Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fun Facts about Madrid

  • Being the most visited city in Spain it is also the third most populated city in Europe after London (UK) and Berlin (Germany).
  • Its sister city in the USA is New York City.
  • According to FIFA, Real Madrid C.F. is the world's most successful soccer club of the 20th century. Their stadium is called Bernabéu, and is located in Chamartín in the North of Madrid.
  • The well-known dance Flamenco was originated here. There is however a misunderstanding of the word “Flamenco” as many people think this is just a dance, but in fact it is a mixture such art forms as guitar playing, dancing and singing.
  • Madrid hosts the largest Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas (bullring) in Spain, established in 1929. Las Ventas is considered by many to be the world center of bullfighting and has a seating capacity of almost 25,000.
  • The Royal Botanic Garden or Real Jardin Botanico was an 18th century creation. It was used as a base for the plant species being collected across the globe.
  • Madrid enjoys more cloudless days than almost any other city in Europe.
  • Madrid decided to give its answer to Disney World and now Warner Brothers Movie World is located here. Everyone now has an opportunity to enjoy the rides and feel like a kid again.
  • Madrid's official symbol of the bear on its hind legs eating berries from the madroño tree is a metaphor for Madrid's growth and represents possession and ownership of wood which is necessary for constructing buildings. 


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