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Madrid is the capital of Spain, a cosmopolitan and historic city that is buzzing with energy at all hours. The population of the city is almost 3.2 million and the Madrid metropolitan area has around 6.3 million inhabitants. The city is located on the Manzanares River, and ‘la Sierra’, a mountain range with a ski resorts, is just a one-hour drive away.
Spain’s capital has privileged access to key markets in Europe, Latin America and North Africa and is one of most important cities for doing business in Europe.
Madrid boasts some of the most important art galleries in the world. The Museo Del Prado attracts more visitors than any other museum in Spain, while the extensive private collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza and the contemporary masterpieces in the Museo Reina Sofía have their own followers.
Gorgeous architecture, the open atmosphere, lots of green areas, the weather, an excellent public transport network and the variety of local cuisine makes living in Madrid a genuine pleasure.
San Fernando de Henares
San Fernando de Henares is a municipality of nearly 41,000 citizens. It lies 15 km east of Madrid in the area called the Henares Corridor and is part of the metropolitan area of Madrid. The town centre is compact, borders a huge industrial area with several business centres and has great public transport links to the capital and the nearby Madrid-Barajas airport. It also boasts large parkland areas (urban and suburban), including some within the protected Southeast Regional Park.
The modern town of San Fernando de Henares was established in the 18th century with the construction of the Royal Textile Factory by Fernando VI (current City Hall building). Opposite the Royal Factory is the Plaza de España, which has recently seen its historic buildings restored and declared to be of cultural interest by the Community of Madrid. The town is now one of the engines of the industrial hub of the Henares Corridor.
Madrid is home to two Amazon offices: a fulfilment centre and a corporate office. Our corporate office is near the city centre of Madrid in Pozuelo de Alarcón. In addition to e-commerce professionals, it also hosts a software developers’ engineering hub to support Amazon Business, the B2B Marketplace on Amazon.com. Our fulfilment centre in the city of San Fernando de Henares was Amazon’s first site in Spain. It opened in July 2012.