Travel guide to Madrid

Facts

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Local name
Madrid
Inhabitants
3.000.000 (1999)
Timezone
When it is 12 am in England it is 1 p.m. in Madrid

Best time to visit

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You can visit Madrid anytime of year but the city is especially lovely in the spring and fall. In the spring and fall the climate is perfect and the parks displays a wonderful variety of colours. Madrid is less pleasant to visit in the summer where July and August can be melting hot.

Culture and entertainment

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Madrid has several festivals all year round. The festivals display the Spanish folklore in all its forms and colours. All year round you can experience bullfighting in Madrid's fabulous arena. You can get more information at Plaza de Toros Monumental de Las Ventas. You can also see flamenco several places in Madrid. Apart from this Madrid offers a great variety of theatres and concerts. In February the city goes berserk in a gigantic carnival.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Madrid has countless hotels. Hotels of all prices can be found and they are usually of a high standard. You can also find very humble and cheap B&B with a reasonable standard. Book your hotel in Madrid here

Local transport

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Taxi

It is easy to get a taxi in Madrid. You can hire one on the street or at one of the many plazas (squares). It is cheap to drive in taxi and the taxi rate is decided by metre.

Special conditions

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Madrid has a wealth of cosy and charming plazas (squares) where you can chill out with a tapas and a glass of red wine.
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