MADRID – The Culture Capital of Spain

Vedic World, Aug 2017
Plaza Mayor
Madrid is the largest city of Spain, the third largest city in the European Union, and also the Capital of the country with a metropolitan population of approximately 6.5 million. The official language of Madrid is Spanish while languages like Aranese, Galician, Basque, and Catalan have official status in certain regions. The city of Madrid has a pleasant weather round the year except the few summer months. It is a modern, dynamic, and open-minded city that enables the combination of work and leisure leading to a great quality of life.

Madrid has a great history associated with it. There were no signs of it when the Romans walked the Spanish lands 200 years before Christ. For more than 1100 years, the mountains of the Castilian Central Plateau were only scarcely inhabited, until Muhammad I, ruler of the Arabic reign of Córdoba, chose to build a small castle in the region in the late 9th century. On a majestic hill with an excellent surveillance view over the valley and in convenient proximity to the Manzanares river, this little citadel developed into a fortress with rapidly growing importance. Thus, the origins of the Madrid we know today lie in the village surrounding this ancient Arabic-then-Spanish military defense-post in the Castilian mountains.

Templo De Debod

The city of Madrid has an inescapable lifestyle, exceptional live music, astonishing art galleries, great bars and restaurants.  It is often termed as the most passionate city in Europe. The energy of Madrid is welcoming, friendly, and alive. They truly celebrate life around the clock with an infectious appetite for gourmet delights, music and art. The real Madrid is found in the village-like byways and have a jumble of twisting alleys, beautiful and broad avenues, stately gardens, grand museums and intimate pubs, creating a rich urban tapestry that is best enjoyed exploring by foot.

Madrid welcomes you to Plaza Mayor, one of the largest public squares in Europe and one of Madrid’s greatest highlights. The plaza is more than a just a square outlined by beautiful buildings; it feels like a living, breathing entity. It’s where locals relax at outdoor cafes and where street musicians serenade the city with sweet melodies.

The real Madrid is found in the village-like byways and have a jumble of twisting alleys, beautiful and broad avenues, stately gardens, grand museums and intimate pubs, creating a rich urban tapestry that is best enjoyed exploring by foot.

Casa De Las Villa

VAASTU EYE
If you see Madrid’s layout, North West consists of Ancient Egyptian temples, official residence of the Spanish Royal family, museum galleries and iconic buildings. The administration happens from the North West. The city is symbolized for its welcoming culture. Hispanic women are stronger and more active when it comes to handling business and enterprises. At the same time, Spain as a country, is known for its culture, heritage and competitiveness in terms of sports. The country believes in peace and hence, doesn’t participate much in the wars.

North East, South East, and South West directions are full of energy and very culture oriented with sporting spirits. Looking at the city layout, I can tell that certain plots are not in rectangular shape like New York, Cape Town or other foreign cities. It is possible that the city will have its own roller coaster economic slowdowns. Currently, as per my book (A Nation’s Prophecy), I can see that Spain got independence on 22nd November 1975. So it is quite a young country and has a lot of scope for developments. It may be going through an economic crisis and real estate slowdown as of now. However, four to five years down the line, there will be a huge change in the entire outlook and administration which will benefit the younger generation. Currently, it is more of a tourist destination and doesn’t command strength from overall business viewpoint; though, it has a great potential in terms of technology, machinery manufacturing, and service related industries.