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Madrid, the capital city of Spain is located on the river Manzanares. This city is main centre of cultural and political activity in the Spain and also holding the position of major European economic centre. The city is home of world’s 100 largest companies headquarters. The city provides the perfect mix glimpse of modern infrastructure along with traditional Spanish infrastructure.

Few grand landmarks of Madrid Spain are the huge royal palace of Madrid, the teatro real (royal theatre), the buen retiro park, national library, prado museum and so on. The city has temperate Mediterranean climate zone and full of green spaces and parkland. Parque del Retiro is the largest park in central Madrid. Faunia is a pioneer ecological theme park, a natural history museum and zoo. It is the prime fun and educational centre for the children. Madrid is globally noted for its electrically lively nightlife and night clubs. Although, drinking in the street is a punishable offence. Bull fighting is the most amusing event which is held here everyday during the festivities of San Isidro. Las Ventas in Madrid is the world centre of bullfighting and has a seating capacity of almost 25000. Real Madrid has been recognized as the world’s most successful football club in 20th century by the FIFA. Along with Barcelona, Glasgow, Lisbon and Istanbul, Madrid is one of five cities in Europe to contain two UEFA 5-star stadia. Basketball and formulae one Spanish Grand Prix are also very popular sports events in the city.

Madrid has good educational system. It is home of large number of public and private universities. The most prestigious and largest university of Spain is the Complutense University of Madrid. The real origin time of this university was year 1293 during King Sancho IV reign who built Schools of Alcalá, which would give rise to Cisnero's Complutense University. Autonoma is the second best university after Complutense. It has a special recognition for its research strength in theoretical physics.

One can enter into the city through air via Barajas International Airport. Airport is nicely connected with train, taxi, metro and bus services. Madrid has a wide variety of restaurants serving both Spanish and all international cuisines. The better option for quality and low price food is the La Latina neighborhood just south of Plaza Mayor especially along the Cava Baja street. Some common local words for bars are 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.

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