The cultural and historical baggage of Paris and Athens pales before the grandiose number of sights of Madrid, carefully collected here by the Spaniards since 932, in the very center of the Iberian Peninsula. Although people settled in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama already at the end of the Paleolithic, as a city, the current capital of Spain took shape only in the X century, and then as a serving village around the fortress of Magirit, designed to defend Toledo from the territorial machinations of the Lyon and Castilian kings. So for five centuries Madrid was only a fortification satellite under the brilliant capital of the Emirate of Cordoba – Toledo, and only then became the first, in all respects, city of the Spanish Kingdom!
Easy start of the Madrid tour
Tours to Madrid begin with arrival at Barajas International Airport. The modern port, the receiver of air transport, is located outside the city limits, but it is only 13 km away from the center of the capital. With the center and key areas of the city, Barajas is connected by a metro line, trains and a round-the-clock bus.