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MADRID TRAVEL GUIDE
LanguageOfficially Spanish, but also regional languages such as Basque, Catalan and Galician.
What to eatCocido madrileño (traditional stew), bocadillo de calamares (fried squid sandwich), and churros with chocolate.
What to bring backMadrid-made vermouth, handmade abanicos (fans), violet sweets from La Violeta, a Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid jersey and handcrafted espadrilles.
Fun FactAfter the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, Madrid was the birthplace of a countercultural movement that included new wave music bands, avant-garde filmmakers like Pedro Almodóvar, street artists and rebellious writers. Their rallying cry was: “Madrid nunca duerme" (Madrid never sleeps).
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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