Laura vom Berlitz Center Madrid im Interview über Stadt, die Menschen und Gewohnheiten.
Madrid has plenty to see and do, and there is something for all budgets.
Some of the best galleries in Europe, such as El Prado or El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, never disappoint with world-class permanent collections and regular temporary exhibitions, which means every visit is unique.
Likewise, the Royal Palace takes pride of place in front of the Royal Theatre and overlooks the Casa de Campo - the largest public park in Madrid. Much of Madrid's history, and, in fact, Spain's history has been made in this area and it is now one of the most elegant areas of the city.
If visitors fancy trying some high-quality typical Spanish fare, they won't go wrong in the Mercado San Miguel - formerly a grocery market but converted to a gourmet hub of tapas-style offerings and a fine selection of Spanish wines in a remodeled traditional Spanish market building.
Our recently reformed Madrid Basilica school is centrally located in the business and finance area of the capital, and is also a short walk from the Real Madrid Football Club stadium.
Madrid Serrano is located on one of the most exclusive shopping streets, in a more residential area of the city.
Finally, Madrid Pozuelo is on the outskirts of Madrid, in a residential area of Pozuelo town and close to several business parks.
Madrileños are highly social and likable people, who enjoy meeting friends regularly for a caña.
A common Spanish breakfast is freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh bread with tomato and olive oil, accompanied by an espresso or coffee with milk.
The hearty dish of cocido madrileño - a chickpea stew with meat and vegetables - is very popular here, particularly in winter. On the other hand, a wide variety of tapas caters to the requirements of all visitors, from meat and fish dishes to vegetarian options.
Madrid has really opened up to tourism and is now a vibrant multicultural city which offers great food and shopping as well as second-to-none cultural offerings from art to music and dance.
For those who need a break from the city, there are several stunning historical towns at about an hour's drive from the capital, or water-sports are an option on one of the reservoirs that surround Madrid.
For those who would like to see more of Spain, the high-speed train (AVE) makes this possible; Madrid's central location makes access to cities like Valencia or Seville very easy, at 1.5h and 2h respectively.
All in all, Madrid should be on the itinerary of any traveller who wishes to enjoy Spain at its best.