Summer is finally here! The opportunity to enjoy sunny days, walk around and make excursions. Kids are free of classes and eager to practice different and pleasant activities. Are you planning what to do this vacation? What about visiting the most important city of Spain established in the tenth century and located in the center of the country?

This is an old city with a legendary past well linked to the modern times. With almost six millions of inhabitants the life is accelerated and plenty of all up-to-date services but the scenery is full of historical spots associated with the epochs Spain was conquering the world, specifically America. Try a train travel to Madrid to know this fantastic metropolis.

Situated on the edge of the Manzanares River Madrid is the government headquarters as well as the kingdom seat. It is a significant industrial sector but notable for its administrative, commercial and financial activities. It counts with a famous international airport and constitutes the highways, roads and rails covering the total nation surface brain.

Its historical monuments like the Royal Palace (C. XVIII); San Jerónimo el Real (C. XVI), Descalzas Reales and San Isidro Catholic Churches; the Incarnation (C. XVII) and San Francisco el Grande Convents; and San Antonio de la Florida Hermitage undoubtedly should be visited.

In the cultural field the following venues stand out: the Queen Sofia Art National Center, the archaeological and the Thyssen-Borrnemisza museums, the National Library and the Real Spanish Academy Language. The Prado holds one of the world’s greatest collections of fine art, principally dedicated to painting.

And just in the city center is Retiro Park, a gorgeous green zone. This valuable spot that combines artistic and natural heritage covers approximately 290 acres. One of the highest attractions in this country is the gastronomy; therefore you should not miss the Main Square, a relevant symbol of the metropolis with an impressing amount of bars and restaurants.