Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, and the capital of the Madrid Autonomous Region. Its location is in the middle of the Spanish territory, and the Manzanares River runs through the urban area.
The name Madrid sounds like a foreign place name. I believe many friends do not know which country it is in when they see this place name on the travel website. the following editor will introduce it to you.
Madrid was built in the 9th century as a city that was developed on the site of the Moorish border trade station “Magrit”. Madrid is also a Spanish business center and a “headquarters economy” center. Located in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula Meseta Plateau, the southeastern foot of the Guadarama Mountains in the intermountain plateau basin, 670 meters above sea level. It is also the tourism and cultural center of Southern Europe, with rich historical and cultural relics, complete modern tourism facilities and developed service industry.
Madrid is worthy of being the capital of Spain. There are fresh and rich foods from all over the country. Its famous gourmet dishes are: Madrid broth (cocido madrileño), tripe (callos), garlic soup (sopa de ajo), snails ( caracoles), potato omelets (tortilla de patatas), grilled sea bream (besugo al Other desserts commonly eaten in Madrid are: bartolillos (cream meat pies), barquillos (omelets), buñuelos (fritters), mazapan (marzipan), turrón (pralines), etc.
Public security situation
Although thieves are not as rampant in Madrid as in Barcelona and Valencia, the deteriorating economic environment in recent years still keeps Madrid’s crime rate high. when tourists go sightseeing in the city’s Mayor Square, Sun Gate Square and other heavily visited outdoor attractions, please pay special attention to their personal belongings, be vigilant at all times, and especially pay attention to people who pretend to be kind and accosted. Tourists are advised not to travel in remote and dark areas, as far as possible, to be alone at night. Passports, valuables in particular need to be properly kept, in many places watch their bags, go out with only enough cash travel needs.