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Spain Country: Spain
City: Madrid
Population: 3,228,359 (2005)
Time Zone: CET (GMT+1)
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
Area Code: +34 (ESP) & 91 (Madrid)

Travel Information

Recommended Hostel Recommended Sights
General Phrases
Cat's Hostel, Madrid
Cañizares nº6, 28012, Madrid, Spain
Museo Nacional del Prado
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Museo Thyssen−Bornemisza,
Palacio Real, Plaza de Oriente
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu,
Hello = Halo
Goodbye = Adiós
Please = Por favor
Thanks = Gracias

1 = Uno
2 = Dos
3 = Tres
4 = Cuatro
5 = Cinco

6 = Seis
7 = Siete
8 = Ocho
9 = Nueve
10 = Diex


Budget Tips
1) Save money when using the metro At €1 per single journey, Madrid's metro system isn't exactly expensive. But there are still savings to be made. A 10−journey ticket costs just €5.80 so buy one and you're almost getting 10 journeys for the price of 5!

2) Visit two of Madrid's top museums for free If you are visiting Madrid at the weekend and you plan on visiting both the Reina Sofia and Prado art galleries, good news − the Reina Sofia gallery is free on Saturdays after 2.30pm and all day Sunday while the Prado is free all day Sunday also. Result! (Most museums are fee to students under 25 so bring your student card and photo ID)

3) Visit Madrid's churches Most of Madrid's churches and cathedrals are free to visit. The best known is Catedral de Nuestra Senòora de la Almundena, the city’s cathedral. Others that are worth locating include the baroque Basílica de San Miguel, Iglesia de San Jerónimo with its stunning façade and Iglesia de San Ginés which, dating back to the 14th century, is one of the city’s oldest.

4) The Spanish capital is full of some immaculately kept parks and gardens, most of which are free to visit. They are the perfect place to retreat to when you want to break away from the city's hustle and bustle. One of the most popular is Campo del Moro a large garden with long, winding, tree−lined paths to stroll around. Two others which draw crowds are Parque del Buen Retiro and Real Jardín Botánico (adm. €2), both of which are beside Museo del Prado.

5) Plaza de la Cibeles/Gran Via/Plaza Mayor If you're looking for a way to spend an afternoon without spending any euro, take a few hours to visit these three landmarks. Start at Plaza de la Cibeles. You could take a roll of film here on its own. From there take a lesuirely stroll down Gran Via, the city's main artery, then finish off with some people watching in Plaza Mayor.


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Lake Lovely Beer Monument Sunbeams
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Crocodile Bears Shark Dolphins
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