The site of Madrid has been occupied since prehistoric times. In the year 1329, King Fernando V assembled The Court of Madrid for the first time.
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Spain's leading chain of department stores and hypermarkets, founded in Madrid.
Means Pass of the Moor's Sigh
1547-1616. Ranks as the outstanding writer in Spanish literature. His masterpiece â€œDon Quixoteâ€
Output is mostly for co-operatives
Wines are made for local cafes and bars
Wines are made for local consumption
One of the finest Romanesque churches in Spain. Construction began in 1060 in the reign of Alfonso VI and was completed in 1211.
Includes Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez; Orchestre Symphonique de MontrÃ©al and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Decca, 2006
Also: Paella & Chocolate con churros
Moved to Madrid, 15th Century - 1561
Government of the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War, 1936 - 1939