Holiday in Madrid – Your guide to Madrid, Spain


Regional Information

Population: 3,265,038 (2011)
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour


Madrid enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Summer (June – August) brings hot temperatures, consistently above 30 °C (86 °F). September is a pleasant time to visit Madrid, as temperatures drop to about 25°C (68°F). Daily temperatures in Winter drop around November and average 12°C (55°F) and drop as low as 9° C (48°F) in December.

Fascinating Facts

  1. Madrid is the highest capital city in Europe.
  2. Madrid gets its name from the Arabic “magerit” which means ‘place of many streams.’
  3. Madrid is home to the Spanish Royal family and is the political centre of Spain.
  4. Residents of Madrid are called ‘Madrilenos’.
  5. The official symbol of Madrid is a bear on its hind legs eating berries from the Madrono tree and symbolises the city’s growth through fertile soil and aristocracy.
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