Madrid, originally Myrit, was set up by Moors in about 700 AD, to fight against Catholic Spanish stronghold of Toledo which used to be the old capital of the Castile kingdom.
- Public transport is good, get a Metro card with ten tickets, it can even be shared simultaneously.
- Beware of pickpockets.
- Credit card acceptance is high, but not 100%.
- Churros + hot chocolate are famous in Madrid.
- The city has pedestrianized itself over time, so the city center is entirely car-free.