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  Madrid city, Spain. Tourism in Madrid Holidays in province of MADRID, Spain. SOL Spain On Line.
Madrid, as the capital, has attracted people from all over the nation, and its folklore reflects this diversity in the different communities of the city.
Madrid is the centre of a wheel of road and rail communications.
The city of Madrid was built as a military base and was used throughout the rest of the Middle Ages as a hunting centre for the monarchs.
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  Madrid - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Madrid is the cultural center of Spain, with theaters, museums, libraries, and educational institutions that attract many scholars and visitors.
Madrid's population stopped growing from 1630 to 1720 because foreign wars and the decline in silver from Spain’s American colonial empire bankrupted the Spanish government.
Madrid was the site of the worst terrorist attack in Spain’s history in March 2004 when ten bombs detonated on four commuter trains during the morning rush hour, killing at least 191 people and injuring more than 1,500.
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Madrid is built on the Manzanares (a narrow river crossed by imposing bridges, the principal of which are Puente de Toledo and Puente de Segovia), on low irregular sandhills in the centre of a bleak plateau 2150 feet above sea-level to the south of, but unprotected by, the Sierra Guadarrama.
In the neighbourhood of the Royal Palace, Madrid, is the upper house of the Cortes, the House of Senators.
Madrid remains the Mecca of the toreros, and the corrida is one of the chief institutions of the national capital.
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 Madrid (region) - MSN Encarta
Its main city is the national capital Madrid (population, 2005 estimate, 3,155,359); other large cities in the region include Móstoles (2005 estimate, 204,463); Fuenlabrada (2005 estimate, 195,131); Alcalá des Henares (2005 estimate, 197,804); Leganés (2005 estimate, 181,248); and Alcorcón (2005 estimate, 162,524).
The large granite Monastery of El Escorial, a short distance from the city of Madrid, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1984, while the monuments and cultural landscape of the southern town of Aranjuez were added to the list in 2001.
Agriculture is the traditional activity of the region, with wheat, grapes, and olives grown; poultry and pigs are raised.
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Spain, capital of the country and of the autonomous region and province of Madrid, on the Manzanares R. It is Spain's largest city and its chief administrative, financial, and transportation center, as well as a national center of the arts.
Madrid subsequently grew rapidly and reached a peak of prosperity and importance in the late 18th century during the time of the French Bourbon monarchs.
The city of Madrid and the province of Madrid (established in 1833) were organized into one of Spain's 17 newly formed autonomous communities in 1978.
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But, on the flag of the province of Madrid there are only five points (to represent the five provinces that surround the province of Madrid), unlike the six points on the stars in the city of Madrid.
The Virgen of the Almudena is the female patron saint of Madrid.
The male patron saint of Madrid is Saint Isidro.
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Although the province has existed since 1833, the Community of Madrid was institutionalized in 1983, after a prolific amount of debate, in which the two Castles, the Castilla la Mancha and Castilla-Leon, seemed to reject the inclusion of Spain's capital in their communities.
It seems that Madrid's geographic limits turn out to be those of nature: on the western side the "Central System", the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains, the south represents the desire to include the Royal Site of Aranjuez and finally the eastern edge of the triangle comes from the rupture of the fluvial river basins.
The Province of Madrid occupies a surface area of approximately 8,028 km2, which is 1.6% of all Spanish territory.
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 Learn Spanish in Madrid, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In a privileged position on the northeastern coast of the Iberian peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in both size and population.
Granada is the capital of the province with the same name, situated in the eastern part of the region of Andalusia.
With 10,763km, 263 towns and villages and 2,154,322 inhabitants, the Province of Valencia is the largest of the three which together with Castellon in the North and Alicante in the South used to belong to the former Kingdom of Valencia.
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 Secretplaces – Guide to auThentic and romantic Madrid hotels and province hotels
Many typical districts of Madrid celebrate from the 6th to the 15th of August: the Fiestas de San Lorenzo, San Cayetano and the Virgen de la Paloma are commemorated with processions, open-air dances, and sidewalk concerts in the park of the Vistillas and vicinity.
Madrid's sweet tradition can be seen in its desserts; from torrijas (a type of French toast), typical in the springtime and linked to Holy Week, to the barquillos (rolled wafers) and bartolillos con crema (a type of small pie with custard).
In Madrid, as well as in the rest of Spain, the tapa (savoury morsels of a variety of dishes served as appetizers) is an old gastronomic tradition.
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Madrid lies in the heart of the province, an immense desert flanked by the Guadarrama mountains, and resembling the wide campagna in which Rome stands.
Madrid, is the upper house of the Cortes, the House of Senators.
Madrid is mainly a region of small agriculturists, large towns are few, and the peasant does not love to be taxed for educational purposes.
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 Madrid, Incoming Travel Agency Spain
It is coterminous with the province of Madrid, and contains the city of Madrid which is the capital of the province, the community, and the country.
Madrid is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile-Leon (provinces of Ávila and Segovia) and Castile-La Mancha (provinces of Guadalajara, Cuenca, and Toledo).
Madrid is the capital and the largest city in Spain, as well as in the province and the autonomous community of the same name.
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 Madrid Pictures
Madrid's Muslim era came to a close in 1085 when hegemony over the region was handed to King Alfonso VI of Castile.
Madrid became a city of immigrants, with the population expanding to 150,000 by 1656.
Madrid held the nationalists at bay until the surrender of March 1939, with fighting heaviest in the north-west of the city.
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 Chapter 11: Madrid and the Spanish Economy
Madrid and Toledo together accounted for the same 6% of the regional population in 1541 and 1591, suggesting a balance between urban and rural development.
The tensions in the Castilian economy are suggested by the contrast between the declining rural population and the growth of Madrid's demand for agricultural staples.
This estimate is based on Madrid's demand for 180-200,000 fanegas of wheat in 1598; a 20% increase in the population of Toledo, 1575-1600; and comparable populations in the two cities in 1598.
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 Madrid's History & Lifestyle: Then & Now (MadridMan.com)
Madrid was made capital of Spain in 1561 by King Philip II who was born there - although some historians argue this year.
The Madrid observatory, built by Juan de Villanueva en 1790, is situated on the San Blas hill inside the park itself.
The capital city and the province of Madrid have a total of 70,300 beds for the visitor spread out among 4 five-star hotels, 55 four-star, 43 three-star, 14 two star, and 4 one-star hotels.
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 Learn Spanish in Madrid. Madrid Spanish School
The school is located in the heart of Madrid, close to the famous Gran Vía, Alcalá and Cibeles, so it is easy to get to and from any other part of the city.
In the province of Madrid, the famous Escorial monastery, where the kings of Spain are buried, is not be missed.
Madrid is the most cosmopolitan of cities, combining the very best features of any European city.
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 FeelMadrid.com - Madrid Practical Information
Madrid serves as the commercial, cultural, and transportation center of Spain, as well as the capital of Madrid province.
Madrid is often subject to strong winds, which are dry and dusty in summer and piercingly cold in winter.
Madrid is on Central European Time, GMT + 1 hour (+ 2 hours during Summer time from the last Sunday in March to the last Saturday in October).
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 Historic Guitar Makers of the Madrid School
Marcelo Barbero was born in Madrid in 1904.
He was born in Orusco in the province of Madrid in 1765 and apprenticed as a luthier with his uncle Vicente Assensio, a priest.
Manuel Ramirez was born in Alhama de Aragón in the province of Zaragosa in 1864.
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 WebMadrid: Madrid's Digital Guide
Although the province has existed since 1833, the Community of Madrid was institutionalized in 1983, after a prolific amount of debate, in which the two Castiles (Castilla la Mancha and Castilla-Leon) seemed to reject the inclusion of Spain's capital in their communities.
The Province of Madrid occupies a surface area of approximately 8,028 km2 (1.6% of all Spanish territory).
Practically all of the Province is located between 600 and 1,000m above sea level, with the highest point being Peñalara at 2,430m and the lowest Alberche en Villa del Prado at 430m.
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 Madrid travel guide tourist information Madrid Spain traveler guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Madrid is characterized by intense cultural and artistic activity and a very lively nightlife.
Madrid is a city that never seems to close down, bars and restaurants are open very late and the city's Santa Ana district never closes down.
If you're in Madrid during the second half of May be sure to join Madrileños in celebrating the Feria de San Isidro which has music, operas, concerts, bullfighting, dancing and all-night entertainment.
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 Madrid Community (Spain)
The coat-of-arms of the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid (CAM) is gules, two castles in fess embattled with turrets and keep or, gate and windows azure, masoned sable, in the chief seven stars placed four and three argent; crest: a royal crown [follows a long, precise blazon of the Spanish royal crown].
(b) Madrid was the first town in the Muslim Kingdom of Toledo conquered by Alphonse VI and as seat of the alcazar (castle) and of royalty was to be the seat of government, whereas the seven stars in the Plough represent the North and hence the government of the heavenly bodies.
When the Autonomous Community of Madrid was formed, the Diputación Provincial and its flag ceased to exist, and this was replaced by the new flag (red with seven white stars).
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 Madrid Overview | Madrid City Guide | iExplore.com
Today, Madrid remains Spain’s financial and political core, home to the Cortes (Parliament), Senate and Royal Family, as well as the extraordinary cultural riches of the Golden Triangle – the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza art museums.
Madrid’s infectious and colorful fiestas punctuate the year, with each barrio (district) trying to outdo the other in its celebrations.
Since then, even though Madrid is used to terrorist attacks, mainly from radical Basque separatist group ETA, the train bombings bought a sense of unease and suspicion not felt since the death of General Franco in 1979 and the subsequent period of transition and political instability.
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 Hotel Madrid, HotelSearch.com. Hotels Madrid, Book your hotel in Madrid Province, Hotels in Madrid Province, Spain ...
The province of Madrid has a wealth of culture, history and art as well as an incalculable wealth in the people of its community.
This is true not only of the capital city of Madrid, but of the other towns within the province of Madrid.
The capital city of Madrid is a city that has achieved a perfect blend of tradition, progress while always looking to improve.
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 Tour Spain: Where to go in Madrid?
It borders with the province of Segovia to the north, with Avila to the west, Guadalajara to the east, and with Cuenca and Toledo to the south.
Among the places you should visit in the province are the towns such as Aranjuez, Alcalá de Henares or Arganda del Rey, the famous monatery “El Escorial”, the spectacular Valley of the fallen (Valle de los Caídos), or the ski resort of Navacerrada if you prefer sports to sightseeing.
Moving around in the province of Madrid shouldn’t be too difficult, since public transport reaches the main sites in the province.
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 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
The Province of Madrid consists of 179 towns
Madrid, the capital of Spain, permanently changes a person after the first visit and allows one to leave his usual world behind.
You are in Madrid, the capital city of culture and family, energy and art, excitement and romance.
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 Hotels in Madrid Province - Madrid Province hotel reservations & reviews. Madrid Province travel guide and hotel ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Madrid Province hotels and resorts reservation guide - the definitive guide to Madrid Province accommodation.
The Madrid Province hotels and resorts guide provides a brief summary, customer ratings and reviews for hotels or resorts.
For detailed hotel information or to reserve a hotel or resort in Madrid Province, please select a hotel or resort and let euro-hotels.com be your Madrid Province travel agent.
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 population, Madrid city (state capital), Pictures
Madrid's population has grown dramatically during the 20th century.
Since that time the total population of Madrid's metropolitan area has decreased slightly, with a population of 2,881,506 in 1998.
Madrid province had a population of 5,145,325 in 1999.
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 Madrid guide | Alcala de Henares, Sierra de Guadarrama
In the Spanish civil war, it resisted 29 months of siege suffering several bombardments and air attacks and it is this spirit that contributes to the atmosphere found in Madrid today.
Madrid is synonymous with art galleries, bullfights, bar culture and alfresco dining.
Visitors can choose from a range of activities; watching Real Madrid in their famous Santiago Bernabeu stadium, see live flamenco dancing, experience a bullfight, visit one of the capital's stunning monuments or simply take a stroll in one of its beautiful parks.
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