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Torrejón de Ardoz is a municipality of Spain belonging to the Community of Madrid. It is located to the east of the city of Madrid, near the A-2, the highway connecting Madrid and Barcelona and is essentially a dormitory town, mostly consisting of apartments, a large mall and a park containing models of many famous European landmarks.
The European Union Satellite Centre, an agency of the European Union, is located in Torrejón de Ardoz. It is also the location of the headquarters of the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, the Spanish space agency.
Through the streets of its old town, which has places of great cultural interest, you can learn about its long history. Today, its Europa Park delights young and old alike. La Casa Grande, dating from the fourteenth or fifteenth century, was once the work house of the Jesuits.
When the Jesuits were banished (18th century), it was used for several functions in different hands: it was the barracks of the Civil Guard, and now it is an important hotel and artistic center, which is worth a visit for its wine press, patios and cellars. It also houses an important collection of Byzantine icons.
Another tourist attraction in this municipality is, without a doubt, the church of San Juan Evangelista. Located in the modern Plaza Mayor, this church built in the sixteenth century was more modest and smaller than we know it today, since in the seventeenth century it was enlarged to its present form. Inside it holds one of the artistic treasures of the town: the Martyrdom of St. John the Evangelist, painted by Claudio Coello in 1675.
Madrid is Spain’s capital and most populous city. The city has a population of nearly 3.4 million people and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.7 million. It is the European Union’s (EU) second-largest city, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the EU’s third largest.
While Madrid has modern infrastructure, many of its historic neighborhoods and streets have retained their appearance and feel. The Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain’s historical archives; many national museums; and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Cibeles Palace and Fountain has become one of the monument symbols of the city.
Madrid will surprise you with its tranquil historic spots that charm everyone walking by, in addition to its famous museums, busy streets dotted with all kinds of shops, restaurants with world cuisine, and unbeatable nightlife.
Here you’ll find traditional family-run, century-old bars where friends meet up for a drink, every style of neighbourhood and cultural centres that offer up an alternative type of tourism. The authenticity of Madrid is difficult to match. It is friendly and diverse. Madrid is without a doubt one of the most interesting cities in Europe.