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Identity card:
  • People 3,413,360 inhab (2010) .

  • Country Spain

  • Demonym: Spaniard

  • Average altitude : 666 m

  • Language Spanish

    • Currency Euro

    • Payment Cards Credit cards are widely accepted (Visa, Mastercard ...) and ATMs are widespread .

    • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

    • Restaurants
      Cheap : less than 5 € / person
      Average . 10-25 EUR / person
      Premium . more than 35 € / person .

    • accommodation
      Cheap : around 15-20 euros / night (bed hostel dormitory and small board). Cheap : 25 to 45 euros / night (single / double room in a hotel or hostel cheap). Average Price: 45-60 EUR / night (for a double) comfortable . From 70 euros / night for a double room. Premium : beyond 100 euros / night .


      How to get there?

      • By Air: There are many direct flights to Madrid from major French airports. Most major European airlines and low-cost serving Madrid: Iberia, Air France, Lufthansa, easyJet, Vueling ... The airport is connected to downtown with the metro line 8 .

      • By train: There are international night trains that leave every night to Madrid from Paris and Lisbon. Madrid is well connected to all major Spanish cities with a high-speed train network.

      • By car: Madrid is the center of the Spanish road network, the roads in Spain lead to Madrid: A1 motorway from the north (Burgos, Bilbao), highway A2 from Zaragoza, Barcelona, ​​Andorra.

        On site:

        • Car Heavy traffic, scarce parking spaces, use of public transport is recommended .

        • Metro bus : Dense network running from 6am to 1:30, and all night on Friday and Saturday night .

          • Tips : In summer it can get very hot in Madrid, take the necessary precautions against sunburn and sunstroke, and do not forget to drink water.

          • Think to bring the European Health Insurance Card, the request must be made to your health insurance fund at least 15 days before departure.

            • Fake police Warning on the roads and highways of the region of Madrid, some people do not hesitate to impersonate police officers and to stop your vehicle for an alleged control. When objects control value and money will be stolen. These fake policemen dressed in civilian clothes and have fake police badges.

            • Pickpocketing : You must be careful in tourist areas of Madrid and in public transport, the number of pickpocketing is quite high .

              • Climate : Continental Mediterranean climate, harsh winters and hot summers and dry .

              • Average temperatures 25 & deg; C in summer and 6 & deg; C in winter .

              • Best time to reach : Spring and Autumn are the best seasons, the weather is nice, not too hot .

                Daily life:
                • Time difference : UTC +1, no difference with France .

                • Electrical Outlets : 220V / 50Hz, European plug

                • Calling code 00 34

                • internet, wifi : Many bars and cafeteria have wifi for their guests, most hotels also offer wifi .

                • Features The people of Madrid do not observe the traditional siesta so common in Spain, even in summer Madrileños usually can not afford it 'luxury' '. most shops are open throughout the day. However, during the summer season, many offices observe a summer schedule requiring workers start at 8 am and end at 15 hours.