Madrid preview

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Madrid’s structure revolves entirely around the famous plaza Puerta del Sol. Because Madrid has expanded unevenly in every direction, Puerta del Sol is no longer the geographical center of the city, but it is the historic center. A commemorative plaque that marks Km.0, the point from which all four of Madrid’s major roadways begin, is located right in the center of the plaza. If you know where you are in relation to Puerta del Sol, you’ll never get lost.

The historic center is the main shopping, nightlife, cultural, tourism and business area. However, the center is also quite residential. The further you move from the center, the more r…