Madrid, the capital of Spain and the largest city of the country, is a city of contrasts: There are a perfect harmony between the modern city and elements that have endured for centuries. Madrid has a great offer of culture and leisure, since we can find from museums, historic buildings to discos, theatres or cinemas.
In adittion, if you need to relax, next to this big city there are areas for relaxing and to take a break as La Casa Campo or the Retiro Park where you can enjoy the nature.
Moreover, it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Communities of West Africans, North Africans, other Europeans, Chinese, Indians, Filipinos, Pakistanis and (especially) Latin Americans are prominent.
All of the most famous tourist areas are located in the center of the city including Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, and Plaza de Colón. The major streets in Madrid include the Gran Via, Alcalá Street, and Paseo de la Castellana. Madrid has a very modernized and elaborate transportation network of buses and Metro.