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Traditions and mentality of 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 … Open

Travel guide to Madrid

However, the most famous painting of the Prado Museum was created not by Goya, but by Velasquez. This is "Las Meninas", a self-portrait with the members of the royal family. The royal couple is shown reflected in a mirror behind Velazquez. Picasso admired this painting so much that he even made several copies of it. Of course, this painting is not everything that the museum can offer to its visitors. The museum also … Open

Advices for travellers

1. The system of buses is very well-developed in the city, so travelers can easily get to any area of Madrid by public transport. If you plan to travel frequently, you can purchase a special pass from the driver. 2. In order to rent a car, you will need to have a credit card, a passport and an international driving license. By the way, the age of a renter must be at least 21 years. 3. Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Visiting restaurants of Madrid will be interesting not only to fans of Spanish cuisine, but also to those tourists, who prefer other directions in culinary. The city has numerous pretty old restaurants that have attracted gourmets and connoisseurs of vintage wines for more than one hundred years. Posada de la villa is quite an unusual restaurant, which halls are decorated with beautiful antique furniture. The … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Madrid is a paradise for lovers of nightlife and recreation. Here you will find attractive nightclubs, many bars, various shops and sports centers, and, of course, amusement parks for family recreation. Lavapies quarter is the most famous and prestigious location for nightlife. When night falls to the city, various night clubs and restaurants impatiently wait for their guests. Each of them offers an interesting … Open

Cultural excursion through Madrid - things to see

The capital of Spain has prepared a lot of pleasant surprises for fans of fascinating excursions. In the city you will find widest selection of historical and architectural sites. Don’t forget to pay attention to the beautiful Royal Palace (Palacio Real), the construction of which was completed in 1734. Until 1931 the palace was the main royal residence. Even nowadays the halls of the palace hold important … Open

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