General tourist information
The city of Madrid
The capital of Spain, located in the heart of the peninsula and right in the center of the Castillian plain 646 meters above sea level, has a population of over three million. A cosmopolitan city, a business center, headquarteers for the Public Administration, Government, Spanish Parliament and the home of the Spanish Royal Family, Madrid also plays a major role in both the banking and industrial sectors. Most industry is located on the southern fringe of the city, where important textile, food and metal working factories are clustered. Madrid is characterized by intense cultural and artistic activity and a very lively nightlife.
Museums in Madrid: El Prado, Thyssen, ...
The region of Madrid
During your stay in Madrid, you may be interested in visiting AlcalÃ¡ de Henares (Cervantesâ€™ hometown), the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo del Escorial or the Royal Palace of Aranjuez.
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