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Getafe is a medium sized city just south of the Spanish capital Madrid. Originally built on agriculture and industry, Getafe is now a popular tourist destination after major investment in the entertainment and services industries during the 1990s. Given its proximity to Madrid, Getafe welcomes a large number of tourists who are keen to visit the Capital but do not want to pay high accommodation prices. There are plenty of Getafe hotels available to choose from and now, thanks to Hotels.com, you can simply log online and browse a wide range of accommodation at your leisure.
Getafe is a fascinating blend of the old and the new, combining incredible architecture with a host of permanent contemporary attractions. When visiting the city many people take a trip to the Cerro De Los Angeles, a famous hill that is said to be the centre point of the Iberian Peninsula. At over 2000 feet above sea level, the hill offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and you can even see as far as Madrid. Getafe Cathedral or The Cathedral of La Magdalena is also an enormously popular attraction. Built in around 1770 the Cathedral is still an important place of worship for Spain's Christian population and was declared a place of immense national importance in 1958. The Cathedrals Baroque high alter is a particularly breath-taking feature that really should not be missed. Getafe Centro is both the literal and cultural centre of the city and is home to all the main commercial outlets. With a town hall and a variety of popular bars and restaurants serving traditional Iberian food it is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in the local culture and customs.
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When you visit Getafe be sure to take a good pair of walking shoes, as walking is the best way to see the city and interact with the locals. Public transport is good in Getafe but most people who visit prefer to travel on foot and avoid the metro and bus lines. In addition, you should be sure to sample the local food as it really is some of the best in Europe. So why not try a deep fried Churro, a chocolate filled dough ball sprinkled with sugar. Locals will spend hours in the evening drinking coffee and eating Churro's in cafes, and it is perfect way to observe how the people of Getafe live. Hotels.com is the quick and easy way to book accommodation that is perfect for you. Offering a huge range of Getafe hotels available to choose from and a friendly, bespoke online service, your dream holiday is only a few clicks away.