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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
Location, Location, Location
  • Central part of Spain
  • High altitude
bit of history
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
bit of history continued
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
fashion capital
Fashion Capital
  • Madrid’s Fashion week
  • Madrid’s ban on models that are “too skinny”
real madrid
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.
works cited
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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