Madrid is the capital of Spain. It is the biggest city and also the economic, cultural and transport center of the country. It was called ‘Puerta de Europa’ because of its important strategic location in history.
Madrid is a great arts centre of Europe suitable for walking and wandering. Centre on Puerta del Sol, the roads expand radially. From Puerta del Sol to Palacio Real, Paseo del Pradio, Plaza Mayor and Catedralde Sanlsidro, you can enjoy the arts and culture by walking the line.
Best season: May,June and September. Belonging to temperate continental arid climate, Madrid has hot summer and cold winter. Comfortable spring and fall are suitable for travelling.
Spanish sunset time is so late that the sun isn’t down at 22:00, especially during daylight saving time. Therefore, they usually enjoy leisurely lunch break from 14:00 to 17:00 and prepare for dinner after 20:00. Bar areas in the downtown of Spain are still crowded at 4:00 a.m..
Most companies have more than one month holiday. Many of them will close and go on holiday in August. They take full advantage of sunlight and avoid hot middy sun at the same time, which is an example of conforming to nature and enjoying life.
Referring to Spanish, our first impression of them is passionate and energetic. Well, it’s true. You don’t have to be shy because people in Madrid are sure to help you even if they can’t speak English! The official language of Madrid is Spanish so that the popularizing rate of English is relatively low. But don’t worry, you can communicate in English in scenic spots and nearby, and policemen in the downtown can also speak English.
As we all know, people here are crazy about sports, especially football. Everyone knows football very well and love it deeply from pupils to the old. You can easily make friends here if you are a football fan, and if you are a Spanish club fan, so much the better.