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, around 6.3 million. The city is located on the Manzanares River and so-called ‘la Sierra’, a mountain range with a ski resorts, is just one-hour drive away.
Spain’s capital has privileged access to key markets in Europe, Latin America and the North of 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 of Museo Reina Sofía have their own followers.
Gorgeous architecture, the open atmosphere, lots of green areas, the weather, an excellent public transport network in addition to 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, part of the metropolitan area of Madrid. The downtown is compact, and the village shares a huge industrial area with several business centres and great public transport links to the capital and the nearby airport of Madrid-Barajas. It also boasts large parkland areas (urban and suburban) including some framed in the protected area Southeast Regional Park.
The modern 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 present Plaza of Spain, 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 fulfillment center and a corporate office. Our corporate offices are based near Madrid capital city in Pozuelo de Alarcón. In addition to e-commerce professionals, it also hosts a Software Developers Engineers Hub to support Amazon Business, the B2B Marketplace on Amazon.com Our Fulfillment Center in the city of San Fernando de Henares is Amazon’s first site in Spain. It opened in July 2012.