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One of the main points of entry into Spain is the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD), also known as Madrid–Barajas Airport. Located a short distance from the centre of Madrid, it is the main international airport serving the city, and the second largest airport in Europe by physical size.
It is also the busiest airport in Spain by total passengers.
The airport, which was named after former president Adolfo Suárez, has four terminals, which handle local and international destinations. Transit from the airport into the city is by either metro, train, taxi, bus or car hire.
This metropolitan city is the largest in Spain with well over 3 million residents. Located in the centre of the country and the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid is surrounded by beautiful natural parks and mountains. As a hub for different parts of the country, it connects major cities by road, air and train.
A city that offers a lot in culture and amusement, Madrid provides a variety of activities from sports, to art and a very interesting nightlife. The city has a number of large amusement parks, one of which is the Warner Bros park, which attracts visitors from all around. There are also great monuments and statuettes, which can be found at locations such as the Plaza Mayor, the museums Del Prado, the royal palace and many more.
Madrid also offers winter sports, a mere hour away from the city. And the food, whether on the street or formal dining, is as delicious as Spanish delicacy is renown for.
The largest palace in western Europe, the Royal Palace was built for King Philip V in the mid 1700s. Constructed with a mix of neoclassical and baroque styles, it was erected on the site of the Moorish Alcázar fortress after it burned down in 1734.
Within the fabulous palace, guests can find t among many treasures, the Royal Armoury which includes weapons owned by Charles V from the 16 th Century, as well as the only string quartet of Stradivarius instruments to be found in the world.
Food is a very important part of life in Madrid, and brings Madrileños together in long lunches and dinners filled with good food, wine, and conversation. Some of the foods you can expect when visiting the city include, Cocido, a thick, homemade stew consisting of meats and vegetables, check peas, chorizo, lard and morcilla. Cocido is mostly eaten in
Another delicious dish is patatas bravas, which is simply fired potatoes covered in bravas sauce. A snack, which can be had for breakfast, is the chocolate con churros which can be found at many street stands and cafes. It is usually served with steamy, delicious hot chocolate.