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Climate MadridThe climate in Madrid is Continental with cold winter.

Average temperature Madrid 5 6 10 13 16 20 24 24 19 14 9 6
temperature min Madrid 1 2 5 7 10 14 17 17 14 9 5 2
temperature max Madrid 9 11 15 18 22 27 31 30 25 19 13 9
Average days in Tshirt Madrid 0 0 1 5 10 20 28 27 20 10 2 0

When to go to Madrid

Summer in Madrid

If you don't have the choice and you need to take advantage of school holidays to move in July or August in Madrid, we recommend the month of August because there is less of citizen due to holidays and evenings can be more colder with the end of the month (we still remember that Madrid is 600 meters above sea level).

May in Madrid

Madrid Area peaks are still snow and the atmosphere of the city is quite warm after a hard winter.

Travel advice for Madrid's weather

Travel in May or September in Madrid, the nights begin to be less hot or not to be too cold.

Unexpected trip to Madrid

Why not winter to go to Madrid ? With the castles and palaces of the city a little ski around and you are in Austria !

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Visit Burgos cathedral and castleVisite cathedrale burgos

Burgos is famous for its cathedral and castillo, visit Burgos deserves a good day to soak up the charming town of Castile and Leon.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Burgos

worl Heritage of Unesco, Burgos Cathedral santa maria is monumental and located in the middle of medieval streets.

Burgos Castle

Overlooking the old city castle of Burgos visit as a walk, he is most famous for the battles between all Tower French, English (Wellington) and Portuguese during the 19-th century. The setting is nice and small restaurant-snack you can enjoy a glass or eat in front of the old town and the Cathedral of Burgos.

Bridge Santa Maria

The most beautiful bridge in Burgos leads to the old town where the restaurants or bars and tapas or tasting is an art is, there is the scene of day but also a good part of the night.

The door of Santa Maria

Burgos famous emblem of the door to the city of Burgos was transformed during the story arc of triumph for the famous Charles V, it is a very original work.

Plaza Mayor of Burgos

It is worth seeing with its circular side, the center of the city, it saves you the run by pedestrian streets in Burgos places.

Other thing in Burgos

Many churches are present in the city of Burgos, a monastery, the Casa del cord, it does not get bored while visiting the city.

Location Burgos

Burgos is located in Northern Spain but unlike coastal cities like Bilbao or Santander, the climate is harsh in winter as the city of Burgos is 900 meters, over the winter is to Burgos long, short Burgos is a great mountain town.

The city of Burgos is divided into two parts by the river Arlanzon on one side there is the historic city of Burgos and on the other the modern city of Burgos.

Like all cities of northern Spain Burgos is well stretched located on the famous pilgrimage of Saint Jacques de Compostella.

Events: festivals Burgos

Celebrations of San Pedro and San Pablo in Burgos

Burgos celebrations last a week and begin the end of June (check the dates and the program at the tourist office).

As often in Spain, festivals Burgos are synonimes of bullfights, fireworks and fixed and traveling shows, there reigns a family atmosphere and friendliness Spanish takes over this week Burgos meaningless

How to go to Burgos

Burgos is well served from the road, you can come from Portugale, southern Spain or Madrid and the Basque country is not a problem.

Being Burgos is quite well served from the Basque Country and Madrid, also think of the lines as present in the Spanish stations.

Do not count on the plane to go to Burgos.

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Madrid's highest capital in Europe

Impossible not to mention Madrid, majestic capital, when speaking of Spain. Located 667 meters above sea level, Madrid was founded in the 9th century by the Emir Muhammad I as the Majrît (مجريط). Some consider it the highest European capital although officially this distinction amounts to Andorra la Vella.

Location of Madrid

Strategically located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid is the city most populated and largest of the country. Madrid is a cheerful and welcoming city where live an exceptionally rich and terribly modern infrastructure historic center. Madrid has over 60 museums, as well as dedicated to the art culture. But nothing prevents you from simply enjoy a sun bath in one of the many parks and well-kept gardens of the city, to a small round boat on one of the artificial lakes or feeding squirrels.

The Royal Palace in Madrid and the Cathedral of the Almudena

The Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Madrid

This palace inherited the Bourbon dynasty is located on the heights of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain itself, unless it abides there ... It covers about 135,000 square meters, has more than 2800 rooms and 26 years were required for its construction. Luxurious and impressive palace can be visited throughout the year.

It is surrounded by several gardens such as the Campo del Moro and the Sabatini Gardens. It is the place of the most visited capital after the Prado.

Almudena Cathedral Madrid

Opposite the Palace on the other side of the Plaza de la Armory, is the Cathedral de la Almudena built during the 20th century and combines neoclassical styles, Gothic and Romanesque Revival.

Other Palace Madrid

Palace of Communications, in 2011 renamed the Palace of Cybele, which is the main seat of the municipality of Madrid. Around the Plaza de Cibeles, you can also visit the Ministry of Defence, the Linares Palace or the Bank of Spain. At the center of the square stands a beautiful fountain representing the Goddess Cybele in a chariot pulled by two lions. Night lighting alone is worth a visit.

Visit Madrid

Plaza Mayor

Located not far from the Puerta del Sol, in the heart of the old town, this large rectangular square is typical of the Castilian architecture. Arranged by the Habsburg dynasty, it was inaugurated in 1620. 6 It is accessible from doors and is a must in the city.

Puerta del sol

The best way to start the tour of the city is to go to the Puerta del Sol, the heart of Madrid due to its central location. Most famous for all the activity that is concentrated by its beauty, it is the zero kilometer from which all distances are calculated with the rest of the city and Spain.

Shops, restaurants and hotels in Madrid

For shopping fans and lovers crowd, made a detour to the Gran Via, the main avenue in the center of Madrid. Spanish equivalent of the Champs Elysées, this artery is shielded from the world at any hour of the day. Connecting the Plaza de Espana in the Plaza de Cibeles, it is full of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels ... this is also an ideal place for shopping, still take the time to look at the architecture of buildings .

The Prado Museum

This is undoubtedly one of the largest and most important art galleries in the world. Opened in 1819 and housed in a beautiful neoclassical building, you can contemplate mainly European paintings collected by the Bourbons and the Habsburgs over 3 floors.

Visit the Santiago Bernabeu, the Real Madrid stadium

For lovers of football, know that it is possible to visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium but unfortunately the entrance is somewhat expensive for my taste ... starting around € 13 for one child and € 19 for an adult. Be careful though the tour is in English only!

Madrid Business Centre

Madrid is also a business center among the most attractive in Europe mainly due to the importance of its international airport which provides connections to the world.

Life in Madrid

But above all, Madrid is a city of leisure where people are welcoming and friendly. Day and night, the Madrid city is attractive. Feel free to enjoy the many exhibitions, concerts, ballets and plays, let yourself be seduced by a rich and tasty cuisine, succumb to the charm of restaurants, taverns, pubs and tapas bars that offer you the city. You can also do your shopping in the many shops, indeed in Madrid you can find both traditional shops that the finest international brands. Then you Grab your camera and discover the 21 districts of the capital on foot, by bike, by car or subway ...

Several days will be necessary to discover the splendors of the city and I could certainly not be exhaustive as Madrid is full of monuments, squares, pedestrian streets, museums, palaces, monasteries ... but dives without further delay at the heart of cultural richness of Madrid.

Tips for visiting Madrid

In any case, one thing is sure you'll not be disappointed with your getaway Madrid would only by the different architectural styles represented. Take time to discover the small pedestrian streets in which to enjoy a drink on the terrace accompanied unavoidable tapas. To be sure to shop around various neighborhoods, find a tourist offices to pick up a map of the city (hopefully it is still free) or Obtain an small guide to guide you .. . otherwise if you miss something, do as I do, go back!

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