The capital of Germany, pulsating city of Madrid is one of the eminent European cities that is famous for it is over a few attractions. The city nestled in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula is thronged by people not for its nerve-wrecking night life but also for the succulent cuisine, mind boggling architecture at museums, monuments & gardens & jubilant festivals.
Madrid is an old city. Its origins can be traced back to as 1085 when King Alfonso VI of Castle reigned here. The throne passed into the hands of Felipe II in 1561 & things were never the same after that. There were wars followed by inflation, the draining of city’s wealth & settling down of a horde of immigrants. The development came in 18th & 19th centuries when there was construction of numerous wonderful buildings with exotic & splendid art & architecture.
The City’s Charm
Once you land in the city of Madrid, there’s many worthwhile places to visit. And also many places to stay from hotels to renting apartments in Madrid. For the nature lovers, the Glorieta de Murillo botanical garden is a perfect location with around 30,000 varied species of plants. These exclusive species that are scattered in different regions of the world were compiled at one place by the botanist Gomez Ortega & Juan de Villanueva for King Charles III.
The three pinnacle towers of Casa de la Panaderia grounded in the Madrid’s grand main plaza called The Plaza Mayor, never miss the tourist attention. The Plaza is flooded with people during festival celebrations & as a marketplace. The statue of Felipe III adds a feather to the fascination of the place.
The music & theater both can be enjoyed in one of the oldest towns called ‘Moorish Quarter’ of Madrid. Your next step in Madrid can be towards the Parque del Buen Retiro Park. The parks is a home for three buildings that are most often used for art exhibitions & an artificial lake that gives you the pleasure of boating. The classical concerts of music & dance performances can be relished at the Auditoria Nacional de Musica & The Teatro Madrid, Teatro Lirico Nacional de la Zarzuela, Teatro Albeniz respectively.
Madrid City is known for its incredible nightlife that lifts your spirits & leaves you rocking. A number of the illustrious nightclubs on the street of Calle Huertas are The Kapital (a 7 floor club) & The Malasana. Which you could walk to from some of the Madrid apartments for rent. Besides this there is tremendous activity in The Paza de Chueca club, Alonso Martinez etc. The discobars & clubs are meant not for couples or stag but for families as well.
The Madrid festivals lure people across the globe. There Fiestas de San Isidro is one of the biggest festivals of the year. It commences from 15th of May & bedazzles the visitors with excellent dance performances, concerts, & other performances. The delectable food during the festival remains acts as a magnet. The festivals like Feria de la Comunidad in May, Feria de Otono in September & Feria turnia etc. have at display the treasured game of bull fighting.
Apart from the fun & adventure, Madrid specializes in serving all varieties of cuisine. A person from any corner of the world can gratify his hunger conveniently in Madrid. There is italian, italian, Swedish, Chinese, Italian.diversity of food available.
To add to the glory of Madrid is the spectacular Verbena de la Paloma festival from 6th to 15th of August. The festival mirrors the Madrid tradition & culture when people are decked up in their traditional attire & parade their customs. The ravishing decoration & the live performances by bands thrills you with almost all sorts of music heard round the globe. Last but not the least are the exotic new-year celebrations at Madrid & the renowned masked ball of Circulo de Bellas Artes that leave a remarkable impression on each & every visitor.
Madrid can be the home for anyone be it the luxury or the budget travelers. From restaurants to accommodation all are designed in such a fashion that they cater well to the needs of the high as well as the low. However, it is judicious & preferable if you get all the reservations done in advance for this one amongst the largest European cities is swarming with visitors all the year round.