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Getafe, which has been in existence since 1326, is a town that gets its name from the Arabic word jata ("something long"). The town of Getafe has a population of 170,000, with many hotels to choose from. Hotels.com offers the traveler to this locale a streamlined process so that they can find the perfect listing of Getafe Hotels to choose from. A quick search of the Hotels.com website reveals over a hundred choices for hotels within the Getafe area. With that many listings, it can be difficult to sort through all of them and find a quality choice. However, Hotels.com offers a rating system and feedback from real customers in order to help their customers with the decision. Moreover, Hotels.com lets travelers know when a particular hotel is about to run out of rooms.
What's Getafe Like?
Although Getafe was officially founded in 1326, there has been human habitation in the area since medieval times. It started out as several small villages and they decided to join together, initially being called Xatafi. The name was changed a number of different times; it went from Xatafi to Xetafe to Jetafee to Jetafe and then to its current name. Visitors to Getafe might be interested in seeing the Cerro de las Angeles ("The Hill of Angels") which is a group of mountains that comprise the exact center of the Iberian Peninsula. They may be interested in visiting the Hospitalillo de San Jose, an ancient hospital constructed in 1529. The Biblioteca de la Vega was constructed in 1609 and was originally a prison until it was converted into a library in the 20th century. A visitor to Getafe can visit all of these places without any stress because of Hotels.com's excellent booking system of Getafe Hotels.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Getafe
One important thing to keep in mind is that Getafe is a university town. The residents here will value culture, education, and art. There is an emphasis on poetry, with several well-known Spanish poets having exhibits there. Another important consideration is that Getafe is predominantly a Catholic area. Fifteen churches celebrating the Catholic faith are present in the Getafe area. Because the main language is Spanish, it would behoove the visitor to learn a few Spanish words. Perhaps learning how to ask an individual if they speak English in Spanish might be advisable. Because Getafe is quite sizable, it has a great public transportation system. The city has eight bus lines to connect the city to Madrid; a number of bus lines that connect the city to suburbs; several bus lines for night; and a special bus for the Air Force base.