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    Walking time 

    Madrid has 10,785 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 337 days. And, when you need to get home there are 5,061 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Madrid.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Madrid has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Madrid has more than 355,918 street lamps, which use 17.8 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 54.1 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 8.9% of Madrid’s total area, 605 square kilometers. That means each of Madrid’s 3,233,527 residents has an average of 16.7 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Madrid want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 4,454 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 27 km long.


    More than 352 sights and monuments, and far more than 4,186 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Madrid. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Madrid offers more than 540 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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