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MADRID

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 Madrid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4 Understand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4 Get in. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4 Get around. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5 Talk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6 Do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6 Learn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8 Buy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8 Eat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9 Drink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11 Sleep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12 Contact. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14 Cope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14 Stay safe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14 Get out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

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 City info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   16 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Climate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Districts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Architecture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other historic buildings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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 Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   34 Long term events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday March 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday March 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday March 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday March 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Best Restaurants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Italian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vegetarian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Madrid  · Understand 

Madrid

Madrid

Understand Location Madrid is located just northeast of the geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula, in the middle of the Spanish central Castillian plateau (Meseta central), at an average altitude of 650m. Nearly all of the most famous tourist areas are located in the center of the city including Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, and Plaza de Colón. The major streets in Madrid include the Gran Via, Alcalá Street, and Paseo de la Castellana.

Climate The climate of Madrid is continental; mainly dry and quite extreme at times. Madrid sees perpetual sunshine and a characteristically hot and dry summer, and a fairly cold winter with frequent frosts during the night and the occasional snowfall. Spring and autumn are mild with the most rainfall concentrated in these seasons. Spring and autumn are definitely the best times to visit, especially the months of April, May, June, September and October. There is very little rainfall during summer and also less rainfall during winter. During winter snow occurs sporadically, however snowfall usually lasts only for a few days, but there is abundant snowfall in the adjacent mountain ranges nearby.

Culture

Terminal 4 has won architectural awards, and might be worth the trip to have a look even if you are not flying. The airport is connected to the city by Metro line 8 (pink). To get to Sol (Madrids center) you will have to take Line 8 to the last stop (Nuevos Ministerios) and then transfer to line 10 going southbound to Tribunal and then Line 1 to Sol. Metro tickets to/from the airport cost €2. A Express Bus Service for 2 euros reaches O'Donell, Cibeles and Atocha . An alternative, and simpler way to get to Sol is to catch the Renfe Cercanías (commuter train) from Platform 8 at Nuevos Ministerios, Sol will be the first stop. Buses 200 and 204 operate between the airport and Plaza Colón and Avenida de América in Madrid. Public Night Bus N4 goes from Plaza Cibeles to Barajas district, 400m walk from the terminal through a passageway over the highway. Night Shuttle operates a night bus between the airport and city center for €9.90 per person. Taxis from the airport to the city center cost ~€32. There are plans for a commuter train link from Atocha and Chamartín to the airport, expected to be operational by 2011 or 2012 (the airport station is under construction through 2011). Madrid is a very major airport and is serviced by several airlines. It is the homebase for Iberia and one of the largest airports in Europe. Two smaller airports, Torrejón and Cuatro Vientos, also serve the city, however, there are no commercial flights coming in or out of these two airports.

By train

Royal Palace

The culture of Madrid was dominated by its Royal history, centre of the Spanish Empire. The Royal Palace, big palaces and buildings used by the Spanish Monarch and, enormous cathedrals and churches are plentiful in Madrid.  Medieval architecture is common although nowadays Madrid is just as much a cosmopolitan city as Berlin or London, full of new architecture, lifestyle and culture.

Get in By plane Madrid Barajas International Airport (IATA: MAD), 902 404 704, is located 13km from the Puerta del Sol. It has 4 terminals, including a new low-cost carrier terminal that opened in 2006.

Tropical garden in Atocha

Renfe (+34 902-240-202) operates train service to/from Madrid. Frequent trains operate between Madrid and Barcelona (2h 40min), Seville (2h 20 min), Malaga (2h 30 min), Zaragoza, Tarragona, Lerida, Huesca, Ciudad Real, Puertollano,

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Lisbon, Milan, the French coast, Paris, with continuing journeys to most of Europe. Northbound trains arrive and depart from Chamartín station, while trains to Barcelona, Valencia and southern Spain depart from Atocha railway station.

By bus

Nights before Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays have a night bus (MetroBúho) service on the same routes as the Metro lines, from rougly 01:00AM to 05:30AM. Stops for these lines are sometimes not in obvious places, especially in the pedestrian areas in the city center.

Madrid has eight enormous international and intercity bus stations. Information on where buses to a particular destination depart from can be found at the Tourist Office.

Announcements in the metro are made only in Spanish, though signs are bilingual in Spanish and English.

Many of the international buses, and those headed south of Madrid, arrive at and depart from Estación Sur de Autobuses (Calle de Méndez Álvaro, Tel:+34 91-468-4200 ) which is accessible by metro.

By bus Whatever the Metro doesn't cover, the buses do.

Buses to and from Barcelona and Bilbao operate from the Avenida de América bus terminal, also accessible by Metro.

Night buses (Búhos, "night owls"), have their main hub at Plaza de Cibeles , covering most of the city at roughly 20-minute intervals.

By car

By train

There are car rental facilities available at the airport, train stations, and other main travel sites. Always be sure to have a street map handy! The roads within Madrid are difficult to navigate as there are not many places to stop and consult a map or check your route.

Madrid has a system of local trains (Cercanías) that connect outlying suburbs and villages with the city center. Although most useful for visiting historic or outdoor destinations outside the city core, they are also useful for quickly getting from the north end of the city (Chamartin and Nuevos Ministros) to the south end of the city (Sol and Atocha).

Get around

By taxi

Public Transport Madrid proudly sports one of the best public transportation networks in the world and the second largest metro network in Europe, second only to London's. Buses and subways form an integrated network and work with the same tickets. A single ticket costs €1, a ten trip ticket costs €9. Alternatively, you can buy unlimited travel passes as follows: 1 day (€5.20), 2 days (€10.00), 3 days (€11.60), 5 days (€17.60), or 7 days (€23.60). Children under 11 receive a 50% discount. Tickets can be purchased at Metro stations, news-stands, and estancos (tobacconists').

By metro The Metro de Madrid (Madrid's Subway/Underground) is one of the best and cheapest metros in Europe. In addition, the underground tunnels of the Metro provide relief from the sun on hot days. Stamping the ticket one time allows you to use the Metro network as long and far as you like - make sure you stay inside the Metro zone, once you leave it, you'll have to stamp your ticket again. When you travel to or from airport stations, there is additional supplement of €1, which can be paid at the entrance or exit. The Passes do not require this supplement-

it is included in the price. You can catch some trains as late as 2:00AM, although the official close time for the metro system is at 1:30AM.

Taxis can be hard to find during late hours on weekends, especially if there is some rain. Unlike in other European cities, there are few taxi stands; just stand by the side of a major road or bus stop and wave your hand to signal an available taxi passing by. Available taxis have a green libre sign in the windshield and a green light on top. Official taxis are white, and have a red stripe and the flag of Madrid on the front door. The tariff is displayed on top of the car (a 1 during daytime, a 2 during the night, which become 2 and 3 on holidays such as Christmas Eve). There are also special surcharges for entering or leaving the airport/train station. Ask for the written table of tariffs and charges (suplementos) (shown on small stickers on rear windows, compulsory by law) before paying if you think it's too expensive. Be aware there are some taxi drivers that will do what is called 'la vuelta al ruedo' which basically means they will drive you around or through the crowded avenues to increase the fare. Most taxi drivers do not speak English, so you should have the names and/or addresses of your destinations written in Spanish to show your taxi driver. Likewise, get your hotel's business card in case you get lost.

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By car Transportation by private automobile in Madrid can be a nightmare. The Spanish capital suffers from the typical problems of most big cities; far too many cars and not enough space to accommodate them. Sometimes there can even be traffic jams in the Paseo de la Castellana at 3:00 AM (early to some Madrileños). The problem is compounded by the narrow streets in the old town, where a lorry delivering beer barrels to a local bar can cause a huge tailback. Looking for a place to park your car Finding a parking space can be very time consuming, and difficult if one is not skilled in the art of close proximity parallel parking. Many Spaniards are also lacking in this art, prompting them to simply park in the street, blocking other cars in. If you find yourself blocked in by such a practice, honk your horn until the driver returns. If you parallel park your car in Madrid, be aware that most Madrileños park by sound alone. They will feel no remorse for repeatedly hitting the car in front and behind them while trying to get into or out of a tight spot. If you value your car's paint job, or you have rented a car, it may be best to park underground. Though this is no guarantee for nobody hitting your car, the chances are somewhat diminished. In short, renting a car is not only unnecessary, but not recommended for getting around downtown Madrid, and a car is likely to be more of a liability than an asset. Visitors should make use of Madrid's excellent public transportation instead. Renting a car only makes sense if you are planning to leave Madrid and drive to the nearby towns.

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Talk While knowledge of the English language is increasing amongst the younger generations, the majority of Madrid's residents know only a few words - even employees at American businesses such as McDonald's and employees at cash exchange centers rarely speak much English. You can often find someone with a fair grasp of English at larger hotels and tourism sites, but it would nevertheless be helpful to know at least a few common Spanish words and phrases.

Do There are a number of free, English language periodicals that you will find in bars and restaurants that are a great source of event information. PopGuide Madrid is Madrid's premier English and German lifestyle magazine and features the best Madrid has to offer and the latest in film, fashion, music and art. The monthly InMadrid newspaper has a number of articles and information about events around town. Aimed at the 20-35-year-old crowd, European Vibe has listings for concerts, exhibitions, bars, restaurants, parties and other events happening in Madrid as well as articles about living in the city. Check the websites for current distribution points. Circulo de Bellas Artes, Calle Marqués de Casa Riera 2 (Metro: Banco de España), ☎ +34 91 5225092, . A non-profit cultural center, located a short walk from Sol, offers up a wide variety of events and shows including film, music, art displays, dance, theater and more. See the website (in Spanish) for a list of activities.

Flamenco Shows Corral de la Moreria, . One of the most famous flamenco tablaos in the world. It☎s right in the heart of the city, and you can enjoy a full fledged Spanish meal while you watch performances by renowned international flamenco music and dance artists. Las Tablas, Plaza España, 9 (Walk from Plaza España metro), ☎ +34 915 420 520 (info@lastablasmadrid.com), . A very popular Tablao located near the Plaza España metro station. The package consisting of a Flamenco show (at 9 or 10 pm) with a candle-lit dinner and a glass of Sangria wine is truly a treat. El Retiro

Although Madrid does not appear as a bike-friendly city at a first sight, things are changing slowly to make bike experience more confortable. Several streets in historical downtown have been transformed into mixed-traffic spaces where pedestrians and bikes have priority over cars. There are new easy-bike paths all along the river and connecting important parks.

Tablao Flamenco Cardamomo (Cardamomo Flamenco Show), Echegaray 15, . Authentic Flamenco show in the center of Madrid, one of the gratest tablaos flamencos all over Spain, typical spanish food during the performance.

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Concert Venues Sala Heineken, Princesa 1 (Metro: Plaza España), ☎ +34 91 5476680, . National touring acts for rock and pop music. La Riviera, Paseo Bajo de la Virgen (Metro: Puerta del Angel or Principe Pío), ☎ +34 91 3652415, . Another large venue for touring rock and pop bands. Gruta 77, Calle Cuclillo 6 (Metro: Oporto), ☎ +34 91 4712370, . Concerts everyday; pop, rock, punk

Classical & opera Spanish National Orchestra. Performs every Fri, Sat and Sun at the Auditorio Nacional on Calle Principe de Vergara. The Auditorio Nacional is also the main concert venue for the symphonic concerts of the Community of Madrid Orchestra and the Madrid symphony Orchestra and the main venue for touring classical artists and orchestras.

Atlético de Madrid, . Plays games in the Vicente Calderón stadium. The club is one of the most successful in Spanish League history, having won both La Liga and the Copa del Rey on nine occasions, including a double in 1996. They also won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1962, were European Cup runners-up in 1974, Intercontinental Cup winners in 1975 and more recently won the UEFA Europa League in 2010.

Teatro Real (Royal Theatre). The main opera theatre in Madrid.

Getafe Club de Fútbol, . Plays games at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

Teatro de la Zarzuela. The Spanish version of the Operetta (Zarzuela) is performed here. Orquesta de Radio Televisión Española. Performs every Thu and Fri at the Teatro Monumental on Calle Atocha.   Auditorio 400 of the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. The main venue for contemporary music.  Cuartel del Condeduque Foundation Joan March Auditorium.  Banda Municipal de Madrid. Performs in El Retiro Park in the summer.

Sports

Football Three teams from Madrid play in La Liga (Spain's premier division). The matches between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid are known as "El Derbi Madrileño" (English: Madrid Derby). Real Madrid, . For football fanatics, a trip to the Santiago Bernabeu, the home of local club Real Madrid is not to be missed. Real Madrid is the most successful football club in Spain and Europe, having been crowned Spanish champions a record 31 times and European champions a record 9 times. Their biggest rivals by far are FC Barcelona, with which it contests matches known popularly as El Clásico at least twice a year. The rivalry between the two sides is by far the biggest in Spain and one of the most intense in the world, and stems from the longstanding traditional rivalry

between the Spanish and Catalan speaking parts of Spain. However, tickets for such matches often sell out very quickly. In case you arrive in Madrid on non-match periods, you can take a self-guided tour of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. It includes tours around the field, the dressing rooms, the Press Room and the Real Madrid Museum where the trophies and other memorabilia are kept. Without a loyalty card, the typical fees for adults is €15. However, a few days before a match, the chances are you will not be able to take the full tour, but only a part of it, with at least the Real Madrid Museum, at a reduced price.

Bullfighting Las Ventas Bullring, (Metro: Ventas), . The birth place of bullfighting. Unless you find this spectacle distasteful, this is a must see if you visit Madrid during the bullfighting season (May, during San Isidro). Tickets may nevertheless be expensive and hard to get for the more important corridas. Anyway, it usually is used as a venue for shows and concerts.  

Basketball There are two major teams, Estudiantes and Real Madrid.

Tennis Madrid Tennis Master 1000, Camino de Perales (Metro: San Fermin - Orcasur; Bus numbers 23 - 78 - 123), . Held in midMay at La Caja Mágica.

Movies and film There are a number of cinemas offering American and British films in English (along with films in other languages). These original films are denoted in the listings by a designation of "V.O." which stands for versión original. Cinemas in Madrid will sometimes have días del espectador (viewer days) with cheaper ticket prices, usually on Mondays or Wednesdays. Some of the V.O. theaters to check out are: Yelmo Cineplex Ideal, Doctor Cortezo 6 (metro: Sol), ☎ +34 91 3692518, . Probably the best known V.O. theater in Madrid, it

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offers the largest selection of movies and is only a short walk from Sol.  Cine Doré, la Filmoteca Española, Calle Santa Isabel 3 (metro: Anton Martín), ☎ +34 91 3691125, . This is a wonderful, old Spanish theater dating from the 1920's. It has three screens and shows mainly "art-house" and critically acclaimed films in V.O. In the summertime, they screen movies on the roof. From €2.50. Princesa, Calle Princesa 3 (metro: Plaza de España), ☎ +34 91 5414100, . Renoir, Calle Martín de los Heroes 12 (Metro: Plaza de España), ☎ +34 91 5414100.

Buy

Renoir Cuatro Caminos, Calle Raimundo Fernández Villaverde 10 (metro: Cuatro Caminos), ☎ +34 91 5414100

Major credit cards and foreign bank cards are accepted in most stores, but be aware that it is common practice to be asked for photo-ID ("D.N.I."). If asked for your DNI present your passport, residency permit or foreign ID card. Basically anything with your photo and name on it will be accepted by most shopkeepers. The signatures on credit cards are usually not checked.

Renoir Retiro, Calle Narvaez 42 (metro: Ibiza), ☎ +34 91 5414100

Shopping Districts

Cines Golem Alphaville, Calle Martin de los Heros 14 (metro: Plaza de España), ☎ +34 91 5593836,

Cinesa Proyecciones 3D, Calle Fuencarral 136 (metro: Quevedo), ☎ +34 902 33 32 31, . This is a great movie theather showing all of the latest movies. It has both 3D movies and normal movies. There is also a shop in the movie theather where they sell all kinds of candy, drinks, and popcorn. Great for children!> 7.60€(on working days),7.60€ (on weekends and festives), 6.00€ (reduced priced). Note: an additional 2.50€ will be charged for 3D movies. Cinesa Dreams Palacio de Hielo, C/ Silvano, 77 (metro: Canillas), ☎ +34 902 88 82 00, . This cinema is located in a shopping mall know for its ice-skating ring. It is a great place where teenagers can hang out since the mall also has restaurants, bars, and shops. 7.50€.  There are also a few movie theathers in Madrid where they show the orignial version of the movies subtitled in their original language. The list is provided below. Alphaville, Calle Martin de los Herros 14 (metro: Plaza de Espana), ☎ +34 91 559 3836, . 6.50€ (on working days), 7,50€ (on festives, evenings, and weekends). California, Calle Andrés Mellado 53 (metro: Moncloa), ☎ +34 91 5440058

Learn Language Schools Academia Eureka, Calle del Arenal, 26 - 3º D, 28013 Madrid, ☎ +34 915 488 640 (eureka@eurekamadrid.com, fax: +34 915 482 580), . Academia Eureka is a Spanish language school located in the heart of Madrid near Puerta del Sol.

The school's sole objective is teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Academia Eureka is accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and has been offering Spanish classes since 1988. The school offers optional housing : on-site or with a Spanish family and provides after-school activities and excursions. Classes start on Monday and all 6 levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2) are offered. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 8 students per class.

In addition to the shopping areas below, there are also a great number of H&M, Zara, Mango, and Blanco stores all over Madrid, with high fashion clothes and accessories at a low price. Sol-Salamanca districts. The most convenient area for tourists is around Calle de Preciados, between Sol and Gran Vía. It´s home to the El Corte Inglés department store, high-street names like Zara.Gran Vía  has stores like  H&M, Sephora, Pimkie. The smartest shopping district is Salamanca, northeast of the center, around Calle Serrano. Top designer names like Chanel, Versace, Hermès, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Dolce e Gabbana and Hugo Boss. This area also  includes the fluid fabrics and elegant cuts of Spanish designer Adolfo Domínguez located on Calle Ortega y Gasset. Head for Calle Serrano for Purificación García, Roberto Verino, Ermenegildo Zegna, Loewe, Carolina Herrera, Manolo Blanik, Cartier, and Yves Saint Laurent. Prada is on Goya street, and on Jorge Juan St you can find even more luxury shops. Chueca and Fuencarral Street Area— This part of the city used to be an abandoned and marginal area. However recently, it has quickly turned into the most avant-garde and modern part of Madrid. Thanks to the gay community, old shops were taken over and turned into the coolest places of Madrid. Today it is an example of modernity, a paradise for entertainment where everything is possible. The streets are filled with restaurants, alternative cafés and shops, a good example is the Market of Fuencarral (Mercado de Fuencarral, in Spanish) a novel shopping center concept. Apart from the purely commercial, this area proposes a wide range of gastronomy and party clubs by night during the weekends.

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Markets El Rastro, (Metro: La Latina) is only open on Sunday mornings. This is Madrid's largest flea market, featuring rows upon rows of private vendors selling a variety of homemade  goodies and a plethora of live entertainment. It is very important to note that the Rastro is notorious for having an abundance of pickpockets, so watch your handbag closely and do not bring along valuables. Cuesta de Moyano, (near Museo del Prado). A quaint outdoor book market  Fuencarral Market (Mercado de Fuencarral), Fuencarral street 45, between Tribunal and Gran Via (Metro: Gran Via), . One of the most daring and dynamic spaces in the city. Besides shops selling clothes, shoes, accessories and decorative items that will delight the most daring and fashion conscious shoppers, this modern market also offers avant-garde cultural activities on a continuous basis. Frequent disc jockey sessions are put on in the center’s café, and also exhibitions in the art gallery, cinema projections and theater pieces in the old cinema room. The Cinema and activities are open until midnight. Its 3 floors crowded of modern shops are aimed specially for young people. El Corte Inglés, Several locations, This is  Spain's largest department store, with multiple buildings and several floors. You can find almost anything here, from fine dining to tires. El Mercado de San Miguel, San Miguel Plaza (Close to the west corner of Plaza Mayor), . Sets the ambience of a traditional market, with the advantages of the new times. It has an Iron and Glass Structure from the 20th Century. 

Eat Cuisine Dishes popular throughout Spain are also widely served in Madrid. In addition, Madrid has a number of "typical" dishes: Gallinejas and Entresijos - Portions from different parts of lamb fried in its fat. Very traditional and typical from Madrid city. Callos a la Madrileña - A hot pot of spicy beef tripe similar to those found in Turkey and the Balkans. Cocido Madrileño - Chickpea stew with meat and vegetable products. The particularity of this stew is the way it is

served. The soup, chickpeas and meats are served and eaten separately. Oreja de Cerdo - Pigs ear, fried in garlic. This popular dish is widely eaten throughout central Spain. Sopa de Ajo - Garlic soup is a rich and oily soup which generally includes paprika, grated Spanish ham, fried bread and a poached egg. A variation of this soup is known as Sopa Castellana. It is ironic that Madrid, located right in the center of Spain has higher quality seafood than most coastal regions. This quality comes at a price, and most Spaniards will rarely embark on the luxury of a mariscada (Spanish for "seafood fest"). Experiencing Madrid's seafood may be, for the visitor, an experience which will be worth the cost. Meat and meat products (Jamon Iberico, morcilla, chorizo etc) are of generally a very high quality in Spain and particularly in Madrid.

Restaurants Many of the restaurants and cervecerías in the Sol and Plaza Mayor area have "generic" poster board advertisements on the sidewalks with pictures advertising various paella dishes. If you are looking for good, authentic Spanish paella, it is usually best to find a more expensive, "sit-down" type of restaurant that offers a variety of paella dishes. A much better option is the La Latina neighborhood just south of Plaza Mayor, especially along the Cava Baja street. To enjoy a gastronomic tour of this area you can join the Old Madrid Tapas & Wine Tour . There are also a number of deli-like shops along Calle Arenal that offer food para llevar (for take away). At bars, one generally orders various sized plates, a ración meaning a full dish, a media ración a half dish or a smaller version which would be a tapa, a pinxto or a pincho. The Spaniards don't eat lunch until 2 or 3 pm, and dinner doesn't start until 9 or 10 pm. As a rule of thumb, restaurants serve lunch from 1PM (earlier in touristic zones) until 3:30PM, then close and re-open for dinner at 8:00PM, serving until 11:00PM. This schedule is usually for restaurants since bars and "mesones" are usually opened all day long offering a wide variety of "tapas" and "bocadillos"(rolls) for a cheap price. If you're really desperate, the standard bunch of fast food chains do stay open throughout the day.

Budget Freiduría de Gallinejas Embajadores, Calle de Embajadores 84 (near Glorieta Embajadores, Metro lines L3 and L5), ☎ 915175933, . 11:00-23:00. Another classic tapas bar in Madrid. Not for conservatives stomachs. Their most requested tapas are two of the most typical and traditional dishes in Madrid since more than 70 years ago: Gallinejas

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and Entresijos. A treat for adventurous palates and lamb lovers.  Museo del Jamon, Several locations. Offers deli take out service as well as tapas and raciónes at fairly reasonable prices. They have 1 euro ham sandwiches and the "picnic" lunch of a ham sandwich, a fruit and a drink for 2 euros.  

an area with plenty of places to eat and pubs. It is still close enough from city centre but offers a more relaxed surrounding, making it one specially indicated for families, although there is an ample age range of customers. Bacchus offers a mixture of innovative and old style tapas. Very good and expensive wine list. It can get very busy on weekends. Casa de Valencia, Paseo Pintor Rosales 58. Chocolatería San Ginés, Calle de Pasadizo De San Ginés 5 (metro: Sol), ☎ +34 91 3656546. Specializing in chocolate con churros, this Madrid fixture is open 24 hours a day, and is the perfect place to top off a night on the town. Also offers the usual assortment of coffees and teas. Cocina Mex-Mex, Calle Libertad 33 (metro: Chueca), ☎ +34 91 521 7640. This is a small, usually crowded, friendly Mexican restaurant with good food and drinks at reasonable prices. Sample some of their tacos and super cheesy chilaquiles. D'fabula, Plaza Conde de Barajas 3 (Metro: Opera) El Inti de Oro, Calle de Ventura de la Vega 12 (metro: Sevilla), ☎ +34 91 4296703. For something different, try this great Peruvian restaurant a short walk from Sol. Be sure to order some of their ceviche and try the Pisco Sour cocktail. Estay, Calle de Hermosilla 46 (metro: Velázquez), ☎ +34 91 5780470. closed on Sundays. A great place for tapas, they offer a large menu, reasonable prices and excellent quality food. The Solomillo al Foie is excellent and the deserts are recommended as well. Very crowded on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Museo del Jamon

Cervecería 100 Montaditos, Several locations. Home to the famous 100 montaditos or small sandwiches, you'll find a few of these eateries dotted around the city. Great place to go for a cheap drink with a bite to eat. CURRENT OFFER: Buy a montadito (1-2 euro) and a pint of beer is just 1 euro!

Mid-range Alhambra, Calle de Victoria 9 (Metro: Sevilla), ☎ +34 91 5210708. This is a good place to stop in on a hot afternoon for a cold beer and some Andalusian tapas. Try some of their sausages and cheeses. Al-Jaima (Cocina del Desierto), Calle Barbieri 1 (Metro: Chueca), ☎ +34 91 523 1142. This dark, cave-like Moroccan restaurant has some of the best North African food in the city. The seating is at low Moroccan-style tables and the calm, mellow atmosphere makes you feel like you're far from the bustling center of Chueca.

Jaen 3, Calle Poitiers 3 (metro: Coslada Estadio Olimpico), ☎ +34 63 0036987. An excellent bar de tapas and restaurant. A nice place to enjoy good Spanish food and original lifestyle without having to spend too much. The place is just outside central Madrid and so it's not influenced by classic tourist traps and you can enjoy some good food and true raciones and the good old Spanish bar life. The owners are nice people and you might find yourself chatting with them about Madrid and Spain. In summer time it has a superb teraza that is pretty close to the Olympic Stadium. La Bola, Calle de la Bola 5 (Metro: Opera) La Casa del Abuelo, Calle de Victoria 12 (metro: Sevilla), ☎ +34 91 5212319. A Madrid landmark in operation for over 100 years, this place attracts a standing room only crowd on the weekends. They mainly serve shrimp based tapas dishes so if you're not into shellfish steer clear. Order a plate of their garlic shrimp along with some of the house wine. La Zapateria Tapas Bar, Calle de Victoria 8 (Metro: Sevilla), ☎ +34 91 5210708, . Great potato dishes here that you can get mixed with chorizo or other items. Also try the pincho moruno (pork skewers) or any of the other items you see

Bacchus, Avenida Moratalaz 141 (Metro: Vinateros or Artilleros), ☎ +34 913280468, . Right in the middle of Lonja,

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displayed on ice in the front window. The Ribeiro on tap (sparkling white wine from Galicia) is not to be missed.

banquet room with a glass floor over ancient remains. Excellent food.

Malacatin, Calle Ruda 5, . Serves all the typical Madrid cuisine.

Café Pabellon del Espejo, Paseo de Recoletos 31 (Metro: Colon). Opened in 1978, but looks much older. Good food and very crowded during lunchtime.

Midnight Rose, Plaza de Santa Ana, 14, . Daily 1:30pm-4:30pm, 8:30pm-12am. Restaurant of the ME Madrid Hotel. Mediterranean cuisine with Asian, American and Italian influences, with emphasis on seasonal Produce. Dining for private parties as well. Samm, Calle de Carlos Caamaño 3 (Metro: Pio XII). Best paella in Madrid, but only if you take more then two people! The restaurant owner will not make any paella for more then two people so bring a group. Also its a really "locals only" spot. Siam, Calle San Bernardino 6 (Metro: Plaza España or San Bernardino), ☎ +34 91 559 8315. Beautifully decorated with a tranquil atmosphere, the food is quite reasonable and offers a nice departure from Spanish fare. Most mains between €8 and €12.. The Penthouse, Plaza de Santa Ana 14, ☎ +34 91 7016000, . Located on the roof of the ME Madrid hotel, terrace-style restaurant serving tapas and traditional cuisine. At night they serve great mojitos in a young, club-like atmosphere.

Drink Cafes Café Central, Plaza del Angel 10 (Metro: Sol), . Café by day, live jazz music at night. Cafe Circulo de Bellas Artes, Calle Alcala 42 (Metro: Banco de Espana), . A soaring hall on the ground floor of Madrid´s art center combines atmosphere, excellent food and good coffee at reasonable prices. A wonderful place for lunch not far from Madrid´s shopping or museums. Cafe Commercial, Cafe Commercial (Metro: Bilbao). opened in the 1880´s, this is the oldest cafe in Madrid. Has been run by the same family since the early 1900's. There´s a modern internet cafe upstairs, but the downstairs remains traditional. Café Gijón, Paseo Recoletos 21 (Metro: Banco de España or Colon), . A historic literary cafe. The outdoor terraza is nice in the summer. Café de Oriente, Plaza Oriente 2 (Metro: Opera), . Overlooks the Plaza Oriente and faces Palacio Real. Outdoor tables in summer, cozy indoor rooms in the cold months. Basement

La Mallorquina, Puerta del Sol 8, Mayor, 2 (Metro: Sol). Famous for its pastries. Peaceful upstairs room where you can linger undisturbed over your café con leche and napolitana de chocolate (chocolate croissant). Nuevo Café Barbieri, Calle Ave Maria 45 (Metro: Lavapies). Slightly scruffy cafe draws an avante garde crowd at night.

Bars Nightlife starts later in Madrid, with most people heading to the bars at 10-11PM. El Rincón de Fogg. Calle Juan de Urbieta 12. (Metro Pacífico). www.elrincondefogg.com Open daily from 07:00 to 22:00 and Friday and Saturday till 00:00. You can have 2 litres of sangría in a self service dispenser from just €14, or €13 for 2 litres of beer, and you get a free plate of patatas bravas. They also have a delicious selection of bocatas from €2,45. Big TV to watch the football matches while enjoying eating and drinking. If you say you've read this, they'll invite you to a glass of rosado wine. Areia, Calle Horteleza 96 (Metro: Chueca), . Very cool chill out bar decorated with deep colours in a Moroccan style. Dark and inviting. The seating includes cushions on the floor, traditional tables and chairs, or if you’re lucky, grab the four poster bed at the back. Drinks: €7 before 22:00 and €8 after 22:00. La Corolla, Visitag Manzana 10 (Metro: La Latina). Specializes in delicious ‘tostas’ (small pieces of toast with different toppings) and avocado (aguacate), along with cañas (small beers). Tostas + 2 cañas: €10. La Via Lactea, Calle de Velarde 18, Malasaña (Metro: Tribunal), ☎ +34 91 446 75 81, . A swingin' bar where you can twist the night away with local hipsters. Miali, Plaza Santa Ana (Metro: Sol). Nice terrace outside,great for people-watching. The interior is tastefully decorated. Museo Chicote, Gran Via (Metro: Gran Via), . Daily: 17:00 to 02:00. Voted the Best European Bar 2004 by MTV-Campari. Extensive cocktail list. Claims to have served drinks to many famous celebrities, including, Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, Lana Turner, Gary Cooper, Orson Wells, Yul Brynner and Ernest Hemingway, Catherine Zeta Jones, Hugh Grant and Tim Robbins. They only serve drinks.  Redbar, Joaquín María López 28 (Metro: Islas Filipinas), . Daily: 17:00 to 02:00. Small, cozy cocktail bar with great

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music and a very nice and original decoration. Extensive cocktail list.  

internet access, lively bar and restaurant. Dorm bed: €16-21; Double: €50-70; Triple: €63-75, breakfast included.

Dubliners, Espoz y Mina, 7 (Metro: Sol), An Irish bar in the centre of Madrid near Puerta del Sol. The bar has televisions and is one of the places where sport can be seen.

Hostal Brisas, Calle Cruz 8 1º (Metro: Sol, Sevilla, or Anton Martin), ☎ +34 91 5314403, . All rooms have ensuite, TV, central heating, air conditioning. Singles: €40; Doubles: €55.

Stork Bar (Stork Bar Madrid), Mancebos 2, La Latina (Metro: Latina), ☎ +34913656357 (info@storkbar.com), . Cocktail Lounge & World food in the heart of La Latina. Great summer terrace and surprising basement brick cave with live music and karaoke.

Hostal Plaza d'Ort, Plaza del Angel 13, ☎ +34 91 4299041, . Cheap hotel with a good location near Plaza de Santa Ana. All rooms feature bathrooms, TV and air conditioning. Singles: €30-38; Doubles: €48-58.

Clubs Clubs generally open at about midnight. If you go in any earlier you may find it quite empty. Many clubs don't close until 6AM, and even then everyone is still full of life.

Sleep Hotels Near Real Madrid FC, Caballero Errante, Pinos Alta, 14, Madrid, 28029, . A reasonably-priced 3 star hotel with modern features, clean rooms and helpful staff. Just over 1.5km walk from the Bernabeu Stadium.

Budget Hotels near Barajas, Tach Hotel, Timon 35, Madrid, 28000 . A nice, quiet area with free transfer to and from the airport. Mad Hostel, C/De la Cabeza, 24, 28012 Madrid, Spain (Anton Martin Metro), ☎ +34 915 06 48 40, . checkin: any; checkout: any. Nice, clean, quiet weekend hostel. 5 minutes from metro, tapas & services. 10 minute walk to Puerto del Sol, museums & Gran Via. Close to southern "ethnic" areas = good food. Big common room with 4 computer stations, unreliable WIFI & good free breakfast. Secure locker with every bed. 16 Euro +. Cat's Hostel, Calle Cañizares 6, ☎ +34 91 3692807 (info@catshostel.com), . Located in a 17th century palace, but has a modern interior and is clean and secure. Breakfast and internet is included in the price and there is also a bar. It attracts a young backpackers clientele. Shared dormitories for 4 to 14 people. Dorm bed: €13-20, breakfast included. Equity Point Madrid aka Hostal Metropol, Calle Montera 47 (two steps from Puerta del Sol, 30 seconds walk from Gran Via metro station), ☎ +34 91 5212935, . Features all-ensuite rooms (singles, doubles, 4-6 bed dorms). Free

Hostal Villagarcía, Calle Fuencarral 10 3º (Metro: Gran Via), ☎ +34 91 5220585, . Centrally located, all rooms include bathroom, TV, free wi-fi, air conditioning, central heating, laundry and baggage storage facilities. Rooms with kitchen, washing machine and fridge are also available. Single: From €30. Hostal Visa, Calle Pérez Galdós 7, ☎ +34 91 5310987, . Simple, clean and secure. Central location close to Gran Via. Friendly staff. Singles from €30.  Los Amigos Backpackers Hostel, Calle Arenal 26 Piso 4, ☎ +34 91 559 2472 (reservassol@losamigoshostel.com), . Very central location. Breakfast is offered. There is a lounge area, a kitchen in which you are able to cook your own food, and a bar. The beds are clean, comfortable, and the staff are friendly. Dorm bed: €17-19; Double: €45-50. REAJ Youth Hostels, . Operates 8 youth hostels in Madrid. Dorm bed: €7.80 to €16, including breakfast.  Way Hostel Residence, Calle Relatores 17, ☎ +34-914-200-583, . Small hostel, nice ambiance and is catered to young traveleres. Nice kitchen, friendly staff, and free internet. Dorm bed: €18-19.  Hostal San Martin, Calle Concepción Arenal 4 (Metro: Callao), ☎ +34 915 319176, . Small, clean guest-house on the 4th floor. Ideally located just meters from Gran Via, with great staff and free wi-fi. All rooms have sink & shower, but most share bathrooms. Singles: €30-36; Doubles: €42-48.

Mid-range Abba Atocha Hotel, Santa María de la Cabeza 73, . Great location. Apartments Gran Via, Mesonero Romanos, 15, ☎ +34 679616855 (info@apartamentosgranvia.com), . Offers two apartments on the Gran Via street in Madrid. One has one

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bedroom, the other has two bedrooms. €100, €120/night + €40/visit cleaning fee. 

located in the refined Salamanca district. This hotel has been providing stylish accommodation for over 50 years.

Hotel Liabeny, Calle Salud 3, ☎ +34 91 531 90 00, . Great location.

Gran Melia Fenix, Hermosilla 2, ☎ 902 14 44 40, . Distinguished by a grand and glowing white exterior; bathed in neo-classical design; an illustrious interior of flowing banisters, bold colors, and noble décor.

Hotel Madrid Preciados, C/Preciados nº37, ☎ +34 91 454 44 01, . 4-star hotel in excellent location. €96-150/night. Hotel ME Madrid, Plaza de Santa Ana 14, ☎ +34 91 7016000, . Great location.  Hotel NH Nacional, (Opposite Atocha station, in the heart of the Art Triangle, 1 minute from the new exhibition centre ‘Caixa Forum’ and the botanical gardens.). Hotel San Antonio de la Florida, Paseo de la Florida 13 (Metro: Principe Pio), . All rooms have Internet access, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Wake-up calls, Housekeeping (daily), Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Television, Iron/ironing board (on request). From €53. Hotel Senator Gran Via Madrid, Gran Via 52 (a few minutes from Puerta del sol), ☎ 902 052 394, . 4-star hotel. Restaurant, bar, and meeting space. Pension Paquita, Calle Lacoma 5, ☎ +34 91 739 3831, . Familyrun. Hotel Centro, Calle gran vía 50 (close to Gran vía), ☎ +34 911 871 665. Plaza Mayor Apartments, Plaza Mayor 30 Madrid, ☎ +34 695 097 612, . checkin: 12.00; checkout: 23.00. Luxury short-term apartment rental in Madrid at affordable rates. €120-€180/ night apartments for up to 5 people. StopInRoom Apartments, Nuñez de Arce, 4, ☎ +34 695 452 899 (info@stopinroom.com), . Offers 26 apartments in various parts of the city. For extra fees can offer ground transport, catering, language tutoring, and tour guiding also. Administrative phone +91 522 85 95. €75-€150/night.

Splurge Adler Hotel Madrid (Adler Hotel Madrid), Calle Velazquez 33, Goya 31 (Metro: Velázquez), ☎ +34 914 263220, . 5-star hotel housed in a completely refurbished building equipped with the modern facilities but whose 19th-century charm and secluded atmosphere have been carefully maintained. 45 deluxe rooms and suites. Asturias, C/ Sevilla 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain, ☎ (+34) 914 296 676☎ (asturias@chh.es), . A 2 star Hotel. The Asturias is only 200 meters from the central Puerta del Sol. Gran Hotel Velazquez, C/ Velázquez 62, 28001 Madrid, Spain, . The Gran Hotel Velázquez is a 4 star hotel in Madrid

Hotel De Las Letras, Gran via 11, ☎ +34 917 610 906, . Old building with tasteful modern interior. Well soundproofed against the busy Gran Via outside. Very comfortable beds. Rooms with TV, hi-fi, mini bar, bath/shower. Optional breakfast buffet with wide choice of good quality food and drinks. Pleasant, comfortable bar. Hotel Villa Magna, Paseo de la Castellana 22, ☎ +34 91 5871234, . A 5-star hotel on one of Madrid's most exclusive streets. 151 rooms and suites. The hotel is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Maria Elena Palace, C/ Aduana 19, 28013 Madrid, Spain, . The Hotel María Elena Palace is located just 200 metres away from the Puerta del Sol. Renowned for its magnificent glass dome in the lobby. Meninas Hotel, Calle Campomanes 7, ☎ +34 91 541 28 05 (reservas@hotelmeninas.com), . 4-star hotel in an exquisite historic building of the XIX century in the historic center of Madrid that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art boutique hotel. A classic atmosphere blended with modern decorative touches - a balance of unpretentious formality and well tempered cordiality.  Mirasierra Suites Hotel & Spa, Calle de Alfredo Marquerie 43, 28034 Madrid, Spain, ☎ (+34) 91 727 79 00, . Mirasierra Suites Hotel & Spa is a modern luxury hotel located in Madrid ☎s prestigious residential district Mirasierra, overlooking the Sierra de Guadarama. The hotel is also home to the Verdil Restaurant .  Osuna, C/ Luis De La Mata 18, 28042 Madrid, Spain, . Set in the middle of the main business districts of Madrid. Quo Godoy Hotel, Avenida Quitapesares 35, . 4 star-hotel with an avant-garde design. The hotel features 99 guestrooms fully equipped, including 2 disabled rooms, 18 duplex rooms and 1 junior suite. Adjacent to the hotel is a convention center that is directly connected and can hold a variety of events from 10 to 800 people. Offering an indoor heated swimming pool, health and beauty spa center, aquatic treatments and fitness area.   Quo Puerta del Sol, Sevilla 4, ☎ +34 91 532 90 49 (puertadelsol@hotelesquo.com), . The turn-of-the-century grandeur with modern conveniences and amenities, together with a perfect location in the historical, cultural and commercial heart of Madrid, make of The Quo Puerta del Sol hotel a new place to discover in Spain’s capital. Madrid 's Hotel Quo Puerta del Sol is housed in a emblematic building from the beginning of the 20th century with unique views

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of the city. It has been totally restored in 2003, designed and equipped to offer you a perfect stay.

Contact Madrid has a considerable number of unsecured hotspots in the trendier neighborhoods, such as Chueca. In almost any part of the city you will find Locutorios, these are places where you can call local and long distance at reasonable prices, you also rent a computer to go online, send/receive faxes, etc.

Cope China, Calle Arturo Soria, 113, ☎ +34 91-5194242 (chinaemb_es@mfa.gov.cn, fax: +34 91-5192035). Japan, Calle Serrano, 109, ☎ +34 91-590-7600 (fax: +34 91-590-1321) United States, Calle Serrano 75, ☎ +34 91 587-2200 (fax: +34 91 587-2303) Australia, Torre Espacio, Paseo de la Castellana, 259D, Planta 24, ☎ +34 91 353-6600

Stay safe Madrid is a very safe city. The police are visible, and the city is equipped with cameras. There are always a lot of people in the streets, even at night time, so you can walk across the city without fear. Travelers who remain aware of their surroundings, and keeps an eye on their belongings will have little to worry about. Madrid has a fair amount of nonviolent pickpocket crime so always watch any bags you have with you especially in the underground and busier public spaces. Be careful when carrying luggage. If anyone approaches you with an outspread map in hand asking for directions as this is very possibly a bid to distract you while an accomplice steals your luggage. When using ATM machines, remain aware of your surroundings, just as you would anywhere. Bring a friend if you need to use one after dark. If someone approaches you while using an ATM simply hit CANCELAR, retrieve your card and move on. Have fun when going out, but do avoid over imbibing, and keep an eye on your drink. Beware of thieves preying on people leaving night clubs who have had a lot to drink. Try not to bring valuables on a night out with you.

Beware of a women who approaches you and asks you to write down your signature: it is normally for a "sick hospital" unit, and she will point out the "stamp" on the paper. She will then ask for a generous donation of €20, usually more. Avoid people offering masaje (massage). Be firm, say "No me toque" (Don't touch me) or "No tengo dinero" (I don't have any money) and keep walking. This is often a scam to extort money.

Get out Alcalá de Henares - A UNESCO World Heritage site. Alcalá de Henares was the world's first planned university city. It was the original model for the Civitas Dei (City of God), the ideal urban community. This city has a lot of interesting places to visit like its university founded in 1499 which became famous as a centre of learning during the Renaissance. One of the most important features of Alcalá de Henares is that it is the city where the famous writer of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, was born where you can visit his natal house. Aranjuez - A UNESCO World Heritage site. Aranjuez is an excellent day trip away from Madrid. Highlights include the Palacio Real, the summer home for the Bourbons and the lavishly designed Casa del Labrador near the Tagus River. There are some excellent restaurants serving the local specialty, artichokes. To get there, catch a local train (Cercanía C-3, direction Aranjuez) from either the Atocha or Chamartin stations. It takes around 45 minutes from Atocha station, or around 55 minutes from Chamartin station. Chinchon - A typical Spanish town that retains its character from the 1700s. El Escorial - A UNESCO World Heritage site. A mountainous retreat home to Spain's largest monastery, the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. To get there, catch a local train from either the Atocha or Chamartin stations. It is just over one hour from Atocha station or around 55 minutes from Chamartin station. Segovia - A UNESCO World Heritage site. Medieval city home to a famous Roman aqueduct and the Spanish Mint (It doesn't belong to Madrid region, but it's quite close and worth a visit). It is about a 2 hour train ride from Atocha station or 1 hour and 45 minutes from Chamartin station on the regional trains, or as fast as 30 minutes on the high speed trains. Toledo - A UNESCO World Heritage site. Medieval walled city and former capital of Spain. It's about a 30 minute train ride from Madrid Atocha station, with plenty of art (del Greco) and architecture (one of the best cathedrals in Europe) so very worthy of a day trip but more worthy of a night. But

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it is on the late spring and the early summer nights that it reaches its beauty peak, simply breathtaking, do not miss it. Valle de los Caidos - (Valley of the fallen) The world's largest free-standing Christian cross. Franco☎s tomb and memorial to Catholics (both in Franco's side and opposite) killed in the Civil War. Construction was ordered by Franco and erected on rocks through the labor of many Republican prisoners of war. El Pardo - A little village near Madrid (8 km. from the city center, connected by bus) and close of "Palacio de la Zarzuela" (residence of the King of Spain, no visits allowed), surrounded by mountains and the location of the "Palacio de El Pardo" (El Pardo Palace), Franco☎s residence between 1940 until his death (1975). It was a former residence of the Kings of Spain. Sierra de Guadarrama - a mountainous area north-east of Madrid probably reached most easily by Renfe Cercanias to Cercedilla on the line to Segovia. There is a special Renfe Cercanias line, narrow gauge and often single track, from Cercedilla through glorious scenery to Los Cotos. This is only yards from an entrance to the Peñalara Nature Park.

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de facto capital. Seville continued to control commerce with Spain's colonies, but Madrid controlled Seville. Aside from a brief period, 1601–1606, when Felipe III installed his court in Valladolid, Madrid's fortunes have closely mirrored those of Spain.

Middle Ages Although the site of modern-day Madrid has been occupied since pre-historic times, in the Roman era this territory belonged to the diocese of Complutum (present-day Alcalá de Henares). There are archeological remains of a small village during the visigoth epoch, whose name might have been adopted later by Arabs. The origins of the modern city come from the 9th century, when Muhammad I ordered the construction of a small palace in the same place that is today occupied by the Palacio Real. Around this palace a small citadel, al-Mudaina, was built. The citadel was conquered in 1085 by Christian king Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile in his advance towards Toledo. He reconsecrated the mosque as the church of the Virgin of Almudena (almudin, the garrison's granary). In 1329, the Cortes Generales first assembled in the city to advise Alfonso XI of Castile. Sephardi Jews and Moors continued to live in the city until they were expelled at the end of the 15th century. After troubles and a large fire, Henry III of Castile (1379–1406) rebuilt the city and established himself safely fortified outside its walls in El Pardo. The grand entry of Ferdinand and Isabella to Madrid heralded the end of strife between Castile and Aragon, and the beginning of the influence of the Renaissance in Spain.

Modern Age

Puerta de Alcalá.

During the Siglo de Oro (Golden Century), in the 16th/17th century, Madrid knew its ultimate glory; El Escorial, the great royal monastery built by King Philip II of Spain, invited the attention of some of Europe's greatest architects and painters. Diego Velázquez(painter of Las Meninas and The Surrender of Breda), regarded as one of the most influential painters of European history and a greatly respected artist in his own time, cultivated a relationship with King Philip IV and his chief minister, the Count-Duke of Olivares, leaving us several portraits that demonstrate his style and skill. El Greco, another respected artist from the period, infused Spanish art with the styles of the Italian renaissance and helped create a uniquely Spanish style of painting. Madrid was one of the cultural centers during the Spanish Golden Century. The Spanish court attracted many top Spanish artists and writers to the city, including Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quixote de la Mancha) and the aforementioned Diego Velasquez. Furthermore, in the city were born many of the great writers of this period: Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo, Calderon de la Barca and Tirso de Molina, and the last of the great painters of the Golden Age, Claudio Coello. The renowned Renaissance architect Juan de Herrera designed the Plaza Mayor, which was built in the city during the Habsburg period as a central plaza. It is located near another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol.

Plaza Mayor

The Crown of Castile, with its capital at Toledo, and the Crown of Aragon, with its capital at Zaragoza, were welded into modern Spain by the Catholic Monarchs (Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon). Though their grandson Charles I of Spain (also known as Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) favoured Seville, it was Charles' son, Philip II (1527–1598) who moved the court to Madrid in 1561. Although he made no official declaration, the seat of the court was the

New palaces (including the Palacio Real de Madrid) were built during Philip V´s reign. However, it would not be until Charles III (1716–1788) that Madrid would become a modern city. Charles III was one of the most popular kings in the history of Madrid, and the saying "the best mayor, the king" became popular during those times. When Charles IV (1748–1819) became king the people of Madrid revolted. After the Mutiny of Aranjuez, which was led by his own son Ferdinand VII against him,

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Charles IV resigned, but Ferdinand VII's reign would be short: in May 1808 Napoleon's troops entered the city.

From 19th century to present day

Plaza de Cibeles

On the second of May (Spanish: Dos de Mayo), 1808, the people of Madrid rebelled against the occupation of the city by French troops, provoking a repression by the French Imperial forces and triggering the Spanish War of Independence.

Climate The Madrid region features a Continental Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa) with cold winters due to altitude (650 m over the sea level in Alicante), including sporadic snowfalls and minimum temperatures often below freezing. Summer tends to be hot with temperatures that consistently surpass 30 °C (86 °F) in July and August and rarely above 40 °C (104 °F). Due to Madrid's altitude and dry climate, diurnal ranges are often significant during the summer. Precipitation is concentrated in the autumn and spring. It is particularly sparse during the summer, taking the form of one or two showers and/or thunderstorms a month.

Salamanca: Recoletos, Goya, Parque de las Avenidas, Fuente del Berro, Guindalera, Lista, Castellana. Chamartín: El Viso, Prosperidad, Ciudad Jardín, Hispanoamérica, Nueva España, Castilla. Tetuán: Bellas Vistas, Cuatro Caminos, Castillejos, Almenara, Valdeacederas, Berruguete. Chamberí: Gaztambide, Arapiles, Trafalgar, Almagro, Vallehermoso, Ríos Rosas. Fuencarral-El Pardo: El Pardo, Fuentelarreina, Peñagrande, Barrio del Pilar, La Paz, Valverde, Mirasierra, El Goloso. Moncloa-Aravaca: Casa de Campo, Argüelles, Ciudad Universitaria, Valdezarza, Valdemarín, El Plantío, Aravaca. Latina: Los Cármenes, Puerta del Ángel, Lucero, Aluche, Las Águilas, Campamento, Cuatro Vientos. Carabanchel: Comillas, Opañel, San Isidro, Vista Alegre, Puerta Bonita, Buenavista, Abrantes. Usera: Orcasitas, Orcasur, San Fermín, Almendrales, Moscardó, Zofío, Pradolongo. Puente de Vallecas: Entrevías, San Diego, Palomeras Bajas, Palomeras Sureste, Portazgo, Numancia. Moratalaz: Pavones, Horcajo, Marroquina, Media Legua, Fontarrón, Vinateros. Ciudad Lineal: Ventas, Pueblo Nuevo, Quintana, La Concepción, San Pascual, San Juan Bautista, Colina, Atalaya, Costillares. Hortaleza: Palomas, Valdefuentes, Canillas, Pinar del Rey, Apóstol Santiago, Piovera. Villaverde: San Andrés, San Cristóbal, Butarque, Los Rosales, Los Ángeles. Villa de Vallecas: Casco Histórico de Vallecas, Santa Eugenia. Vicálvaro: Casco Histórico de Vicálvaro, Ambroz. San Blas: Simancas, Hellín, Amposta, Arcos, Rosas, Rejas, Canillejas, Salvador. Barajas: Alameda de Osuna, Aeropuerto, Casco Histórico de Barajas, Timón, Corralejos.

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Districts Main article: Districts of Madrid Madrid is administratively divided into 21 districts, which are further subdivided into 128 wards (barrios) Centro: Palacio, Embajadores, Cortes, Justicia, Universidad, Sol. Arganzuela: Imperial, Acacias, La Chopera, Legazpi, Delicias, Palos de Moguer, Atocha. Retiro: Pacífico, Adelfas, Estrella, Ibiza, Jerónimos, Niño Jesús. Temple of Debod

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Although the site of Madrid has been occupied since prehistoric times, the first historical data that concerns the city dates from the middle of the 9th century, when Mohammad I ordered the construction of a small palace (site occupied now by the Palacio Real). Around this palace there was built a small citadel (al-Mudaina). The palace was built overlooking the River Manzanares, which the Muslims called Mayrit meaning source of water (which in turn became Magerit, and then eventually Madrid). The citadel was conquered in 1085 by Alfonso VI in his advance towards Toledo. He reconsecrated the mosque as the church of the Virgin of Almudena (almudin, the garrison's granary), now the Catedral de la Almudena. In 1329 the Cortes first assembled in Madrid to advise Fernando IV. Jews and Moors continued to live in the city in their quarter, still known today as the "Moreria", until they were expelled.

Royal Palace of Madrid (western facade) is the largest palace of Western Europe

With the Bourbons began a new era in the city.The Royal Palace of Madrid and the buildings and monuments of the Paseo del Prado (Salón del Prado and Alcalá Gate) deserve special mention. They were constructed in a sober Baroque international style, often mistaken for neoclassical, by the Bourbon kings. Neoclassical also appears at this time, with Juan de Villanueva, author of El Prado Museum building. He is possibly the greatest Spanish architect of those times.

The Gran Via

View of the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral from Debod Temple

When Philip II moved his court permanently to Madrid, the city began to be embellished with various palaces, convents, churches and other historic buildings, most of which have survived to the present. This Madrid, known as the Madrid de los Austrias, is the most artistic and culturally rich of all historical times to the city. The chief architect of the time was Juan Gomez de Mora, stylistic heir of Juan de Herrera and their sober traces, but he began to use Baroque elements.The work of this stage is the Plaza Mayor, and many Baroque religious buildings.

In the early 20th century began the construction of Gran Vía, with the task of freeing the old town. They used different styles that evolve over time: art nouveau, art deco, expressionist ... The Edificio Telefónica, of American inspiration, at the highest part of Gran Vía, is usually considered the first skyscraper in Europe. And finally (in the Franco's period) the totalitarian style, the two skyscrapers in the Plaza de España.

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house were also included in the plans, but these were never built.

Torres Kio

Cuatro Torres Business Area is a business park that was completed in 2008. This block contains the tallest skyscrapers in Madrid and Spain (Torre Espacio, Torre de Cristal, Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso and Torre Caja Madrid). A new commercial and economic area with plenty of skylines is expected to be constructed during the next ten years according to the "Enlargement of Castellana Street Project".

Canalejas Square

Plans for the construction of a new cathedral for Madrid dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena began in the 16th century, but the slow construction did not begin until 1879. Francisco de Cubas, the Marquis of Cubas, was the architect who designed and directed the construction in a Gothic revival style. Construction ceased completely during the Spanish Civil War. The project was abandoned until 1950, when Fernando Chueca Goitia adapted the plans of de Cubas to a neoclassical style exterior to match the grey and white façade of the Palacio Real, which stands directly opposite. and was not completed until 1993, when the cathedral was consecrated by Pope John Paul II. On Calle Princesa, in the heart of the district of Moncloa, lies el Ejército del Aire, the headquarters of the Spanish Air Force. A scaled-down replica of the famous Monastery San Lorenzo del Escorial which lies about 50 kilometers northeast of Madrid, el Ejército del Aire is a classic example of Fascist Neoclassicism in Madrid. The financial district in downtown Madrid between the streets Raimundo Fernández Villaverde, Orense, General Perón and Paseo de la Castellana, its original conception (and its name) to the "Plan General de Ordenación Urbana de Madrid", approved in 1946. The purpose of this plan was to create a huge block of modern office buildings with metro and railway connections in the expansion area of northern Madrid, just in front of Real Madrid stadium (currently named the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium) and beside the brand new government complex of Nuevos Ministerios. A botanical garden, a library and an opera

Madrid Barajas International Airport Terminal 4, designed by Antonio Lamela and Richard Rogers (winning them the 2006 Stirling Prize), and TPS Engineers, (winning them the 2006 IStructE Award for Commercial Structures) was inaugurated on 5 February 2006. Terminal 4 is one of the world's largest terminal areas, with an area of 760,000 square meters (8,180,572 square feet) in two separate terminals. Consisting of a main building, T4 (470,000 square meter), and satellite building, T4S (290,000 square meter), which are separated by approximately 2.5 km (2  mi). Hong Kong International Airport still holds the title for the world's largest single terminal building (Terminal 1) at 570,000 square meter. The new Terminal 4 is meant to give passengers a stress-free start to their journey. This is managed through careful use of illumination, available by glass panes instead of walls and numerous domes in the roof which allow natural light to pass through. With the new addition, Barajas is designed to handle 70 million passengers annually.

Terminal 4 check in hall in 2008

Culture Madrid is one of Spain's most popular destinations and is renowned for its large quantity of cultural attractions.

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Art Galleries and Museums Madrid is considered one of the top European destinations concerning art museums. Best known is the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three museums. The most famous one is the Prado Museum, known for such highlights as Diego Velázquez's Las Meninas and Francisco de Goya's La maja vestida and La maja desnuda. The other two museums are the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, established from a mixed private collection, and the Reina Sofia Museum, where Pablo Picasso's Guernica hangs, returning to Spain from New York after more than two decades.

Museo del Prado.

The Museo del Prado is a museum and art gallery that features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection. The collection currently comprises around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings, in addition to a large number of works of art and historic documents. El Prado is one of the most visited museums in the world, and it is considered to be among the greatest museums of art. It has the best collection of artworks by Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, Hieronymus Bosch, José de Ribera and Patinir; and works by Rogier van der Weyden, Raphael, Tintoretto, Veronese, Caravaggio, Van Dyck, Albrecht Dürer, Claude Lorrain, Murillo and Zurbarán, among others.

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) is the Spain's national museum of 20th century art. The museum is mainly dedicated to Spanish art. Highlights of the museum include excellent collections of Spain's greatest 20th century masters, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Juan Gris and Julio Gonzalez. Certainly the most famous masterpiece in the museum is Picasso's painting Guernica. The Reina Sofía also hosts a free-access library specializing in art, with a collection of over 100,000 books, over 3,500 sound recordings and almost 1,000 videos.

Museo Thyssen Bornemisza.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is an art museum that fills the historical gaps in its counterparts' collections: in the Prado's case this includes Italian primitives and works from the English, Dutch and German schools, while in the case of the Reina Sofia the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, once the second largest private collection in the world after the British Royal Collection, includes Impressionists, Expressionists, and European and American paintings from the second half of the 20th century, with over 1,600 paintings. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando currently functions as a museum and gallery that houses a fine art collection of paintings from the 15th to 20th century: Giovanni Bellini, Correggio, Rubens, Zurbarán, Murillo, Goya, Juan Gris, Pablo Serrano. The academy is also the headquarters of the Madrid Academy of Art. Francisco Goya was once one of the academy's directors, and, its alumni include Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Antonio Lopez Garcia, Juan Luna, and Fernando Botero.

Museo Reina Sofía (MNCARS).

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of the museum are: Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Ecology, Paleobiology, Vulcanology and Geology. The Naval Museum is managed by the Ministry of Defence. The Museum's mission is to acquire, preserve, investigate, report and display for study, education and contemplation, parts, sets and collections of historical, artistic, scientific and technical related to naval activity in order to disseminate the story sea of Spain; to help illustrate, highlight and preserve their traditions and promote national maritime awareness.

Royal Armoury, Royal Palace of Madrid.

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of Juan Carlos I of Spain, but he uses it only for official acts. It is a baroque palace full of artworks is one of the largest European Royal Palaces, which is characterized by its luxurious rooms and its rich collections of armors and weapons, pharmaceutical, silverware, watches, paintings, tapestries and the most comprehensive collection of Stradivarius in the world The National Archaeological Museum of Spain collection includes, among others, Pre-historic, Celtic, Iberian, Greek and Roman antiquities and medieval (Visigothic, Muslim and Christian) objects. Highlights include a replica of the Altamira cave (the first cave in which prehistoric cave paintings were discovered), Lady of Elx (an enigmatic polychrome stone bust), Lady of Baza (a famous example of Iberian sculpture), Biche of Balazote (an iberian sculpture) and Treasure of Guarrazar (a treasure that represents the best surviving group of Early Medieval Christian votive offerings and the high point of Visigothic goldsmith's work). The Museum of the Americas (Spanish: Museo de América) is a National museum that holds artistic, archaeological and ethnographic collections from the whole American continent, ranging from the Paleolithic period to the present day. The permanent exhibit is divided into five major thematical areas: an awareness of America, the reality of America, society, religion and communication.

National Museum of Natural Sciences

The National Museum of Natural Sciences is the National Museum of Natural History of Spain. The research departments

El Aquelarre, Francisco de Goya. Lázaro Galdiano Museum.

The Monastery of Las Descalzas Reales resides in the former palace of King Charles I of Spain and Isabel of Portugal. Their daughter, Joan of Austria, founded this convent of nuns of the Poor Clare order in 1559. Throughout the remainder of the 16th century and into the 17th century, the convent attracted young widowed or spinster noblewomen. Each woman brought with her a dowry. The riches quickly piled up, and the convent became one of the richest convents in all of Europe. It has many works of Renaissance and Baroque art, including a recumbent Christ by Gaspar Becerra, a staircase whose paintings were painted by unknown author (perhaps Velázquez) and they are considered the masterpiece of Spanish illusionist paint, and Brussels tapestries inspired in paintings by Rubens. The Museo Lázaro Galdiano houses an encyclopedic collection specializing in decorative arts. The collection includes paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Claudio Coello, Goya, Pedro Berruguete, El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch, Rembrandt, Thomas

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Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence and Joshua Reynolds, sculptures by Giambologna and Verrocchio; 10th century Byzantine enamel; Arab and Byzantine ivory chests; Hellenistic, Roman, medieval, renaissance , baroque and romantic jewerly; Pisanello and Pompeo Leoni medals; Spanish and Italian ceramics; Italian and Arab clothes; and an interesting collection of weapons including the sword of Pope Innocent VIII. The Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas (National Museum of Decorative Arts) is one of the oldest museums in the city. It illustrates the evolution of the called "minor arts" (furniture, ceramics and glass, textile, etc.). Its 60 rooms expones 15,000 objects, of the approximate 40,000 which it has. The Museo Nacional del Romanticismo (National Museum of Romanticism) contains a large collection of artefacts and art, focusing on daily life and customs of the nineteenth century, with special attention to the aesthetics about Romanticism. The Museo Cerralbo houses a private collection of ancient works of art, artifacts and other antiquities collected by Enrique de Aguilera y Gamboa, XVII Cerralbo Marquis.

further floors which are encased with rusted steel. Next to it is an art installation of green plants growing on the wall of the neighbouring house by French botanist Patrick Blanc. The red of the top floors with the green of the wall next to it form a contrast. The green is in reflection of the neighbouring Royal Botanical Gardens. Another art galleries and museums in Madrid are, among others: Casa-Museo José Padilla Casa-Museo Manuel Benedito Museo de Antropologia Médica Museo De La Farmacia Hispana Museo Del Reloj Grassy, at Edificio Grassy Museo Casa de la Moneda Museo de Historia de Madrid Museo de los Orígenes Royal Palace of El Pardo

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The Museo Nacional de Antropología(National Museum of Antropology) provides an overview of the different cultures in the world, with objects and human remains from around the world, highlighting a Guanche mummy of the island of Tenerife. The Museo Sorolla is located in the building in which the Valencian Impressionist painter had his home and workshop. The collection includes, in addition to numerous works of Joaquín Sorolla, a large number of objects that possessed the artist, including sculptures by August Rodin.

Almudena Cathedral, Catedral de la Almudena

CaixaForum Madrid.

CaixaForum Madrid is a post-modern art gallery in the centre of Madrid. It is sponsored by the Catalan-Balearic bank la Caixa and located next to the Salón del Prado. Although the CaixaForum is a modern building, it also exhibits retrospectives of artists from earlier time periods and has evolved into one of the most visited museums in Madrid. It was constructed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron from 2001 to 2007, which combined an old unused industrial building and hollowed it out at the base and inside and placed on top

St. Jerome Church, San Jeronimo el Real

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Royal Convent of La Encarnación (façade)

St. Isidore cathedral from the Plaza Mayor Royal Convent of La Encarnación (altair)

Madrid has a considerable number of Catholic churches, some of them are between the most important Spanish religious artworks. The oldest church that survives today is San Nicolás de los Servitas, whose oldest item is the bell tower (12th century), in Mudejar style. The next oldest temple is San Pedro el Real, with its high brick tower. St. Jerome Church is a gothic church next to El Prado Museum. The Catholic Monarchs ordered its construction in the fifteenth century, as part of a vanished monastery. The monastery's cloister is preserved. It has recently been renovated by Rafael Moneo, with the goal to house the neoclassical collection of El Prado Museum, and also sculptures by Leone Leoni and Pompeo Leoni. The Bishop Chapel is a gothic chapel which was built in the sixteenth century by order of the Bishop of Plasencia, Gutierre de Vargas. It was originally built to house the remains of Saint Isidore Laborer (Madrid's patron saint), but it was used as the Vargas family mausoleum. Inside are the altairpiece and the tombs of the Vargas family, which were the work of Francisco Giralte, a disciple of Alonso Berruguete. They are considered masterpieces of Spanish Renaissance sculpture.

St. Isidore Cathedral was built between 1620–1664 by order of Empress Maria of Austria, daughter of Charles V of Germany and I of Spain, to become part of a school run by the Jesuits which still exists today. Its dome is the first example of a dome drawing on a wooden frame covered with plaster, which, given its lightness makes it easy to support the walls. It was the cathedral of Madrid between 1885 and 1993, which is the time it took to build the Almudena. The artwork inside were mostly burned during the Spanish Civil War, but it retained the tomb that holds the incorrupt body of Saint Isidore Laborer and the urn containing the ashes of his wife Maria Torribia. Royal Convent of La Encarnación is an Augustinian Recollect convent. The institution, which belonged ladies of the nobility, was founded by Queen Margaret of Austria, wife of Philip III of Spain, in the early seventeenth century. Due to the frescoes and sculptures which houses is one of the most prominent temples in the city. The building's architect was Fray Alberto de la Madre de Dios, who built it between 1611 and 1616. The façade responds to an inspiring Herrerian style, with great austerity,and it was imitated by other Spanish churches. The church's interior is a sumptuous work by the great Baroque architect Ventura Rodriguez. In the church are preserved shrines containing the blood of St. Januarius and St. Pantaleon, the second (according to tradition) liquefies every year on the saint's day on 27 July.

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San Antonio de los Alemanes (St. Anthony Church) is a pretty 17th century church which was originally part of a Portuguese hospital. Subsequently it was donated to the Germans living in the city.

St. Anthony of la Florida

Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida is sometimes named the "Goya's Sixtine Chapel". The chapel was built on orders of King Charles IV of Spain, who also commissioned the frescoes by Goya. These were completed over a six month period in 1798. The frescoes portray miracles by Saint Anthony of Padua, including one which occurred in Lisbon, but which the painter has relocated to Madrid. On every June 13, the chapel becomes the site of a lively pilgrimage in which young unwed women come to pray to St. Anthony and to ask for a partner.

St. Anthony church (Rizi's vault)

The interior of the church has been recently restored. It has some beautiful frescoes painted by Luca Giordano, Francisco Carreño and Francisco Rizi. The frescoes represent some kings of Spain, Hungary, France, Germany and Bohemia. They all sit looking at the paintings in the vault, which represent the life of Saint Anthony of Padua.

San Francisco el Grande

San Francisco el Grande Basilica was built in neoclassical style in the second half of the eighteenth century by Francesco Sabatini. It has the fifth largest diameter dome to Christianity. (33 meters in diameter: it's smaller than the dome of the Rome's Pantheon (43.4meters), St. Peter's Basilica (42.4 meters), the Florence Cathedral (42 meters)and the Rotunda of Mosta (37.2 meters) in Malta, but it's larger than St. Paul's Cathedral (30.8 meters) in London and Hagia Sophia (31.8 meters) in Istanbul). The church is dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, who according to legend was established in Madrid during his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Its interior is sumptuous and it's plenty of artworks, including paintings by Goya and Zurbaran. The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Real de la Almudena is the episcopal seat of the Archdiocese of Madrid. It is a temple

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of 102 meters long and 73 high, built during the 19th and 20th century in a mixture of different styles: neoclassical exterior, neo-Gothic interior and neo-Romanesque crypt and neo-Byzantine abse's paints. The cathedral was built in the same place which was built the Moorish citadel (al-mudayna) in Madrid. It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on his fourth trip to Spain on June 15, 1993, thus being the only Spanish cathedral dedicated by a pope.

Literature

Spanish National Library.

Madrid has been one of the great centers of Spanish literature. In this city were born some of the best writers of the Spanish Golden Century, including: Lope de Vega (Fuente Ovejuna, The Dog in the Manger, The Knight of Olmedo), who reformed the Spanish theater, a work continued by Calderon de la Barca (Life is a Dream), Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish nobleman and writer famous for his satires, which criticized the Spanish society of his time, and author of ´El Buscón. And finally, Tirso de Molina, who created the famous character Don Juan. In addition, Cervantes and Góngora also lived in the city, although they not born there. The homes of Lope de Vega, Quevedo, Gongora and Cervantes are still preserved, and they are all in the Barrio de las Letras (Letters Neigtbourhood). Other writers born in Madrid in later centuries have been Leandro Fernandez de Moratín, Mariano José de Larra, Jose de Echegaray (Nobel Prize in Literature), Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Dámaso Alonso, Enrique Jardiel Poncela and Pedro Salinas.

Lope de Vega.

Madrid is home to the Royal Academy of Spanish Language, internationally important cultural institution dedicated to language planning by enacting legislation aimed at promoting linguistic unity within and among the several Hispanic states; ensure a common linguistic standard, in accordance with its founding statutes "to ensure that the changes undergone [by the language] [...] not break the essential unity that keeps all the Hispanic. ". Madrid is also home to another internationally cultural institution, the Instituto Cervantes, whose task is the promotion and teaching of Spanish language as well as the dissemination of the culture of Spain and Latin America.

Cervantes Institute headquarters.

The National Library of Spain is a major public library, the largest in Spain. The library's collection consists of more than 26,000,000 items including 15,000,000 books and other printed materials, 30,000 manuscripts, 143,000 newspapers and serials, 4,500,000 graphic materials, 510,000 music scores, 500,000 maps, 600,000 sound recording, 90,000 audiovisuals, 90,000 electronic documents, more than 500,000 microforms, etc.".

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City info  · Culture 

Nightlife

Classical music and opera

The nightlife in Madrid is undoubtedly one of the city's main attractions. Tapas bars, cocktail bars, clubs, jazz lounges, live music venues, flamenco theatres and establishments of all kinds cater for all tastes and ages. Every night, venues pertaining to the Live Music Venues Association La Noche en Vivo host a wide range of live music shows. Everything from acclaimed to up-and-coming artists, singer-songwriters to rock bands, jazz concerts or electronic music sessions to enjoy music at its best. Nightlife and young cultural awakening flourished after the death of Franco, especially during the 80s while Madrid's mayor Enrique Tierno Galván (PSOE) was in office, at this time is well-known the cultural movement called la movida and it initially gathered around Plaza del Dos de Mayo. Nowadays, the Malasaña area is known for its alternative scene. Some of the most popular night destinations include the neighbourhoods of: Bilbao, Tribunal, Atocha, Alonso Martinez or Moncloa, together with Puerta del Sol area (including Opera and Gran Via, both adjacent to the popular square) and Huertas (barrio de Las Letras), destinations which are also filled with tourists day and night. The district of Chueca has also become a hot spot in the Madrilenian night life, especially for the gay population. Chueca is popularly known as the gay quarter, comparable to The Castro district in San Francisco. What is also popular is the practice of meeting in parks or streets with friends and drinking alcohol together (this is called 'botellón', from 'botella', bottle), but in recent years, drinking in the street is punished with a fine and now young madrileños drink together all around the city instead of in better-known places.

Bohemian Culture The city has venues for performing alternative art and expressive art. They are mostly located in the centre of the city include in Opera, Anton Martin, Chueca and Malasaña. There are also several festivals in Madrid including the Festival of Alternative art the Festival of the Alternative Scene. The neighbourhood of Malasaña as well as Anton Martin and Lavapies hosts several bohemian cafe/galleries. These cafes are typified with period or retro furniture or furniture found on the street, a colourful non traditional atmosphere inside, and usually art displayed each month by a new artist, often for sale. Cafes include the retro cafe "Lolina" and bohemian cafes "La Ida", "La Paca" and "Cafe de la Luz" in Malasaña, "La Piola" in Huertas and "Cafe Olmo" and "Aguardiente" in Lavapies. In the neighbourhood of Lavapies, there are also "hidden houses", which are illegal bars or abandoned spaces where concerts, poetry reading and the famous Spanish Botellon (a street party or gathering now illegal but rarely stopped).

National Auditorium of Music.

The Auditorio Nacional de Música is the main venue for classical music concerts in Madrid. It is home to the Spanish National Orchestra, the Chamartín Symphony Orchestra and the venue for the symphonic concerts of the Community of Madrid Orchestra and the Madrid Symphony Orchestra. It is also the principal venue for orchestras on tour playing in Madrid. The Teatro Real is the main opera house in Madrid, located just in front of the Royal Palace, and its resident orchestra is the Madrid Symphony Orchestra. The theatre stages around seventeen opera titles (both own productions and coproductions with other major European opera houses) per year, as well as two or three major ballets and several recitals. The Teatro de la Zarzuela is mainly devoted to Zarzuela (the Spanish traditional musical theatre genre), as well as operetta and recitals. The resident orchestra of the theatre is the Community of Madrid Orchestra. The Teatro Monumental is the concert venue of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra. Other concert venues for classical music are the Fundación Joan March and the Auditorio 400, devoted to contemporary music.

Bullfighting Madrid hosts the largest Plaza de Toros (bullring) in Spain, Las Ventas, established in 1929. Las Ventas is considered by many to be the world centre of bullfighting and has a seating capacity of almost 25,000. Madrid's bullfighting season begins in March and ends in October. Bullfights are held every day during the festivities of San Isidro (Madrid's patron saint) from mid May to early June, and every Sunday, and public holiday, the rest of the season. The style of the plaza is Neomudéjar. Las Ventas also hosts music concerts and other events outside of the bullfighting season.

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Sport

4 Saporta Cups, 4 Intercontinental Cups and have won 2 Triple Crowns. Madrid's other professional basketball club is Estudiantes that have won 3 Spanish Cup championships. Madrid hosts the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open. The tournament is classified as an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals tour, and a Premier Mandatory event on the Women's Tennis Association tour. Caja Mágica (The Magic Box, and also known as the Manzanares Park Tennis Centre) is a tennis structure located at Manzanares Park, used for the Madrid Masters tournament.

The Santiago Bernabéu, a FIFA elite stadium.

The city is also host to the Circuito Permanente Del Jarama, a motorsport race circuit.

Madrid is home to La Liga football club Real Madrid, who play their home games at the Santiago Bernabéu. Their supporters are referred to as Madridistas or Merengues (Merengues). Real Madrid is one of the most prestigious football clubs in the world (FIFA selected Real Madrid the best team of the 20th century), having won a record 9 European Cups. Their hometown rivals, Atlético Madrid, are also well supported in the city. The players (and supporters) are referred to as Colchoneros (The Mattress Makers), in reference to the team's red & white jersey colours, which were determined by mattress material being the cheapest at the time of the club's formation. In 1982, Madrid hosted the FIFA World Cup Final. Along with Barcelona, Glasgow and Lisbon, Madrid is one of only four cities in Europe to contain two UEFA 5-star stadia: Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu and Atlético Madrid's Vicente Calderón both meet the said criteria.

Historically, the city serves as the final stage of the Vuelta a España cycling event, in the same way Paris serves as the conclusive stage of the Tour de France.

Some of Spain's top footballers are Madrileños (born in Madrid), including Real Madrid former player Emilio Butragueño and co (La Quinta del Buitre, "The Vulture's Quint"), Premier League's Pepe Reina, Fernando Torres and Real Madrid veterans Raúl González, Guti Hernandez and Iker Casillas.

Transport

Skiing is possible in the nearby mountains of the Sierra de Guadarrama, where the ski resorts of Valdesqui and Navacerrada are located. In the past, Madrid has bid to host the 1972 Summer Olympics, the 2012 Summer Olympics, and the 2016 Summer Olympics, which were host to Munich, London, and Rio de Janeiro respectively. The city has two major annual road running events – the Madrid Marathon and the San Silvestre Vallecana 10 km (6 mi) run – tens of thousands of runners take part in these races each year.

Madrid is served by highly-developed communication infrastructures, making the Spanish capital the leading logistics hub for both Spain and all of southern Europe. It also boasts a network of motorways, encompassing both ring roads and radial roads, and provides the backbone for Spain’s railway network, thereby providing effective connections with not only other parts of the region, but also the rest of Spain and Europe as a whole. Madrid ranks alongside Tokyo and Paris as one of the world’s three largest high-speed railway hubs. Madrid is also home to the Madrid-Barajas airport, Spain’s flagship airport and one of the largest to be found worldwide.

Madrid Arena interior

Madrid boasts a prominent place in Spanish basketball, with two clubs in the country's top-level Liga ACB. Real Madrid's basketball section has won 30 Spanish League championships, 22 Spanish Cup championships, 8 Euroleague Championships,

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Air

for low-cost carriers, and the second one, expected to be built between the two municipalities of El Álamo and Navalcarnero, which will only take over the routes operating in Cuatro Vientos Airport.

National rail Main article: Cercanías Madrid

Atocha railway station Madrid Metro Map

Madrid Barajas Airport (T4 Station)

Main article: Madrid-Barajas Airport Madrid is served by Barajas Airport. Barajas is the main hub of Iberia Airlines. It consequently serves as the main gateway to the Iberian peninsula from Europe, America and the rest of the world. Current passenger volumes range upwards of 49.8 million passengers per year, making it the country's largest and busiest airport, and in 2009 it was the world's 11th busiest airport and Europe's fourth busiest airport. Given annual increases close to 10%, a new fourth terminal has been constructed. It has significantly reduced delays and doubled the capacity of the airport to more than 70 million passengers per year. Two additional runways have also been constructed, making Barajas a fully operational four-runway airport.

Spain's railway system, the Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Españoles (Renfe) operates the vast majority of Spain's railways. Cercanías Madrid is the commuter rail service that serves Madrid and its metropolitan area. It is operated by Cercanías Renfe, the commuter rail division of Renfe. The total length spans 339.1 km. Main rail terminals are Atocha in the south and Chamartín in the north. The most important project in the next decade is the Spanish high speed rail network, Alta Velocidad Española AVE. Currently, an ambitious plan includes the construction of a 7,000 kilometre (4,350  mi) network, centred on Madrid. The overall goal is to have all important provincial cities be no more than 4 hours away from Madrid, and no more than 6 hours away from Barcelona. As of 2008, AVE high-speed trains link Atocha station to Seville, Málaga, Córdoba, Ciudad Real and Toledo in the south and to Cuenca, Albacete, Valencia, Zaragoza, Lleida, Tarragona and Barcelona in the east. AVE trains also arrive from Valladolid in the north. RENFE offers:

Located within the city limits of Madrid, just 9 km (5.6  mi) from the city's financial district and 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's historic centre. The airport name derives from the adjacent district of Barajas, which has its own metro station on the same rail line serving the airport.

AVE Alaris Altaria Talgo

The Councillor of Transports of the Community of Madrid, Manuel Lamela, announced in 2007 that the city will also be served by two new airports which are expected to be fully operative in 2016, the first of which will be located in Campo Real, it will be initially be used for cargo flights, but also as hub

Metro Main article: Madrid Metro

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A modern metro train (type 2000)

Serving a population of some four million, the Madrid Metro is one of the most extensive and fastest-growing metro networks in the world. With the addition of a loop serving suburbs to Madrid's south-west "Metrosur", it is now the second largest metro system in Western Europe, second only to London's Underground. In 2007 Madrid's metro system was expanded and it currently runs over 283 kilometres (176 miles) of line. The province of Madrid is also served by an extensive commuter rail network of 370 kilometres (230 miles) called Cercanías. The system is the sixth longest metro in the world after London, New York, Moscow, Seoul and Shanghai, though Madrid is approximately the fiftieth most populous metropolitan area in the world. Its fast growth in the last 20 years has also put it among the fastest growing networks in the world, on par with the Shanghai Metro and the Beijing Subway. Unlike normal Spanish road and rail traffic, Madrid Metro trains use left-hand running on some lines due to historical reasons.

Buses This railway network is ably supported by an ever-expanding network of city buses. The overall length of the bus network of Madrid’s Municipal Transport Corporation (Empresa Municipal de Transportes, or EMT) at yearclose 2008, when 426 million passengers were transported, stood at 3,690 kilometres, marking a 31% increase over the last eight years. These routes are serviced by a growing fleet of over 2,000 vehicles, while the network as a whole is undergoing a continuous improvement process with a view to attaining the utmost standards of speed, quality and sustainability.

Madrid's motorway hub network.

Madrid is the most important hub of Spain's motorway network and is surrounded by four orbital motorways: M30, M40, M45 and M50. M30 circles the central districts and is the inner ring motorway of Madrid. Significant portions of M30 runs underground and its urban motorway tunnels have sections of more than 6 km (3.73  mi) in length and 3 to 6 lanes in each direction, between the south entry of the Avenida de Portugal tunnel and the north exit of the M-30 south bypass there are close to 10 km (6.21 mi) of continuous tunnels. M40 is a ring motorway which borders Madrid at a mean distance of 10.07 kilometres (6.26 mi) and it has a total length of 63.3 km (39.33 mi). M45 is a partial ring around the city serving the metropolitan area of Madrid. It was built to help alleviate the congestion of the M40 from the southern to the northeastern, runs between the M40 and the M50 where the two ring motorways are more separated. M50 is the outer of the Madrid orbital motorways and has a total length of 85 km (52.82 mi). It services mainly the metropolitan area at a mean distance of 13.5 km (8.39 mi).

Other historic buildings

Roads Main article: List of autopistas and autovías in Spain

Cisneros House.

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Casa de la Villa.

St. Michael's Basilica.

San Ginés Church.

St. Barbara's Church.

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Spanish Ministry of Agriculture.

Royal Observatory.

Bank of Spain.

Congress of Deputies.

Palacio de Cristal.

Palacio de Linares.

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Spanish Air Force Headquarters.

Hospital de Maudes.

Carrión Building. Torres Blancas.

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Arch of la Victoria.

Casa Gallardo Royal Palace of Madrid

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Events  · Long term events 

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Long term events Sala The Fame Listas helena Bejarano 662 02 74 13 Jueves place   The Fame, Calle del Doctor Cortezo, 1, 28012 , Madrid start   Thursday September 15, 08:30h end   Thursday July 26, 04:30h frequency   Thursday description    La sala The Fame Invita a las CHICAS a cenar GRATIS! TODOS los jueves van a cambiar mucho en la capital madrileña! Con previa reserva dejandome nombres y apellidos de las invit... event url   http://kedin.es/pe/fiestas-djs-y-sesiones-sala-the-fame-listas-helenabejarano-662-02-74-13-jueves-en-barrio-de-las-letras

Visitas didácticas del Museo de Bomberos place   Museo Municipal de Bomberos, Calle de Boada, 4, 28038 , Madrid start   Friday January 21, 09:00h end   Monday January 21, 12:30h frequency    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday description   Todos los niños han soñado alguna vez con ser bomberos, así que nada mejor que una visita al Museo de Bomberos para ocupar el tiempo de ocio de los más pequeños. Situ event url   http://kedin.es/pe/ninos-culturales-visitas-didacticas-del-museo-debomberos-en-puente-de-vallecas distance   4.8 km. approximate from city center

Visitas didácticas del Museo Tifológico place   Museo Tifológico, Calle de La Coruña, 18, 15186 Cerceda, Madrid start   Friday January 21, 09:00h end   Saturday February 2, 22:59h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday description   Inaugurado en 1992, el Museo Tiflológico es un espacio cultural promovido por la ONCE para que las personas ciegas o con dificultades visuales graves puedan visitar un museo d... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/ninos-culturales-visitas-didacticas-del-museotifologico-en-tetuan distance   4.3 km. approximate from city center

Exposición 'Contraluz' de Juan Gatti place   Sala de exposiciones Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Madrid start   Wednesday September 14, 09:00h end   Sunday April 1, 18:30h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    En la exposición 'Contraluz' la cúpula de la sala  Canal Isabel II se convierte en un enorme planetario. El

distance   2.5 km. approximate from city center

Barra Libre en Sala The Fame los Jueves Listas Helena Bejarano 662027413 place   The Fame, Calle del Doctor Cortezo, 1, 28012 , Madrid start   Thursday September 29, 10:00h end   Thursday August 2, 04:30h frequency   Thursday description    Todos los JUEVES, la sala The fame, la mejor sala el momento, con el mejor ambiente,la mejor musica,y el mejor personalte traen a la noche de los JUERNES. event url   http://kedin.es/pe/fiestas-djs-y-sesiones-barra-libre-en-sala-the-famelos-jueves-listas-helena-bejarano-662027413-en-barrio-de-las-letras

Más de 100 mentiras, el musical con las canciones de Joaquín Sabina place   Teatro Rialto MySpace, Gran Vía, Madrid start   Thursday October 6, 16:00h end   Sunday April 8, 21:59h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description   'Más de 100 mentiras' es el título del musical inspirado en las canciones de   Joaquín Sabina, que el cineasta y guionista David Serrano y la productora Drive, los creadores de '... event url   http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-musicales-mas-de-100-mentiras-el-musicalcon-las-canciones-de-joaquin-sabina-en-gran-via

INTERCAMBIO DE IDIOMAS / LANGUAGE EXCHANGE (JUEVES DE 18:00 - 23:30 h) place   Downtown Madrid, Calle de San Mateo 21, Madrid start   Thursday January 19, 17:00h end   Thursday March 29, 21:30h frequency   Thursday description   Bienvenido a Downtown Madrid. event url   

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Nuevas Clases y Cursos para Adultos de Kung Fu Wushu place   Universidad Alcalá de Henares, Plaza de San Diego, Madrid start   Monday January 16, 17:30h end   Wednesday December 5, 20:00h frequency   Tuesday, Thursday description    Cualquier persona puede aprender Kung-FuPROGRAMA REGULAR PARA ADULTOSNuestros programas de entrenamiento están especialmente diseñados para que personas de cualquier edad puedan... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/deportes-exhibiciones-nuevas-clases-y-cursospara-adultos-de-kung-fu-wushu-en-alcala-de-henares distance   29.7 km. approximate from city center

Curso 'La Edición en Tiempos de Cambio II' en El Corte Inglés Serrano place   El Corte Inglés Serrano - Ayala, Madrid, Madrid

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start   Thursday February 23, 18:00h end   Thursday December 13, 19:00h frequency   Thursday description   ¿Qué significa editar hoy? ¿Cómo se crea una obra literaria? ¿Quienes intervienen en el proceso editorial? ¿Acabará el libro electrónico con el libro analógico? ¿Cómo encuentra ... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/arte-y-cultura-jornadas-y-ciclos-curso-la-edicionen-tiempos-de-cambio-ii-en-el-corte-ingles-serrano-en-madrid

'Pendiente de voto' en el Teatro Valle Inclán de Madrid place   Teatro Valle Inclán, Calle del Olivar, 12, 28012 , España, Madrid start   Wednesday February 29, 18:00h end   Sunday March 4, 22:59h frequency    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    'Pendiente de voto' de Roger Bernat convierte el teatro en un Parlamento en el que los espectadores, armados con un mando a distancia con el que votar, gobiernan el espacio en u... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-pendiente-de-voto-en-elteatro-valle-inclan-de-madrid-en-lavapies

'Los hombres no mienten' con Arturo Fernández en el Teatro Amaya place   Teatro Amaya, Paseo del General Martínez Campos, 9, 28010 , Madrid start   Tuesday November 15, 18:00h end   Sunday March 11, 22:59h frequency    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    El gran dandi Arturo Fernández regresa a los escenarios con la obra de teatro 'Los hombres no mienten', y lo hace acompañado de Carlos Manuel Díaz y Sonia Castelo en el Teatro A... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-los-hombres-no-mientencon-arturo-fernandez-en-el-teatro-amaya-en-chamberi distance   2.1 km. approximate from city center

'Burundanga' con Mar Abascal en el Teatro Maravillas place   Teatro Maravillas, Madrid, Madrid start   Wednesday June 29, 18:00h end   Sunday April 8, 19:30h frequency    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    Antonio Hortelano es uno de los protagonistas de 'Burundanga', uno de sus últimos proyectos en el teatro tras años de parón artístico. El event url    http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-burundanga-con-marabascal-en-el-teatro-maravillas-en-madrid

'El Rey León', el musical place   Teatro Lope de Vega, Gran Vía, Madrid start   Friday October 21, 18:30h end   Sunday July 15, 21:00h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

description   'El Rey León', el evento musical del año y la mayor producción musical jamás realizada en España llega a la Gran Vía madrileña. 'Senc event url   http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-musicales-el-rey-leon-el-musical-en-gran-via

'Petra, la mujer araña y el putón de la abeja Maya' en el Teatro Matadero place   Matadero de Madrid, Paseo de la Chopera, 14 28045 , Madrid start   Wednesday February 29, 19:00h end   Saturday March 10, 20:00h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description   'Petra, la mujer araña y el putón de la abeja Maya' es un montaje de danza-teatro dirigido por Sol Picó en el que se realiza una reflexión sobre el amor y la monstruosidad profu... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-petra-la-mujer-arana-y-elputon-de-la-abeja-maya-en-el-teatro-matadero-en-arganzuela distance   2.7 km. approximate from city center

We run Madrid place   Nike Store Gran Vía, Gran Vía, Madrid start   Thursday January 19, 19:00h end   Thursday June 28, 21:59h frequency   Thursday description   ¿Te gusta correr? En el Nike Run Club Madrid tienes la oportunidad de hacerlo mientras disfrutas del ambientazo. event url   http://kedin.es/pe/deportes-runner-carreras-we-run-madrid-en-granvia

'Luces de Bohemia' dirigido por Lluís Homar en el Teatro María Guerrero place   Teatro María Guerrero, Calle de Tamayo y Baus, 4 28004 , Madrid start   Friday January 20, 19:00h end   Sunday March 25, 20:20h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    'Luces de Bohemia' llega al Teatro María Guerrero de Madrid dirigido por Lluís Homar. L event url   http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-luces-de-bohemia-dirigidopor-lluis-homar-en-el-teatro-maria-guerrero-en-chueca

'Follies' con Vicky Peña y Carlos Hipólito en el Teatro Español place   Teatro Español, Calle del Príncipe, 25 28012 , Madrid start   Friday February 10, 19:00h end   Sunday April 8, 21:59h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    Vicky Peña y Carlos Hipólito son dos de los mejores actores españoles de la actualidad, así como Mario Gas es uno de los directores teatrales de más peso del panorama cultural n... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-follies-con-vicky-pena-ycarlos-hipolito-en-el-teatro-espanol-en-barrio-de-las-letras

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'La sonrisa etrusca' en el Teatro La Latina de Madrid place    Teatro La Latina, Plaza de la Cebada, 2 28005 , Madrid start   Wednesday February 1, 19:30h end   Sunday March 4, 21:30h frequency    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    Dirigido por José Carlos Plaza y escrito por José Luis Sampedro, 'La sonrisa etrusca'  habla de un gesto duradero en los labios, no de esa sonrisa momentánea, sino de aquella qu... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-la-sonrisa-etrusca-en-elteatro-la-latina-de-madrid-en-la-latina

'El Montaplatos' con Alberto San Juan en el Matadero place   Matadero de Madrid, Paseo de la Chopera, 14 28045 , Madrid start   Thursday January 19, 19:30h end   Sunday March 11, 22:59h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description   Decía Ionesco que la vida del hombre es absurda y su tragedia, ridícula. G event url   

http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-el-montaplatos-con-

alberto-san-juan-en-el-matadero-en-arganzuela distance   2.7 km. approximate from city center

'Incrementum' en la sala pequeña del Teatro Español place   Teatro Español, Calle del Príncipe, 25 28012 , Madrid start   Thursday February 9, 19:30h end   Sunday March 11, 20:45h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description   'Incrementum' sumerge a los espectadores en la vida de un empleado de oficina obsesionado con un aumento de sueldo, un objetivo que persigue a lo largo del tiempo de forma obsti... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-incrementum-en-la-salapequena-del-teatro-espanol-en-barrio-de-las-letras

'Grease, el musical de tu vida' en el Teatro Coliseum de Madrid place   Teatro Coliseum, Gran Vía, Madrid start   Tuesday February 21, 19:30h end   Sunday May 6, 21:00h frequency    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    El musical 'Grease'  original de  Jim Jacobs y Warren Casey, que se dio a conocer al público gracias a la película interpretada por John Travolta y Olivia Newton John, regresa el ... event url   http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-musicales-grease-el-musical-de-tu-vida-enel-teatro-coliseum-de-madrid-en-gran-via

'Doctor Faustus' en los Teatros del Canal

place   Teatros del Canal, Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1 28003 , Madrid start   Thursday February 23, 19:30h end   Sunday March 11, 21:45h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description   Dirigido por Simon Breden, 'Doctor Faustus' de Christopher Marlowe cuenta el mito del hombre orgulloso que vende su alma al diablo para conseguir todo lo que ansía en su vida si... event url   

http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-doctor-faustus-en-los-

teatros-del-canal-en-chamberi distance   2.5 km. approximate from city center

'Pretty woman my love' en el Teatro Nuevo Apolo de Madrid place   Teatro Nuevo Apolo, Plaza de Tirso de Molina, 1 28012 , Madrid start   Wednesday February 1, 19:30h end   Sunday April 1, 21:59h frequency    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    La película protagonizada por  Julia Roberts  es el referente que toma el primer musical basado en un reality show, 'Pretty woman, my love'. Can event url    http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-musicales-pretty-woman-my-love-en-elteatro-nuevo-apolo-de-madrid-en-barrio-de-las-letras

'El Lago de los Cisnes' del Ballet del Teatro Nacional de Moscú place   Nuevo Teatro Alcalá, Calle de Jorge Juan, 62, 28009 , Madrid start   Tuesday February 28, 19:30h end   Sunday March 11, 22:59h frequency    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday description    Considerada una de las obras cumbres del ballet clásico, 'El Lago de los Cisnes' cuenta las desventuras de la reina Odette, víctima de un hechizo que la transforma en un cisne y... event url   http://kedin.es/pe/arte-y-cultura-danza-y-baile-el-lago-de-los-cisnesdel-ballet-del-teatro-nacional-de-moscu-en-salamanca distance   2.2 km. approximate from city center

Discoteca FAENA Madrid Accesos por listas Vip y Reservas place   Faena, Atocha, Madrid start   Friday November 4, 22:55h end   Sunday April 29, 04:00h frequency   Thursday, Friday, Saturday description    FAENA MADRID Show-Restaurante y Discoteca LA DISCOTECA: La auténtica esencia de la noche: "Faena Madrid" .U event url    http://kedin.es/pe/fiestas-djs-y-sesiones-discoteca-faena-madridaccesos-por-listas-vip-y-reservas-en-atocha

Sala The Fame Listas Helena Bejarano 662 02 74 13 The fame. place   The Fame, Calle del Doctor Cortezo, 1, 28012 , Madrid

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start   Monday November 7, 11:00h end   Saturday August 31, 04:30h frequency   Friday, Saturday description    !The fame! La sala más importante del momento, la sala The fame, con las listas más disponibles (Helena Bejarano) llega a madrid, con la mejor sesión posible en el mejor ambien... event url   http://kedin.es/pe/fiestas-djs-y-sesiones-sala-the-fame-listas-helenabejarano-662-02-74-13-the-fame-en-barrio-de-las-letras

SANDA - BOXEO CHINO ( Clases de Sanda ) MAESTRO SENNA - MADRID ESPAÑA place   Escuela Superior Serrato, Madrid, Madrid start   Friday January 20, 18:00h end   Friday July 20, 19:00h frequency   Friday description    CHINESE BOXING TEAM MASTER SENNA THE RING FIGHTER"SiFu Senna"San Da (☎☎) o San shou (☎ ☎) es un arte marcial chino contemporáneo y un sistema de defensa personal. El San D event url   http://kedin.es/pe/deportes-exhibiciones-sanda-boxeo-chino-clasesde-sanda-maestro-senna-madrid-espana-en-madrid distance   3.6 km. approximate from city center

SANDA (CLASES DE SANDA) CHINESE NATIONAL SANDA BOXING TEAM MASTER SENNA place   Escuela Superior Serrato, Madrid, Madrid start   Friday March 2, 18:00h end   Friday June 22, 19:00h frequency   Friday description    Official Sanda (Chinese National Sanda Team Master Senna), sistema de graduación en Sanda, Maestro senna, para Formación de Profesores de alto Nivel. ( event url    http://kedin.es/pe/deportes-exhibiciones-sanda-clases-de-sandachinese-national-sanda-boxing-team-master-senna-en-madrid distance   3.6 km. approximate from city center

SANDA - BOXEO CHINO place   Escuela Superior Serrato, Madrid, Madrid start   Friday January 20, 18:00h end   Friday April 20, 19:00h frequency   Friday description    CHINESE BOXING TEAM MASTER SENNA THE RING FIGHTER"SiFu Senna"San Da (☎☎) o San shou (☎ ☎) es un arte marcial chino contemporáneo y un sistema de defensa personal. El San D event url    http://kedin.es/pe/deportes-competiciones-sanda-boxeo-chino-enmadrid distance   3.6 km. approximate from city center

tAllErEs dE ArqUItEctUrA pArA FEBRERO-JUNIO 2012 [MADRID]

nIñOs

place   Escuela Superior Serrato, Madrid, Madrid start   Saturday February 4, 10:30h end   Saturday June 23, 11:30h frequency   Saturday description   Bajo el título "PERCIBIENDO E IMAGINANDO LA ARQUITECTURA" los niños de 5 a 9 años se

introducirán en el fascinante mundo de la arquitectura y su percepción, así como de nuestro ... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/ninos-culturales-talleres-de-arquitectura-paraninos-febrero-junio-2012-madrid-en-madrid distance   3.6 km. approximate from city center

CUENTA TÚ! place   La Escalera de Jacob La Latina, Calle de los Mancebos, 4, 28005 , Madrid start   Saturday February 4, 11:00h end   Sunday April 29, 15:30h frequency   Saturday, Sunday description   SÁBADOS A LAS 12:00H Y DOMINGOS A LAS 16:30H Cuenta… ¡Tú! es un espectáculo interactivo en el que dos actores animarán a los niños (y no tan niños) a ser parte de los cuentos, ... event url   http://kedin.es/pe/ninos-teatro-cuenta-tu-en-la-latina

'El Principito' en el Nuevo Teatro Alcalá place   Nuevo Teatro Alcalá, Calle de Jorge Juan, 62, 28009 , Madrid start   Saturday February 18, 16:00h end   Sunday April 8, 21:59h frequency   Saturday, Sunday description   Si crees que no es suficiente leyéndoles el libro de 'El Principito' por la noche y quieres hacer a los más pequeños partícipes de esta clásica y bonita novela de la literatura ... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/ninos-musica-el-principito-en-el-nuevo-teatroalcala-en-salamanca distance   2.2 km. approximate from city center

'Mi madre, Serrat y yo', teatro musical en el Artespacio Plot Point place   Artespacio Plot Point, Calle de Ercilla, 29, 28005 , Madrid start   Friday February 10, 19:30h end   Saturday June 30, 19:50h frequency   Saturday, Sunday description   El desafío planteado en 'Mi madre, Serrat y yo' es unir la problemática de dos generaciones alrededor de las canciones de Serrat. L event url    http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-musicales-mi-madre-serrat-y-yo-teatromusical-en-el-artespacio-plot-point-en-arganzuela

Itinerario con música en directo: '¿Te suena?' place   Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Calle de Santa Isabel 52, Madrid start   Sunday October 16, 09:30h end   Sunday May 27, 21:59h frequency   Sunday description     Estamos habituados a entender la pintura como un arte que solo puede percibirse a través de la visión. Co event url   http://kedin.es/pe/ninos-culturales-itinerario-con-musica-en-directote-suena-en-atocha

INTERCAMBIO DE IDIOMAS TODOS LOS DOMINGOS

GRATUITO

place   The Quiet Man, Calle de Valverde, 44, 28004 , Madrid

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Events

Events  · Thursday March 1 

start   Sunday January 1, 18:00h end   Sunday December 30, 22:59h frequency   Sunday description    El grupo de intercambio de idiomas MadridBabel se reúne todos los domingos a partir de las 7 en el pub The Quiet Man (Valverde, 44 - metro Tribunal o Gran Vía) para charlar, con... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/kedadas-fans-intercambio-de-idiomas-gratuitotodos-los-domingos-en-triball

Luz de la Manzana: Homenaje a Luis Alberto Spinetta place   Sala Vanitas, Calle de Velázquez, 128, 28006 , España, Madrid start   Thursday March 1, 19:00h description    LUZ DE LA MANZANA, Homenaje a Luis Alberto Spinetta en Madrid. event url   

http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-pop-rock-luz-de-la-manzana-

homenaje-a-luis-alberto-spinetta-en-salamanca distance   2.9 km. approximate from city center

Thursday March 1 Exposición 'Diálogos escultóricos' en El Corte Inglés Castellana place   El Corte Inglés Castellana, Calle de Raimundo Fernández Villaverde, 79, 28003 , España, Madrid start   Tuesday December 20, 09:00h end   Wednesday February 29, 21:00h frequency    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday description    El arte, como sentencia Edgar Allan Poe, debe ser 'gusto, diversión y alucinación'. E event url    http://kedin.es/pe/arte-y-cultura-exposiciones-exposicion-dialogosescultoricos-en-el-corte-ingles-castellana-en-tetuan distance   3.4 km. approximate from city center

LUIS BREA con Heineken Music Selector en Madrid place   Sala El Sol, Calle de los Jardines, 3, 28013 , Madrid start   Thursday March 1, 16:30h description    Uno de los discos nacionales más esperadosde 2012 es el debut de Luis Brea, agudo observador de la noche madrileña y autor de irónicas canciones pop sobre la vida moderna Más in... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-indie-luis-brea-con-heineken-musicselector-en-madrid-en-sol

Conferencia sobre la Orquesta Sinfónica en El Corte Inglés Serrano

Futuro 10.0 place   Garaje Lumière, Calle de Ciudad Real, 12, 28045 , España, Madrid start   Thursday February 2, 20:00h end   Thursday March 1, 21:15h frequency   Thursday description    La actriz Cristina Serrato ejerce como maestro de ceremonias a través de 28-02-76 P, una robot venida del siglo XXII que nos mostrará flashes de un futuro no muy lejano por medi... event url   http://kedin.es/pe/teatro-obras-de-teatro-futuro-100-en-atocha

Concierto de Bebe en la sala Joy Eslava place   Sala Joy Eslava, Calle del Arenal 8, Madrid start   Thursday March 1, 20:00h description   Regresa la artista extremeña Bebe al centro de los focos mediáticos con la próxima publicación para el año que viene de su nuevo álbum titulado 'Un pokito de rocanrol'. Ya an event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-pop-rock-concierto-de-bebe-en-la-salajoy-eslava-en-sol

Friday March 2 Michel Teló y su 'Ai se eu te pego' en el Palacio de Vistalegre de Madrid

place   El Corte Inglés Serrano - Ayala, Madrid, Madrid start   Thursday March 1, 18:00h description   Ramón Torrelledó dará la conferencia 'La Orquesta Sinfónica en manos de compositores' el jueves 1 de marzo a las 19.00 h

place   Palacio de Vistalegre, Calle de Utebo, 1, 28025 , Madrid start   Friday March 2, 18:30h description   Ya está aquí en España el responsable del fenómeno mundial 'Ai se eu te pego', la canción de moda, el baile de moda, el músico de moda, el brasileño Michel Teló. Llega a

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/arte-y-cultura-jornadas-y-ciclos-conferencia-sobre-

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-latino-michel-telo-y-su-ai-se-eu-te-

la-orquesta-sinfonica-en-el-corte-ingles-serrano-en-madrid

pego-en-el-palacio-de-vistalegre-de-madrid-en-carabanchel

Concierto de God is an astronaut en la Sala Heineken de Madrid

distance   4.5 km. approximate from city center

place   Sala Heineken, Princesa, 1, 28008 , Madrid start   Thursday March 1, 19:00h description   Considerados por muchos como 'el directo más intenso' de la música actual, recalan en nuestro país la atronadora banda God is an astronaut. Es

El grupo Hamlet lleva su nuevo trabajo a la Sala Joy Eslava de Madrid

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-rock-concierto-de-god-is-an-astronaut-

place   Sala Joy Eslava, Calle del Arenal 8, Madrid start   Friday March 2, 20:00h description   Hamlet vive su particular cuenta atrás para la salida de su nuevo trabajo, 'Amnesia', que estará en el mercado el 26 de septiembre.  P

en-la-sala-heineken-de-madrid-en-plaza-de-espana

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-heavy-el-grupo-hamlet-lleva-su-nuevotrabajo-a-la-sala-joy-eslava-de-madrid-en-sol

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Events

Events  · Saturday March 3 

ECCO

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-indie-mad-madrid-5-x-25-bla-teacher-

place   La Boca del Lobo, Calle de Echegaray, 11 28014 , Madrid start   Friday March 2, 20:30h description   Ecco es una banda surgida en el año 2004 de un grupo de amigos con ganas de tocar y hacerse un hueco en el mundo de la música. I

teacher-capitan-sunrise-band-a-part-ultranol-luis-elefant-dj-en-malasana

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-heavy-ecco-en-barrio-de-las-letras--2

Actuación en directo de Zahara en la Sala Galileo Galilei de Madrid place   Sala Galileo Galilei, Calle de Galileo, 100, 28015 , Madrid start   Friday March 2, 21:00h description   Zahara regresa y lo hace para presentar su nuevo trabajo discográfico 'La Pareja Tóxica', un disco que no solo supone la aventura que de por sí es la salida al mercado de un nue...

El Arrebato en concierto en el Palacio de Vistalegre de Madrid place   Palacio de Vistalegre, Calle de Utebo, 1, 28025 , Madrid start   Saturday March 3, 20:30h description   Javier Labandón o lo que es lo mismo, El Arrebato ha decidido volver a la carretera después de un paréntesis, con una gira invernal que comienza el 20 de enero en Zaragoza y que... event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-pop-rock-el-arrebato-en-concierto-enel-palacio-de-vistalegre-de-madrid-en-carabanchel distance   4.5 km. approximate from city center

BELÉN ESTRADA

distance   2.6 km. approximate from city center

place   La Boca del Lobo, Calle de Echegaray, 11 28014 , Madrid start   Saturday March 3, 20:30h description    POP fresco. Belén Estrada presenta su nuevo disco www.belenestrada.es

Dixie Town: fogonazo de hard blues

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-pop-rock-belen-estrada-en-barrio-de-

place   Sala Wurlitzer Ballroom, Calle de las Tres Cruces, 12, 28013 ☎, Madrid start   Friday March 2, 21:30h description   "Fat & Superb" es el trabajo más personal de esta banda viguesa; 13 temas propios impregnados de un crudeza y una forteleza inusuales en el actual panorama musical estatal.

las-letras

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-indie-actuacion-en-directo-de-zaharaen-la-sala-galileo-galilei-de-madrid-en-chamberi

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-rock-dixie-town-fogonazo-de-hardblues-en-sol

Saturday March 3 Simple Plan presentan 'Get Your Heart On!' en Madrid place   Palacio de Vistalegre, Calle de Utebo, 1, 28025 , Madrid start   Saturday March 3, 19:00h description   La banda canadiende de power-pop Simple Plan estará el 3 de marzo en el Palacio de Vistalegre de Madrid para presentar su nuevo trabajo titulado 'Get your heart on!' en cuyo pri...

Sunday March 4 Example presenta 'Playin In The Shadows' en la Moby Dick de Madrid place   Moby Dick Club, Av del Brasil, 5 28020 , Madrid start   Sunday March 4, 20:00h description    El prometedor rapero Elliot John Gleave, más conocido como Example vuelva a golpear la actualidad musical con un nuevo trabajo titulado 'Playin In The Shadows' y que estará pres... event url    http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-electronica-example-presenta-playinin-the-shadows-en-la-moby-dick-de-madrid-en-azca distance   4.3 km. approximate from city center

event url   http://kedin.es/pe/conciertos-punk-simple-plan-presentan-get-yourheart-on-en-madrid-en-carabanchel distance   4.5 km. approximate from city center

MAD MADRID 5 x 25: BLA + TEACHER TEACHER + CAPITÁN SUNRISE + BAND À PART + ULTRANOL + LUIS ...... place   Sala Siroco, Calle de San Dimas, 3, 28015 , Madrid start   Saturday March 3, 20:30h description   Sábado, 03 marzo 2012 Elefant Club - Fiesta 006: "Elefant Club - Fiesta 006: Sputnik, Mi Amor" [Mad Madrid 5x25’]: Bla + Teacher Teacher + Capitán Sunrise + Band À Part + Ultr...

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Restaurants

Restaurants  · Top Best Restaurants 

Da'Cuchuffo Madrid

Restaurants

Restaurants

Top Best Restaurants Lua

place   C/Zurbano, 85, 28010 Madrid, Spain

Casanis Madrid

Cuisine   French Price   $36 - $58 place   Ventura de la Vega 9, 28014 Madrid, Spain

El Club Allard

Cuisine   Fusion place   calle Ferraz 2, Madrid, Spain

Panela & Co

place   Lopez de Hoyos, 10, 28006 Madrid, Spain

Da'Cuchuffo Madrid

Cuisine   Italian, Fusion Price   $28 place   Juan Alvarez Mendizabal 34, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Diverxo

Price   $24 - $101 place   Pensamiento 28, 28010 Madrid, Spain

Malacatin

place   Calle Ruda, 5, 28005 Madrid, Spain

Price   $28 place   Juan Alvarez Mendizabal 34, 28008 Madrid, Spain

En Guay Si Pizza

place   Rodriguez San Pedro 34, 28015 Madrid, Spain

Vesuvio

place   Calle Hortaleza 4, Madrid, Spain

Camoati

Price   $42 place   Calle de Alfonso VI, 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain

La Vita e Bella

Price   $6 - $9 place   Plaza de San Ildefonso, 5, Madrid, Spain

Trattoria Malatesta

Price   $17 - $28 place   Calle de los Coloreros 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain

L'Ulivo d'Oro

place   C/ Segovia, 8, 28005 Madrid, Spain

Di Bocca

Price   $23 - $48 place   calle de gran via 59, Madrid, Spain

Il Pizzaiolo

Price   $15 - $27 place   Hortaleza, 84, 28004 Madrid, Spain

La Mallorquina

Cuisine   Bakery place   Puerta del Sol 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Mama Gus

Cuisine   Spanish Price   $19 - $32 place   Blasco de Garay 96, 28003 Madrid, Spain

Phuket Thai

Venta El Buscon

Miyama

Cuisine   Thai place   c/ Atocha, 115, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Pinchos Udaberri

Cuisine   Japanese place   Flor Baja 5, Madrid, Spain

Lo Scolapasta

Cuisine   Asian fusion, Contemporary Price   $79 place   Calle Aduana 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Lieu Restaurante

Cuisine   Asian, Barbecue, International, Japanese Price   $59 place   Virgen de los Peligros 10, 28013 Madrid, Spain

place   Calle Victoria, 5-7, 28012 Madrid, Spain Cuisine   Basque, Spanish Price   $8 - $42 place   Calle Bolivia, 30, Madrid, Spain Cuisine   Italian Price   $29 - $33 place   C/ de la Amnistia, 6, 28013 Madrid, Spain Cuisine   French, International, Spanish

Minotauro Kalypso Cuisine   European

Miyama

Cuisine   Japanese place   Flor Baja 5, Madrid, Spain

Top Italian Lo Scolapasta

Price   $29 - $35 place   C/ de la Amnistia, 6, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Top Asian

Cubik

Spott

Pui's Thai Tapas

Cuisine   Asian, Tapas, Thai Price   $14 - $33 place   Calle de Jose Antonio de Armona 7, 28012 Madrid, Spain

Oam Thong

Cuisine   Thai Price   $58 place   Corazon de Maria, 7, 28002 Madrid, Spain

Kabuki

Cuisine   Japanese, Sushi place    Avenida Presidente Carmona, 2, 28020 Madrid, Spain

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Restaurants

Restaurants  · Top Vegetarian 

Hanakura

Cuisine   Japanese Price   $19 - $59 place   C/ Murillo 4, 28010 Madrid, Spain

Yataki Sushi Bar

Cuisine   Asian Price   $21 - $51 place   Calle De Antonio Perez, 26 (semiesq. Velazquez, 150), Madrid, Spain

Toma

Cuisine   Asian fusion, Bar, Contemporary, Eclectic, Fusion, International Price   $25 - $33 place   C/ Conde Duque 14, 28015 Madrid, Spain

Top Vegetarian Al Natural

Price   $24 place   Calle Zorrilla, 11, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Viva la Vida

place   Costanilla de San Andres 16 | Plaza de la Paja, 91 366 33 Madrid, Spain

La Biotika

place   Amor de Dios 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Restaurante Vegetariano Yerbabuena place   C/ Bordadores 3, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Siam

Price   $27 - $31 place   Calle San Bernardino, 6, 28015 Madrid, Spain

Vegaviana

Price   $23 - $30 place   Calle Pelayo, 35, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Viva la Vida

place   Huertas 57, Madrid, Spain

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Sunrise/Sunset Sun will rise at 07:54:02 and will set at 19:02:07 in local time.

Currency The currency from Spain is the Euro (EUR). 1 EUR costs: Euro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00 EUR United States Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.34 USD Yen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107.99 JPY Pound Sterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.85 GBP Czech Koruna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.03 CZK Danish Krone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.44 DKK Forint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288.71 HUF

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Useful info  · Useful phrases 

Litas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.45 LTL New Zloty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.17 PLN Swedish Krona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.82 SEK Swiss Franc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.20 CHF Norwegian Krone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.48 NOK Croatian Kuna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.58 HRK Australian Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25 AUD Canadian Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.34 CAD Yuan Renminbi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.45 CNY Hong Kong Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.40 HKD Rupiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,270.39 IDR Republic of Korean Won . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,510.31 KRW Ringgit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.04 MYR New Zealand Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.60 NZD Philippines Peso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.43 PHP Singapore Dollar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.68 SGD Baht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.73 THB Rand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.18 ZAR

Useful phrases English

Spanish

Welcome Hello Hello(on phone) Good morning Good afternoon Good evening Good night, Night night, Nighty Night, Good night, sleep tight, hope the bedbugs don't bite! Goodbye How are you? Reply Long time no see What's your name? My name is ... Where are you from? I come from ... Pleased to meet you Good luck Cheers! Bottoms up! Down the hatch! Mud in your eye! Bon appetit! Enjoy your meal! (frm) Enjoy! Tuck in! Get stuck in! Eat already! (inf/slang) Happy eating! Get your laughing gear round this! (inf/slang) Bon voyage / have a good journey Excuse me Sorry How much is this? / How much does this cost? Please Thank you Thank you very much Thank you kindly Thanks a lot Many thanks Thanks Cheers Ta (used mainly in northen England) You're welcome Don't mention it My pleasure No problem No probs Not a problem No worries No big deal

Bienvenido (sg) Bienvenidos (pl) ¡Hola! ¡Diga! ¡Dígame! ¿Sí? ¿Bueno? ¡Hola! ¿Aló? Buenos días Buenas tardes Buenas tardes / Buenas noches Buenas noches Adiós, Hasta luego, Hasta la vista, Hasta mañana ¿Cómo está usted? (frm) ¿Cómo estás? (inf ) Bien gracias, ¿y usted? (frm) Bien gracias, ¿y tú? (inf ) ¡Cuánto tiempo! ¡Tanto tiempo sin verte! ¿Cómo te llamas? (inf ) ¿Cómo se llama Usted? (frm) Me llamo ... Mi nombre es ... ¿De dónde eres? (inf ) ¿De dónde es usted? (frm) Soy de ... Mucho gusto Encantado ¡Buena suerte! ¡Salud! ¡Buen provecho! ¡Buen apetito! ¡Que aproveche!

¡Buen viaje! ¡Perdón! ¡Perdone! ¡Discúlpe! ¡Perdón! ¡Perdone! ¡Lo siento! ¿Cuánto cuesta? ¿Cuánto cuesta esto? Por favor Gracias Muchas gracias

De nada No hay de qué

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Useful info

Useful info  · Emergency numbers 

English

Spanish

Where's the toilet / lavatory / bathroom / restroom / powder room / gents/ladies? Where's the loo / bog / dunny / little boys'/ girls' room? (inf/slang) Have a nice day Get well soon Would you like to dance with me? I love you I don't understand Please say that again Please speak more slowly Can you please write it down? How do you say ... in english? Do you speak english? Yes, a little Leave me alone! Help!

¿Dónde están los aseos ¿Dónde están los sanitarios? ¿Dónde está el baño? ¿Dónde está el cuarto de baño? ¡Que pase un buen día! Que te mejores Que te mejores pronto ¡Recupérate pronto! Pronta recuperación ¿Querría bailar conmigo? (frm) ¿Querrías bailar conmigo? (inf ) ¿Quisiera bailar conmigo? (frm) ¿Quisieras bailar conmigo? (inf ) Te amo / Te quiero No entiendo No comprendo ¿Me lo puede repetir, por favor? ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor? Por favor hable más despacio ¿Puede escribirlo, por favor? ¿Cómo se dice ... en español? ¿Habla usted español? (frm) ¿Hablas español? (inf ) Sí, hablo un poquito de español Sí, un poco ¡Déjeme en paz! ¡Ayúdame! ¡Socorro! ¡Auxilio!

Emergency numbers Police: 112 Medical: 112 Fire: 112 Notes: National – 091; Local Police – 092; Ambulance – 061; Fire – 080,085; Civil Guard – 062; Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police) 088.

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Maps

Maps  · Underground 

Maps

Maps

Underground

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Maps

Maps  · City center west 

City center west

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Maps

Maps  · City center east 

City center east

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References

References  ·  

Reasonable care has been taken in creating this personalized travel guide by combining information from the sources identified under the section 'references'. However, the information is provided 'as is' and there is no warranty about the information in the guide being accurate, complete or up to date. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, all liability arising from the use of this guide will be denied. Verifying critical information (like visas, health and safety) before you travel is recommended. References

References

Madrid data is from Wikitravel,  urls: –  http://www.wikitravel.com City info data is from Wikipedia,  urls: –  http://www.wikipedia.com Events data is from Eventful,  urls: –  www.eventful.com Weather data is from Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation yr.no,  urls: –  http://www.yr.no/place/Spania/Madrid/Madrid~3117735/ Sunset data is from Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation yr.no,  urls: –  http://www.yr.no/place/Spania/Madrid/Madrid~3117735/ Currency data is from Xavier Finance Api,  urls: –  http://finance.xaviermedia.com/ Maps data is from Yahoo Local Maps, OpenStreetMap, Qype,  urls: –  http://maps.yahoo.com –  http://www.openstreetmap.org –  http://www.qype.com Cover data is from Flickr,  urls: –  http://flickr.com

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