MADRID

Madrid has stepped out of the shadow of Barcelona as the true Spanish capital for stylish señors and señoritas. A proud, lavish and rather grand city at the heart of the country, the formerly small Castilian town was chosen to be the capital by Felipe II in 1561.

The Madrid metropolitan area population is calculated to be around 6.5 million and its metropolitan area is the third-largest in the European Union after London and Paris.
While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. See: Historic Centre.

 

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Madrid is the true city that never sleeps. The energy in this nocturnal town, where even grandmothers jostle for taxis at 4 a.m., is infectious.