Architecture Neo-Gothic Almudena Cathedral Canalejas Square Madrid
Madrid is located at almost the exact geographical centre of the Iberian Peninsula. Built on a seriesof small mounts, betweenwhich Madrid’s inadequateriver Manzanares flows.
The average annual temperature in the shade is 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit). During cold seasons the temperature falls below freezing point. During summer seasons the temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Madrid’s climate is one of the healthiest because it is positioned near the mountains.
More than 90% of Madrid’s population is Catholic During religious occasion, you can either enjoy it with alcohol or churros and barquillos sold all day long During Semana Santa or The Holy Week, Madrid commemorates the death of Jesus During All Saints Day, Madrilenos remember their departed; they bring flowers to their graves.
Madrid’s official currency is the Euro $1 dollar = 0.69 Euro
Madrid foods tend to be heavy, hearty and, well contain ingredients to which foreigners are not accustomed Rabo de toro: Stuffed cow or bull’s tail Patatas Bravas: fried potatoes covered in a spicy tomato sauce
Bull Running: Many daring souls travel to Spain to join the running bulls. Bulls are let out in the street and people run in front of them until they can’t handle it, and they find a fence to jump over. The bulls stop at then end of the street and are but in pens, where they are later killed in bull fighting.
Cibeles Square in Madrid is also one of the tourist attractions The Football Club Real de Madrid adopted this fountain, and they use the area to celebrate its triumphs in competitions
Madrid was founded by the emir Muhammad Madrid passed form Muslim to Christian hands several times The 19th Century brought bloody historical events such as the rising of the city against French occupation, and the Spanish war of Independence The first governor of the city was Enrique Tierno Galvan The population is about 3 million in the metropolitan and about 6 million in the province of Madrid