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Madrid: A City to Discover!

La Gran Vía, the most famous avenue in Madrid.

La Gran Vía, the most famous avenue in Madrid. Photo source: Contenido Patrocinado

Spain is among the most popular destinations in Europe chosen by travelers from different parts of the world with Madrid being among the country’s most visited cities.

A beautiful city, Madrid has picturesque streets, avenues, impressive architecture, a captivating history, while its people are amiable – so it is guaranteed that you will enjoy your stay there to the fullest.

But there is one thing you should keep in mind: if you travel to Spain, it will be very favorable for you to learn Spanish in Madrid. Thus, you will be able to express yourself, understand the locals and enjoy your stay in Spain even more!

Getting to know Madrid

Parque de El Retiro, a beautiful and natural park.

Parque de El Retiro, a beautiful and natural park. Photo source: Contenido Patrocinado

First of all, you should know that Madrid is a city with more than 3.3 million inhabitants. This is a significant number, considering that it is the capital city of Spain.

The headquarters of the government of Spain and its ministries are located in this city. The General Courts of Congress and the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the Constitutional Court are also there. The King and Queen of Spain and the President of the country reside in Madrid.

In addition, you will meet and discover a tremendous cultural variety in Madrid. The city is known for its many museums and art exhibitions. All these sites are linked to international artists who are excellent references for those who are passionate about this field.

Madrid also has reference clubs that are exponents of sport at an international level. Real Madrid is considered the best soccer team in history and also stands out in other sports such as basketball, being the European champion. In addition, Atlético Madrid, located in the Manzanales neighborhood, also stands out and has grown significantly in recent years.

Taking all of the above in consideration, you know that you have a truly remarkable city ahead, just waiting to be explored.

Language

El Oso y el Madroño, one of the most iconic places in Madrid.

El Oso y el Madroño, one of the most iconic places in Madrid. Photo source: Contenido Patrocinado

If you are considering a trip to Madrid, you should know that knowing the language will be a fundamental factor during your stay there.

Today you can take courses in Madrid to study the Spanish language and learn it in the best possible way.

The Spanish language school Madrid has courses for you to study the language and thus learn how to communicate and relate to the locals.

It is a complex language with many synonyms, so you must be attentive and pay attention during the classes.

There are also express courses, which are fast and have a short duration. However, you will not learn the language to perfection.

The best option will be for you to attend classes with a specialized teacher who will explain and teach you the language.

This way, you can speak comfortably to others on the street; interpret what locals are saying to you during a tourist tour; be able to order your food in a restaurant; and talk to people in cafes and bars.

Knowing Spanish will be essential for you to enjoy your stay in Madrid to the fullest.

What to do in Madrid?

The Puerta de Alcalá - a Neo-classical gate in the Plaza de la Independencia.

The Puerta de Alcalá – a Neo-classical gate in the Plaza de la Independencia. Photo source: Contenido Patrocinado

There are many outstanding sites in Madrid, which are highly visited by tourists from different parts of the world.

For example: the Fuente de Cibeles and the Plaza de Cibeles are some of the busiest places. The same with the Puerta del Sol or the Retiro Park.

The Plaza Mayor is another one of the most representative sites this beautiful city has.

The Royal Palace, where the Kings of Spain lived for two centuries, is among the most visited places by travelers.

In addition, those who love shopping will be happy to know that Gran Vía Avenue is one of the most frequented commercial sites.

Big variety of stores in La Gran Vía.

Big variety of stores in La Gran Vía. Photo source: Contenido Patrocinado

If you like art and history, the Prado Museum, without a doubt, is one of the best options. You can also visit the Reina Sofía museum, where you will appreciate works by Dalí, Picasso, and Miró, for example.

Parque El Capricho is a place that has a distinctive touch, located in the Alameda de Osuna area. This place was founded in 1784 by the Dukes of Osuna.

Another popular site is the “ghost metro station” – known as the Chamberí – that first operated in 1919. The station stopped working in 1966 but its original elements have been preserved. In recent years, a museum opened that takes visitors on a “journey” back in time.

Beyond all these sites, which are famous and recognized worldwide, you should know that there are more places to visit.

The gardens of the Prince of Anglona, ​​which were created in 1750, is also a “must” site to visit. The space has more than 800 meters of expansion and retains its classic layout.

Also, if you are looking for a place to eat in Madrid, we recommend the Sobrino de Botín Restaurant – one of the oldest eateries in the world. This famous restaurant was founded in 1725 and its owner was Cándido Remis. It is located in the city center on Calle de los Cuchilleros.

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