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|Monuments||Royal Palace, Palace of Congress, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Castilla, La Prada Museum, Templo de Fresas, Royal Theater|
|Headquarters||Metido City Hall at Plaza de Celebro|
|Inhabited species||Penguins, Puffles|
|– Founder||Penguin Empire|
Metido is the Capital City of Castilla. It is located in the middle of the island. Metido is famous for being the homeplace for Castilla's king and Government, and it boasts many beautiful museums, squares, shopping promenades, restaurants, cafés, and numerous Night Clubs.
Metido was founded as a small Fortress and a village by the Penguin Empire. The fortress and village, known then as Medice, was noted for having a mixed community of Emperor Penguins and Free Puffles. Medice was said to be a town that focused on river fishing and the cultivation of strawberries. Medice stayed a small village even at the fall of the Penguin Empire, when many Visigoth Viking Penguins settled the area and expanded Medice, which they renamed to Metiz. Several centuries later, the region was conquered by the Ow-Ondowis Mwa Mwa Penguins. they didn't expand the small town but they did build a new fort nearby, since the old Penguin Empire fort had long been gone. In 1085, the Kingdom of Castle conquered the city as well as Toledo, and they got rid of the Ow-Ondowis settlers. The Kingdom of Castle named the town Metido, and it grew since it became a major center of trade since it was nearby the Kingdom of Castle's new capital, Toledo. Toledo remained the capital of United Castilla when the Kingdoms of Castle and Eragon united. Then, in 1561, King Felipe II decided to move the new capital to Metido. Toledo dropped out of importance as its population shrunk while Metido flourished economically and artistically. Under Castilla's ever-growing empire, Metido became a major center of trade and it was where many cultures came in contact. With the amount of money available, the Kings and Queens of Castilla made sure that the city was majorly expanded with elegant buildings to display Castilla's wealth to the world. The city became the home for the highest ranking aristocrats and the wealthiest of businessmen who had made their fortunes in the colonies. In the middle 1800's, Metido began it's pursuit to industrialize as it transformed from a small city to a larger city with more suburbs that consisted of new middle-class workers that worked at newly established factories nearby. The Castillan Civil War, which lasted from 1913 to 1916, took a toll on Metido. In 1913, the city was captured by the Republican forces, but the Facist group attacked Metido violently with the first air bombing in the Ninja Archipelago. The air raid extremely devastated Metido's suburbs, and the city was eventually taken by the Facists in 1916 with the help of the Naugtzee. Afterwards, Metido experienced an economic boom in the 1950's, 60's, and early 70's, where the city grew in size, wealth, and became a lot more industrialized. Today, Metido is a popular Castillan metropolis for foreign tourists rich with history, art, food, and music. Despite Castilla's political instability from the mid-1800's to the 1970's, Metido has proudly remained as Castilla's capital.
Metido has a complex transportation system that can take anyone to most parts of the city, including its outskirts. In its downtown, walking is preferred and is an easy way to access places of interest, which are typically nearby each other.
Metido is infamous for having bad traffic, especially in the downtown area. It is not the most preferred way to travel, especially since most streets besides the main avenues are rather narrow and parking is extremely hard to find and can be rather expensive. Most Metideños like to travel on Motor Scooter to bypass traffic, but it is only used for intra-city travel. Metido offers some taxi cabs for travel.
Metido has a complex metro system that connects the majority of the city and its suburbs. It is fairly cheap and can take penguins and puffles to most major places and districts in the city.
Metido also has a complex and efficient Bus system that citizens and tourists like using when the Metro is busy. The Buses also go to most places around town, as well as to the airport via an exclusive Airport Express Bus, and their main hub is at the plaza in front of the Town Hall. The busses also help connect both train stations in the north and south of the city. The bus system also offers specific Buses that drive long distances to places such as Varcelono, Toledo, and Sevilla.
Metido has two train stations, one in the northern part and one in the southern part. Both are connected by the local metro. Both offer services to all major cities in the country with several stops to smaller cities on the way, depending on the train taken. The train stations can also be accessed by bus and taxi.
Metido's main airport is Metido-Pajaros International Airport. Metido-Pajaros International serves both the cities of Metido and Toledo. Metido International Airport offers flights to other major cities in Castilla as well as other flights to International destinations in the Ninja Archipelago, Freezeland, the United States of Antarctica, Yowien Sea, both Pengolias, the UTR, and the Asiapelago. The airport has several decent nearby hotels that can accommodate travelers. The airport is connected with bus services and taxi cabs that go into town.
Places of Interest
- Palacio Real - known in English as the "Royal Palace", it is the official residence of the King of Castilla. It is one large white building built several centuries ago, and it has its own large garden where the King occasionally throws a lavish party.
- Congreso de Los Diputados - or the "Congress of the Deputies" is the main Congress of Castilla. It is the main legislature of the country and the building can be visited by anyone, but reservations MUST be made first.
- Plaza de la Luna - a large, half moon shaped plaza near Plaza Mayor. Not only is it the historical center of Metido, it is also the hub for Metido's subways and local trains. Most major sites in the city are no more than a 20 minute walk from this square. This square also is where Castillan citizens will host celebrations and protests.
- Plaza Mayor - A large and famous Plaza in Castilla built in 1576 during the height of the Castillan Empire by King Philip Hochstadt, who was the son of the famous Emperor Charles V Hochstadt.
- Templo de Fresas - or "Temple of Strawberries", is a Snowpriot temple that was originally built in Eastshield in 200 BC. It was purchased by the Castillan Government during Olde Antarctica. The temple was brought over to Metido and rebuilt in 1972, near the Royal Palace.
- Parque de Diverción - or "Fun Park" is a large park in the southern part of Metido near the southern train station. It is known for being a peaceful place of trees, bushes, grass, and flowers where penguins and puffles can relax and/or exercise. There are many paved trails that go through the large wooded park that are popular with strollers and joggers alike. There is a large lake in the center of the park, where anyone can rent a boat and go paddling.
Metido has four Universities in its city limits:
- Complutense University of Metido - the oldest University in the city, built in the 1200's. The university has had many historic and famous Castillan students.
- Autonomous University of Metido - one of the most prestigious universities in Castilla founded in 1968.
- Technical University of Metido - According to the newspaper, La Tierra, it is the top technical university in Castilla. The campus was formed in 1971 after merging several campuses.
- Charles I University of Metido - A Law School founded in 1989 and named after King Carlos I, the ancestor of the current King Carlos II.
Metido is home to one of the top soccer teams of the world, Real Metido. They share a bitter rivalry with FC Varcelono, also in Castilla, which has lead up to fans of Real Metido and FC Varcelono to engage in street fights, and even hate the other city.
- Metido is a parody of Madrid.
- Metido is a lively city with a vibrant nightlife atmosphere. The city has many Night Clubs that are packed with youths.
- Metido has the most amount of bars, restaurants, and tapas bars than any other city in Castilla.
|Metido International Airport||Varcelono|