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Madrid For The Kid

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Madrid, the Spanish-speaking Mecca in Southwestern Europe, largest and capital city of Spain, offers a kaleidoscope of treasures to peak your young-one’s cultural curiosity. The city is located in central Spain in the center of the Iberian Peninsula and within the Spanish central castillian plateau. Madrid is dotted with scenic green parks and gardens, ideal for walking and playing. You’ll find the main street, Gran Via, lined with many popular hotspots.

Madrid is most vibrant, pleasant and alive during May, June and September, with similarly comfortable atmosphere year-round. Typical local climate is dry to very dry, with some winter rainfall and constant sunshine. Narrow, twisted streets, traditional and modern architecture and city life form a provocative and festive extravaganza.

If your child is enthralled in the Middle Ages, whether she dreams of being a princess or he of a dashing prince, the castles of Spain are an unforgettable view to behold. 2,500 castles till stand, of the 10,000 originally structures in existence. Of those still standing, you’ll definitely want to visit the elaborate Coca on the Segovia plains, the glorious Loarre on the Pyrenees foothills, the Alhambra in Cranada and the Penafiel stretching out across the Duero Valley. Watch your child’s eyes light up as they live their storybook fantasy.

Walk hand-in-hand with your child as you jointly discover the beauty of marine life, nature and science. Experience the thrills of the Zoo-Aquarium, Warner Bros-Madrid and Faunia Theme Parks, where you’ll find rides, exuberant shows, fabulous food, roller coaster rides and adventure.

Using the Madrid Card Ninos, your child will gain unlimited access to the popular sightseeing bus, guided tours via the Descubre Madrid program and the Santiago Bernabeu football stadium, access to Madrid’s three most important museums, the Reina Sofia National Art Center, the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums, the Zoo-Aquarium, plus exceptional discounts on food, shopping and entertainment attractions. Cards are valid for children 12 and under and are available for sale at www.madridcard.com.

Finally, the kids will be ecstatic to know that they can dine on fine delicacies at their favorite food chains including Pizza Hut, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and McDonalds in central Madrid and Gran Via. (Fine dining and authentic Spanish cuisine is also available for the grown-up tour guides.)

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