On 17 October 1919 King Alfonso XIII of Spain inaugurated the capital’s first ever subway line. It went from under the Puerta del Sol in the center of the city up 3.48 kilometers north to Cuatro Caminos. A century later, the fledgling underground transport system of a measly eight stations boasts 12 lines and 302 stations, spanning 294 kilometers. It is the third longest subway in Europe, and the world’s eighth. It is a vanguard of accessibility with its 1705 escalators and 530 lifts. It has always run on electrciity, even long before saving our Planet via the clean-air route has become an urgent task!
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So have fun in Madrid – or any tourist places around Spain, for that matter – but be alert and always be on your guard
Madrid is not only one of the best valued cities, according to the Best Cities Global Alliance; Best Cities also predicts Madrid's brilliant rise in the ranking in the next few years. It is currently the eleventh on the list of the world's top 100 cities. The top three are London, Paris and New York.
The acclaimed musical comedy, Young Frankenstein, promises to be a major hit as EL JOVENCITO FRANKENSTEIN in Madrid. Watch the video we've provided here and you'll see why. You might even decide to come to THE show!
Afternoon sun dapples trees in front of the Royal Palace in early Fall
by Chris Collins
Madrid’s major artery, the capital's nerve center bursting at the seams with trendy stores, restaurants, theaters, and hotels will no longer be at risk of converting into inhuman environment. Work is earnestly underway to morph it into what will almost amount to a woodland: 248 robust new trees!
For the past eight years air pollution in Madrid has consistently topped European Union limits. But some studies rank Madrid as eco-friendly thanks to the city government's plan to reduceambient air pollution!
"Go out and vote. Tell the City Hall what kind of Plaza you’d like to have. The ballot count is binding on the municipal government"
“I’m back in Madrid, the city where I found myself. The city I adore. I’m back for good”
Come on over to the place where Fall’s second name is Fun!