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Madrid is located right in the centre of the country, meaning it’s easy to get to cities all around the country with its huge network of high speed trains, the largest in the world after China.
Spain is the third most visited country in the world.
This year is the 400th anniversary of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor
The Reina Sofia modern art museum contains one of the world’s most famous paintings, Guernica by Pablo Picasso. However, the building has also been voted one of the world’s ugliest buildings.
World Pride takes place in Madrid in June/July this year… expected to draw in 3 million participants! Rainbows at the ready…
The city has the most green space per inhabitant in the whole of Europe!
It has the second largest number of aligned trees in the world, only exceeded by Tokyo.
Madrid is known as the second biggest shopping city in Europe, after London.
The name Madrid comes from the arabic “magerit” which means ‘place of many streams’.