Madrid was originally founded under Arabic rule in the 9th century AD, although it has been inhabited since prehistoric times.
It was named capital in the 16th century and has since seen numerous historical events pass through its grand buildings and streets.
Today it is the financial, cultural and political hub of Spain, and it prides itself in keeping a good balance between being a modern, world-class city and preserving its Spanish essence
One of Madrid's greatest features is its architecture. Its different neighbourhoods, historical and modern, offer great variety in style. The historicals areas carry Austrian, French and Castillian influence brought by the different ruling monarchs across time. While the more modern areas offer properties that range from classic contemporary designs to avant-garde and high-tech apartments and villas.
At Madrid Sotheby's International Realty, we are very enthusiastic about this wonderful city and have extensive knowledge to be able to provide the best advice to the most discerning clients.
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