General Information
City Districts
Churches, Cathedrals
Eat and Drink
Night Life
Weather and Climate
Additional Infos
Vicinity of Madrid

Madrid Index | General Information | City Districts | Churches, Cathedrals | Famous Places | Parks and Green Areas | Museums | Eat and Drink | Night Life | Shopping | Weather and Climate | Additional Information | Toledo | Segovia | Vicinity of Madrid


Madrid - City Trip to the Capital of Spain


Most of the visitors of Spain only know Spain's typical bathing paradises as the Costa Brava of bathing islands as Mallorca or Gran Canaria. But is Spin, it is also possible to do some excellent cultural and/or city trips. Both metropolis Barcelona and Madrid offer so many well worth seeing places that one a short trip of three days is in hardly enough to see all those interesting places, buildings and sightseeings.

On the following pages, Stefanie Kotulla describes the pulsating metropolis Madrid. Stefanie lived for more than 6 months in the capital of Spain and provides her experiences with some numerous tips on the following pages. Have good fun in Madrid!


General Information about Madrid

  • The Significance of Madrid in Spain
  • Excursus: Living and Working in Madrid
  • Historical Overview
  • The Language
  • The Religion - A Strong Influence
  • The Madrileneans: An Interesting Mentality

City Quarters of Madrid

  • La Puerta del Sol - The Centre of Madrid and Spain
  • The Surrounding of the Royal Palace - Following the traces of the Habsburgs and Bourbons
  • La Latina - que chulo!
  • Huertas - Former District of the Poets and Dramatists
  • Cinema, Theatre, Shopping Mile: The Gran Vía
  • Chueca - Madrid Gay
  • Malasaņa - A Piece of the History of Madrid

Churches and Cathedrals of Madrid

  • Catedral Nuestra Seņora De La Almudena
  • Colegiata de San Isidro
  • Iglesia Sta. María
  • Iglesia San Gines
  • Iglesia Santiago
  • Iglesia San Nicolás
  • Iglesia San Miguel
  • Kirche Santa Cruz
  • Iglesia San Andrés
  • Iglesia San Pedro
  • Real Basílica de San Francisco El Grande

Famous Plazas of Madrid

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Plaza de la Villa
  • Plaza de Oriente
  • Plaza de Espaņa
  • Plaza de Colón
  • Plaza de Cibeles

Parks and Green Areas of Madrid

  • Parque del Buen Retiro
  • Parque de Oeste
  • Casa de Campo
  • Jardines de Sabatini
  • Jardín Botánico
  • Campo del Moro
  • Parque Juan Carlos I
  • Palacio de Cristal de Arganzuela

Museums in Madrid

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • El Prado
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
  • Museo de America
  • Palacio Real (Royal Palace)
  • Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
  • Descalzas Reales (Convent of the Royal Discalced)
  • Monasterio de la Encarnación
  • Other Museums in Madrid

Eating and Drinking, Specialities

  • Tapas y Raciones
  • From Bocadillo up to the famous Paella
  • Popular Refreshments

Nightlife in Madrid: A City that never Sleeps

  • What is so special on Going Out in Madrid?
  • Popular Districts for Going Out
  • A Walk Through Madrid in the Evening

Shopping in Madrid

  • Pedestrian Areas, Shopping Miles
  • Department Stores, Shops, Stores

Weather and Climate in Madrid

  • Day- and Night Temperatures
  • Rainfall Days
  • Tips for Clothing

Additional Information about Madrid

  • Traffic in Madrid
  • Public Means of Transportation
  • Tours through Madrid
  • Recommendtions for a 3-Days-Stay

Toledo - the "Melting Pot" of the Christians, Jews and Muslims

  • A Historical Overview
  • Sightseeings of Toledo
  • More Information about Toledo

Segovia -a delightful and historical Place

  • Sightseeings of Segovia
  • More Information about Segovia

Nature and Culture in the Environs of Madrid

  • El Escorial - Convent, Church and Castle in One
  • La Pedriza - A Place like no Other
  • More Excursions

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