kitchen garden, orchid section, rose garden and aromatic plant section.

madrid botanical garden

Greenhouses present exotic plants from different parts of the earth. Catroviejo Bolibar Santiago, a computer-managed greenhouse, has three plant sections: tropical, subtropical and desert. Graells Stove or Las Palmas greenhouse features tropical species, mosses and ferns. There are dedicated pavilions: pavilions of bananas and buckeyes. read full article

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