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Colors of Madrid - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

MADRID For local residents social and financial positions play a vital role. Residents of Madrid are very willful. They are distinguished by pride and attention to appearance. Image and reputation – these are the main aspects of the life of local people. However, people here are very negative to any display of self-confidence. It’s not common to flaunt wealth and social superiority among the locals. The townspeople usually greet each other with a firm handshake, and close friends or relatives may accompany the greeting with a hug. It should be noted that using only names to call each other is the prerogative of close friends only. Colleagues and friends call each other by the family name or by title.
Palacio de Cibeles, Almudena Cathedral, Museum of Natural Sciences, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Puerta de Alcala, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Madrid … Open
Locals have much respect for travelers who try to speak Spanish. Even if it is not very good, such tourist will certainly attract attention and get the necessary help. Emotional expression of there is normal for the citizens of Madrid. Together with friends even men can exchange kisses on a cheek and greet one another with a hug. The Spanish people are friendly to visitors. They love their city and are proud of the fact that it attracts so many travelers.
Christmas holidays are the time for a special celebration for citizens. All celebrations here are always held with a grand scale and attract many tourists. All main activities are organized on Plaza Mayor, where takes place the Christmas fair. During several days the streets of the city are decorated with beautiful illuminations, and the squares of the city become the location of interesting presentations and children's holidays. The celebration ends with the traditional procession of the Magi. A company of people in beautiful vintage costumes runs through the streets of the city and tells people the good news. The people, in their turn, thank ‘the Magi’ with generous gifts. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Tunel De Guadarrama

From the series “The greatest tunnels in the world”
Spain's longest tunnel Guadarrama was opened for traffic in 2007. The railway tunnel connects Madrid and Valladolid, its length is about 28400 metres. Guadarrama is a twin-tube rail tunnel which is a large transport complex. Since its opening the tunnel is used by the AVE high-speed trains which run in both directions simultaneously. … Read further

Alcazar de Segovia

From the series “Amazing ancient fortresses рreserved to this day”
In Spain, many followers of the walks pass through the historical sites of Segovia. In this picturesque town is the Alcazar Castle. The castle, built in the 9th century, is more than a thousand years old and today is one of the most important sights of the country. The impressively large castle with the high towers was built on the high rock and has changed over the course of more than a thousand years the status several times. … Read further
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Madrid. Learn the best periods to visit Madrid to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Madrid.
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