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Villa de Madrid. Location, Location, Location. Central part of Spain High altitude. Bit of History. Occupied since pre-historic times First historical data 9 th century by Muhammad I Originally named Majerit

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Location, Location, Location

  • Central part of Spain

  • High altitude


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Bit of History

  • Occupied since pre-historic times

  • First historical data 9th century by Muhammad I

  • Originally named Majerit

  • Sephardi Jews and Moorscontinued to live in the city until they were expelled at the end of the 15th century.

  • Devastated by large fire in late 1400s

  • During the 1500s, Sevilla controlled commerce with Spanish colonies but Madrid controlled Spain

  • Carlos III (1716-1788), one of the most popular kings, made Madrid a modern city

  • May 1808 Napoleon took the city


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Bit of History continued

  • One of the most affected cities during the Spainsh Civil War in 1939

  • During the Civil War that Madrid became the first city to be bombed by airplanes specifically targeting civilians in the history of warfare

  • Francisco Franco dictatorship during the 1960s

  • March 11, 2004 Madrid suffered terrorist attack said to be the worst massacre since Civil War

  • December 2006 suffered another terrorist attack

  • Lost in the running to host Olympic 2012 games to London


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Fashion Capital

  • Madrid’s Fashion week

  • Madrid’s ban on models that are “too skinny”


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Real Madrid

  • Established in 1902

  • Numerous Spainsh Cups

  • In Spain, all but three championships since 1985 have been won by either Real Madrid or Barcelona.





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Works Cited

  • http://www.showbuzz.cbsnews.com/elements/2006/09/24/style_fashion/photoessay2036372.shtml

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid

  • http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/07/06/world_cup_economics.php

  • http://www.realmadrid.com/articulo/rma2601.htm

  • www.madrid.world-guides.com/monuments.html


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