Madrid is a south-western European city and the capital and largest municipality of Spain.
The population of the city is almost 3.2 million and that of the Madrid metropolitan area, around 7 million.
It is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third-largest in the European Union after Paris and London. The city spans a total of 604.3 km2.
The city is located on the Manzanares River in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha.
As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain.
The current mayor is Manuela Carmena from Ahora Madrid.
On the streets I have sow many different styles, but all of them with something in common, the Spanish men, in general, search for the a well and fashionable style, as well another factor that I really like, they know how to use strong colors.
The climate was warm enough for these days, even though we are already at the gates of winter. I was in a fabulous hotel very close to the Gran Via, where you can find a several trend stores and always crowded by both Spaniards and tourists.
For beyond the clichés places Madrid is truly a city of fashion and Movida (animation , entertainment and nightlife youth within a city), a way of life when day and night are replaced without vanishing.
But the Madrid Movida (Movida Madrileña) has only a value of pure fun: the Madrid people like to do later, being on the street drinking and eating between friends.
They come out from their office and go out somewhere to have fun.
Isn’t only the gay neighborhood, is a place of freedom and against fake culture where you can find several very trend clothing stores.
One of the most important museums in the world, collecting European art history of the last five centuries, where you can find, for exemplo, works from Caravaggio to Velasquez.
Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid:
The Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid bringing together works of art from the twentieth century to the present day.
Royal Palace of Madrid:
The only illusion is that the palace was not open to visitors. But it is well worth going to see for its magnificent architecture.
El parque del retreat:
Very nice for long walks as well as being the lungs of the city.
The thing that fascinated me is that Sunday several percussionists from around the world are playing very dancing, and diferent rhythms.
Food in Madrid:
One thing I’m sure, You’ll never dies hungry in Madrid, the local dishes include tapas, paellas and an endless supply of typical dishes, you can be sure that you’ll get some Weight in Madri.