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Anthony Kenny's Madrid
Transcript of Anthony Kenny's Madrid
Welcome to Madrid!
In the Summer, it's around 74 degrees. In the Fall, it's around 60 degrees. In the Winter, it's around 45 degrees. During the Spring, it's about 54 degrees.
Approximately 3,233,527 people live in Madrid.
Museo de Reina Sofia
is the most famous modern art gallery in today's time. This gallery has the greatest 20th century art you will ever see!
Instead of a Museum, why not watch a bull fight? Bull fighting is one of the most exciting shows to watch in Madrid.
Madrid is very big in sports, like soccer. Real Madrid is one of the greatest teams in soccer today! Catching a game in town will be a once in a life time opportunity!
People: Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo is a famous soccer player from Real Madrid. He is said to be "one of the greatest talents of his generation." Ronaldo has 26 different awards including the World Soccer Player of the Year: 2008.
Iker Casillas is Real Madrid's Goalkeeper. Iker has won the World's Best Goalkeeper award four times.
Festival: 2 de Mayo
This fiesta is celebrated by the community of Madrid in remembrance of their defeat over Napoleon's invasion in the 1800s.
There's a wide variety of concerts, open-air dancing, sporting events, bullfights and fireworks.
The 19th century was a sad time for Madrid with bloody historical events such as the rising of the city against French occupation on May 2nd 1808, and the beginning of the Spanish war of Independence.
In the 20th century after the death of General Franco, the Spanish Constitution of 1978 confirmed Madrid as capital city of Spain. In 1979, the first democratic local elections were held in Madrid to choose the first city mayor.
Churros and Hot chocolate: This was usually eaten on a cold day. Churros are sugary dough sticks
Horchata de Chufa: Horchata milk is a popular nonalcoholic beverage made of tuber roots.
Sopa de ajo: This soup consists of a poach egg in chicken broth, flavored with Sherry and garlic . This is signature dish of the famous Sobrino de Botin.
City Hall: It was originally built in the early 20th century as the headquarters for the country's postal service. In 2007 it became the offical seat of the mayor of Madrid.
Royal Theater: Originally built in 1850. The theater was in danger of collapsing in the mid 1920s. This theater was one of Europe's greatest opera houses in the 20th century.
Madrid is the Capital of Spain. Madrid is Spain's second largest industrial center after Barcelona. It provides aircraft, agricultural machinery, and leather goods. Madrid is the center of national government, finance, and insurance.
Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil and Europe's largest producer of lemons, oranges, and strawberries.
I did this project for Spanish 2. I learned about the culture and life in Madrid. I realized after doing this project that Madrid is a very beautiful place to visit.