Madrid overview

Madrid (/məˈdrɪd/, Spanish: [maˈðɾið]) is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole. The city has almost 3.2 million[5] inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), smaller than only London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris.[6][7][8][9] The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).[10]

Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of the country.[11] The current mayor is Manuela Carmena from the party Ahora Madrid.

The Madrid urban agglomeration has the third-largest GDP[12] in the European Union and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, environment, media, fashion, science, culture, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.[13][14] Madrid is home to two world-famous football clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid. Due to its economic output, high standard of living, and market size, Madrid is considered the major financial centre of Southern Europe[15][16] and the Iberian Peninsula; it hosts the head offices of the vast majority of major Spanish companies, such as Telefónica, IAG or Repsol. Madrid is the 10th most liveable city in the world according to Monocle magazine, in its 2017 index.[17]

Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), belonging to the United Nations Organization (UN), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB). It also hosts major international regulators and promoters of the Spanish language: the Standing Committee of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, headquarters of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish (Fundéu BBVA). Madrid organises fairs such as FITUR,[18] ARCO,[19] SIMO TCI[20] and the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week.[21]

While Madrid possesses modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of national museums,[22] and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which completes the shortcomings of the other two museums.[23] Cibeles Palace and Fountain have become one of the monument symbols of the city.[24][25] Madrid is the most visited city of Spain.[26]

Best EUR exchange rates at Exact Change in Madrid

Exchange EUR Exact Change Buy Exact Change Sell
Emirati Dirham 0.266
Argentine Peso 0.028
Australian Dollar 0.697
Bosnian Convertible Marka 0.573
Barbadian or Bajan Dollar 0.490
Bangladeshi Taka 0.012
Bulgarian Lev 0.582
Bahraini Dinar 2.595
Bermudian Dollar 0.986
Bruneian Dollar 0.718
Brazilian Real 0.266
Bahamian Dollar 0.986
Botswana Pula 0.096
Belizean Dollar 0.479
Canadian Dollar 0.717
Swiss Franc 0.924
Chilean Peso 0.002
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.146
Colombian Peso 0.000
Costa Rican Colon 0.002
Czech Koruna 0.045
Danish Krone 0.143
Dominican Peso 0.020
Egyptian Pound 0.057
Fijian Dollar 0.458
British Pound 1.192
Gambian Dalasi 0.020
Guatemalan Quetzal 0.124
Hong Kong Dollar 0.126
Croatian Kuna 0.153
Hungarian Forint 0.004
Indonesian Rupiah 0.000
Israeli Shekel 0.264
Indian Rupee 0.014
Icelandic Krona 0.008
Jamaican Dollar 0.008
Jordanian Dinar 1.373
Japanese Yen 0.009
Kenyan Shilling 0.010
South Korean Won 0.001
Kuwaiti Dinar 3.223
Caymanian Dollar 1.194
Sri Lankan Rupee 0.006
Moroccan Dirham 0.110
Macedonian Denar
Macau Pataca 0.116
Mauritian Rupee 0.028
Maldivian Rufiyaa
Malaysian Ringgit 0.235
Namibian Dollar 0.073
Norwegian Krone 0.109
Nepalese Rupee 0.009
New Zealand Dollar 0.675
Omani Rial 2.521
Peruvian Sol 0.296
Papua New Guinean Kina
Philippine Peso 0.018
Pakistani Rupee 0.007
Polish Zloty 0.266
Paraguayan Guarani 0.000
Qatari Riyal 0.267
Romanian Leu 0.246
Russian Ruble 0.014
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.256
Swedish Krona 0.102
Singapore Dollar 0.732
Thai Baht 0.031
Tunisian Dinar 0.317
Turkish Lira 0.190
Trinidadian Dollar 0.144
Taiwan New Dollar 0.031
US Dollar 0.918
Uruguayan Peso 0.030
Venezuelan Bolívar
Vietnamese Dong 0.000
East Caribbean Dollar 0.359
South African Rand 0.073
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Madrid news

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Real Madrid vs. Al-Ain - Football Match Report - December 22, 2018 - ESPN

Get a report of the Real Madrid vs. Al-Ain 2018 FIFA Club World Cup, Final football match.

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Sergio Ramos Responds To Speculation Of José Mourinho Returning To Real Madrid

José Mourinho is linked with a return to Real Madrid, but Sergio Ramos is not overwhelmed by the idea of a reunion with the Special One.

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Huesca vs. Real Madrid - Football Match Report - December 9, 2018 - ESPN

Get a report of the Huesca vs. Real Madrid 2018/2019 Spanish Primera División football match.

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