Turn up at Church at midday on January 17 and you will witness an unusual religious tradition dating back to the 17th century. You will find a queue of people who have brought their domestic pets to be blessed by the priest. Later in the afternoon owners and pets parade several times round the church along with the statue of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals. Traditional bread rolls are distributed as well, a popular custom that is meant to ensure that no one goes hungry in the coming year.
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Madrid is a city located in the center of the country of Spain. Here, one can feel the Spanish vibe like nowhere else. Famous for many things that are interesting, this city attracts numerous tourists from around the globe. The city is buzzing with many activities and the food available is sumptuous. The popular tapas are usually relished by the visitors at the spectacular viewing terraces. The must-visits at Madrid are the Royal Palace and the famous Taurodelta, but you could just walk around and marvel at the architectural wonders anyway. There is a lot in the city to be explored and it sure has the best to offer both from the past and the present.