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Things to do in Madrid and surroundings
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Cultural Tourism in Madrid
It is often said that “from Madrid to Heaven” and those who are passionate about culture in all its expressions, you can say that Madrid is heaven itself.
Madrid’s cultural offer is huge, its art galleries are a reference worldwide, its archaeological museum (MAN), one of the most important in the world and its monuments, neighborhoods and streets retain the grandeur of what was once the capital of the Spanish Empire.
Places to visit in Madrid
Madrid is a fascinating city, its immense cultural heritage is joined by new constructions that make up a spectacular landscape of past, present and future.
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Museums to visit in Madrid
The offer of museums in Madrid is impressive, here we leave you a list of the main museums you can visit in Madrid.
Map of places to see in Madrid
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Things to do in Madrid: Cultural events
Cultural activity in Madrid is immense, therefore here we leave the calendar of cultural events that you can use while you doing your visit
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Gastronomy of Madrid
|Starters||Madrid stew, chickpea stew, garlic soup, chickpeas stewed in Madrid, melon with ham and braised lentils.|
|Meats||Callos a la madrileña, braised bull’s tail, stewed Madrid beef, chicken in pepitoria, pickled chicken, pickled partridge kidneys to sherry and round veal.|
|Fish||Madrilenian sea bream , bonito with tomatoes, pavia soldiers, Madrid cod, lemon sea bream, Madrilenian sole, mussels in the pan and battered squids.|
|Desserts||Madrid-style French toast, fried milk, bartolillos, fritters with vanilla custard tart nuts, sweet potato pie and pineapple with strawberry.|
|Wines and drinks||Wines with denomination of origin of Madrid of the zones of Arganda, Navalcarnero and San Martín de Valdeiglesias.|
|Other products||Typical Madrid crafts as well as typical candies from Madrid.|
History of Madrid
|865||Muhammed I, son of Abderramán II, constructs a fortress and fortifies the village Mayrit, that happens to be a walled town. In the same place where today is the Royal Palace of the Bourbons.|
|1083||Rey Alfonso VI of Castile conquered Madrid in the campaign of Toledo.|
|1202||The Charter of Madrid is drawn up : set of municipal ordinances and and provisions of criminal law and procedural|
|1346||Alfonso XI grants a certificate that is considered as the beginning of his Town Hall.|
|1433||Madrid is recognized as a city with direct representation in Cortes.|
|1465||Enrique IV of Castile gives to Madrid the title of “Very Noble and Very Loyal” by the fidelity towards his person.|
|1521||Madrid surrenders to the troops of Carlos I during the war of the communities.|
|1561||Philip II installed the Court in a stable manner in Madrid. Thus becoming the capital of a vast empire.|
|1616||Miguel de Cervantes is deceased in his house of Madrid.|
|1700||During the war of succession, Madrid lent its support from the beginning to Felipe de Anjou as Felipe V.|
|1808||On May 2 the people of Madrid rise against the French army that has invaded Spain.|
|1814||King Fernando VII grants Madrid the title of “Very Heroic” for its behavior in the Dos de Mayo.|
|1851||Work begins on the Isabel II Canal and of the infrastructure for brought of waters to Madrid from the Lozoya River.|
|1931||Proclamation of the Second Republic in the Puerta del Sol, and inauguration of the Barajas Airport.|
|1939||Madrid fell to Franco’s troops during the Spanish Civil War, being one of the last foci of republican resistance that remained.|
Additional information about Madrid
|Population||3 265 038 habitants INE 2011.|
|Extension||605,77 km². Madrid is located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, a few kilometers north of the Cerro de los Ángeles, the geographical center of the peninsula. It has an average height above sea level of 667 m, is located a few kilometers from the Sierra de Guadarrama.|
|Economy||Services, commerce and industry.|
|Clime||Madrid has a continental Mediterranean climate. The average temperature is 14.5 ° C, the winters are cold with frequent frosts and snowfall and the summers are hot.|
|Pharmacies||Pharmacies on guard today in Madrid|
Travel to Madrid
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