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As one of the most expansive and populous travel destinations in Europe, frenetic Madrid is a top-notch city for tourism. Home of the Gran Via, Prado Museum and Real Madrid football, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain welcomes millions of visitors every year.

In addition to the city's considerable worth as a vacation paradise, the actual Community of Madrid, one of seventeen autonomous areas in Spain, is replete with charm beyond the urban confines of the capital. Made up for the most part by Madrid city, the community of 6.2 million people is within the literal geographic heart of the country. As such, the area contains the beautiful Guadarrama mountain range and scenic Lozoya Valley. With campgrounds, picnic spots, national parks and ski resorts, visitors who need a respite from the hustle bustle of Madrid will appreciate the proximate towns outside of the capital. Even a cursory tour of the Community of Madrid is a momentary and welcome breath of fresh air from the museums and nightclubs.

Attractions
  • Cerro de los ángeles
  • Catedral de Nuestra Señora de La Magdalena
  • Peñalara Nature Reserve
  • Alcalá de Henares Historic Centre
  • Guadarrama
  • San Juan Bautista Church
  • Castle of the Mendoza
  • Parque Bolitas del Airón

Activities
  • Bullring of Chinchón
  • Virgin of Navalazarza Festival
  • Vía Verde del Tajuña Cycle Path
  • Santísimo Cristo de la Salud
  • Getafe Carnaval
  • Feria Barroca

Restaurants
  • Las Moreras
  • Restaurante Sabores
  • El Aljarafe
  • Balandro
  • El Campero

Nightlife
  • Kapital
  • Casa Patas
  • Cool
  • Los Gabrieles
  • Moma

Madrid has a continental climate, which is mostly dry but can be a little extreme. There is always an abundance of sunshine in the city, with long hot summers, but winter can be cold with many frosty nights and the odd snow fall. Spring and autumn are generally mild, but there is a high likelihood of rain. There is less rainfall during the summer and winter.

Although Madrid has four seasons, with a continental Mediterranean climate, the weather is quite temperate in the winter, despite occasional subzero temperatures. Summers are notorious for intense heat waves and temperatures that soar above 40°C.

  • Winter (December to February) 3-12°C
  • Spring (March to April) 6-18°C
  • Summer (May to September) 11-33°C
  • Fall (October to November) 6-19°C

What can one expect from the vibrant capital of Spain? Fun and lots of it! A trip to Madrid would not be complete without experiencing bullfights, learning the flamenco dance, or take the stands in one of the Real Madrid's football matches, a legendary exhilarating spectacle. Madrid is the capital of Spain and may well be the centre of partying in the country. The party vibe goes on 24 hours a day as seen through the motley of bars, the locals' ready-to-party attitude which can infect even the shyest visitors to this dynamic European city.

Madrid is the ideal Spanish destination to head for whether you are looking for beaches, culture, a rural retreat or a relaxing golfing holiday.Madrid's lively nightlife is another big draw for visitors to the capital city of Spain with Madrilenos often staying up as late as 5 or 6 in the morning. Madrid is located right in the heart of the Castilian plain, 650 metres above sea level - a cosmopolitan city which is home to the Spanish Royal Family. Madrid is full of history, having been right at the centre of the Spanish Empire, so there are palaces, and Royal buildings, huge cathedrals and churches everywhere you look. But, modernity mixes with the old, and there is also plenty of new architecture as well as a population which has a modern lifestyle and culture which is chic and aspirational.

Notable museums and the incomparable nightlife are Madrid's strong points. Walk along the Museum Mile and you will find the famous 213-year old Museo del Prado housing Renaissance masterpieces from famed Spanish and European artists. Afterwards stroll on to Museo Thyssen-Bornemiza containing more than 800 sculptures, paintings and tapestries including those of Renoir and Van Eyck. Madrid also boasts more modern collections of Dali, Picasso and Miro housed in Reina Sofia National Art Centre museum, the last of the three must-visit museums in the city.

A cluster of medieval alleys in the centre of city are what remains of old Habsburg Madrid named so because of the Austrian monarchs who built it. Its most central spot, Plaza Mayor, used to be an execution ground for heretics, but now it is lined with al fresco cafes where you can unwind after a good day's exploration.

If you've had your fill of art history in Madrid, then head to the Plaza de Toros to witness bullfighting at its best. You can also watch flamenco performances as Madrid is home to the best flamenco dancers! But for a more adernaline-pumped activity, sports fans would want to catch a match in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium and cheer on for the home team, Real Madrid. The humidity can be very hot during summer and biting cold at winter so it's best to take on Madrid during spring.

The city goes on extreme party mode during Carnevale (February/March), the Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid (2 May) and Fiestas de San Isidro (15 May). Bullfighting season kicks off in February, and there are small local fights throughout summer and spring. The main event on the calendar is the mid-May feria, the four weeks of bloodletting that are part of the festival of San Isidro.

La Transhumancia is a yearly event when the city centre is transformed - all the cars are banished in favour of shepherds driving their sheep through the city.

Madrid hosts a traditional Carnaval in February of each year and has done since the demise of Franco's regime in 1976. Nowadays this medieval festival is a riot of partying and parades, with many events and entertainments held at the Casino and Circuo de Bellas Artes. A long parade along the Paseo de la Castellana starts the Carnaval which finishes on Ash Wednesday with the eccentric 'Burial of the Sardine' show.

The Autumn Festival attracts more than 50 musical, theatrical and dance groups from around the world, to perform at more than 40 venues across the city. The event takes place in November.

The Fiesta de San Isidro takes place in May when San Isidro, the city's patron saint is honoured with an explosion of partying and celebrating in the streets - which goes on for a full 10 days.

A visit to Madrid's many art galleries is an important part of any trip to the city, and the famous Prado must be top of the list. The Prado is situated on Madrid's 'Museum Mile', and is home to numerous post Renaissance Spanish and European works of art. The collection includes works by El Greco, Velazquez and Goya, as well as those by Durer, Caravaggio, Rubens, Botticelli, and Bosch. In fact the gallery is more or less a who's who of the great painters - one of the finest art collections in the world. The gallery is free to visit Tuesdays to Saturdays, 6-8pm, but costs eight Euros at other times.

The Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre on Santa Isabel, is an attraction which must be seen if you are a fan of contemporary art. Here can be found some of Picasso's most important works including 'Guernica'. Bacon, Dali and Miro are also featured.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art is home to a large collection of masterpieces by Goya, Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Mondrian, amongst others.

There are other museums of note in Madrid including the National Archaeology Museum which contains a fascinating number of archaeological finds from across Spain. The renowned 'Dama de Elche', a fertility goddess' statue, resides here, as well as some exceptional Egyptian and Mesopotamian artefacts. Located on Calle Serrano, the museum has free entry after 2.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Zoo Aquarium Madrid makes a good contrast as a day out for those who have spent most of their trip traipsing around museums. There are pandas,lemurs, a dolphin show and a bird show to amuse the family.

For sports fans a trip to Santiago Bernabeu, home to Real Madrid football club, is not to be missed. Real Madrid is the most successful football club in the whole of Europe, and has won the European cup nine times. You may even be lucky enough to get a ticket to see Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona - their longstanding rivals. Otherwise there are guided tours available which take in the field, dressing rooms, and the Real Madrid Museum.

The Casa de la Moneda is the national mint and houses an impressive collection of ancient Greek, Roman and Spanish coins from Byzentine, Visigothic and Islamic times. The Spanish peseta has now been superseded by the Euro and is included in this historical collection. Visitors can also view historical collections of lottery tickets, stamps, prints and etchings.

Teleferico is one of the most horizontal cable cars in the world - starting at the sloping hills of the Rosaleda, the car travels 2 miles and 40 metres high above the Casa de Campo, a huge green space to the west of Madrid's centre. The trip is only a few Euros and affords visitors some fantastic views over the city.

Madrid is a shopper's paradise, with some of the best shops in Europe selling just about everything you can think of. Small, quirky antique shops mix with large department stores, as well as colourful and vibrant markets, so there is a shopping experience here to suit everyone. Salamanca is Madrid's up market 'golden mile', and definitely a place to exercise your credit card to the max. Chueca is packed with designer stores, while Rastro attracts tourists and locals alike for its antiques, jewellery, and second hand stalls.

The nightlife in Madrid is legendary with bars, theatres, cinemas and nightclubs which stay open until the early hours. Early risers will not appreciate the late hours which are the norm - most people only head to the nightclubs at around 1am.

Madrid Barajas International Airport is 8 miles from the centre, and is linked to the city by the Metro. Over 100 airlines serve the airport, with more than 52 million passengers passing through each year.

Madrid is well connected to other Spanish cities via an efficient rail network, and is on the route of several international railway networks.

Once in Madrid the city is fairly easy to get around, with an extensive bus network and a modern, efficient metro system. The metro operates from six in the morning to 1.30am the next day, and the buses fill in the gap of a few hours with night buses, which run right through the night. It is not recommended to drive in Madrid, and visitors with cars can leave them at parking garages during their stay.

Many people zip in and out of traffic on mopeds, but cycling is not highly recommended as a way of getting around, since there are few cycle routes, and drivers are not known for looking out for bicyclists. Taxis are quite a cost-effective option in Madrid and their services are far cheaper than many of their other European counterparts.

Campo del Moro is a park which allows visitors an insight into what Madrid was like in its earliest days - from the 'Moor's Field' which in 1110 an army laid siege to the city. The gardens which can be seen today were first established in the 18th Century, and were created to mimic rather than rival the palace at Versailles. The gardens are open from 8am until 6pm and are located at the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto.

The Convento de las Trinitarias is an area in which many of Spain's greatest writers lived and worked during the country's Golden Age in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Miguel de Cervantes was buried in the Convvento de las Trinitarias. Cervante's House, at Calle de Cervantes is no more, but the Casa de Lope de Vega is the former home of Lope de Vega who resided here between 1562 and 1635, and the house is now a museum.

The Congreso de Los Diputados is Spain's lower House of Parliament. A Renaissance building, it was given a revamp in 1850 to add a pair of intimidating lions who were constructed out of smelted cannons, used in the Spanish Africo war of the mid 19th Century. In order to gain admittance to this attraction you need to bring your passport with you.

The Plaza de la Villa is a baroque square, which has been the seat of Madrid's city government since medieval times. The 15th Century town hall survives, as well as the 16th Century Tapestries Hall, which is beautifully decorated with 15th Century Flemish tapestries.

Iglesia de San Gines is one of the oldest churches in Madrid, having been in existence in one shape or another since the 14th Century. Most of what is seen today dates from the 16th Century, and the church is also home to some notable paintings including 'Expulsion of the Moneychangers from the Temple' by El Greco, dated 1614. The church is open to the public just one day a week, Saturday.

The Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida has been recently restored, and is a building which is also known as the Panteon de Goya - and is where Goya's paintings can be seen in their original setting. The painter is buried here, too, right in front of the altar.

The unit of currency in Madrid is, as it is in the rest of Spain, the Euro. Euro notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500, although smaller shops and restaurants will not accept over 100 euro notes. There are plenty of ATMs in Madrid's centre, which will accept all the major credit cards, including Mastercard, VISA and American Express - although there may be a charge for withdrawing money.

Madrid is not as cheap as it used to be, but a meal out can still be a relatively inexpensive event with a three course meal at a midrange restaurant costing little more than 30 Euros, and transport costs are cheap.

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Magical Madrid

Sexy, sophisticated and oozing exuberance, Madrid is not just a city; it’s a way of life. Madrid is Spain’s wild child who ignores all curfews. Maybe that’s because of the late-night tapas bars and clubs, which make Madrid a premier party city. Or maybe it’s because the Madrileños’ day is based around the afternoon siesta. Whichever it is, once there you will find yourself embracing both – particularly the siesta, because you’ll need all your energy to take in all that Madrid has on offer. ... Read more »

Madrid’s draw cards are countless: exceptional art galleries like the Museo del Prado and the modern Centro de Arte Reina Sofia house some of the world’s most significant artworks by Spanish legends like Goya and Picasso. Emerging from its dark past under Franco’s dictatorship, Madrid’s beautiful Plaza de Neptuno, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa are a spectacular reminder of its riotous glory days and provide the perfect backdrop to the rows of touristy restaurants and bars that line the plazas.

Madrid is not only the capital of Spain, it’s also its heart and soul. From barhopping to bullfighting, Madrid has so much culture and history and fun and passion and sheer sex appeal that it will exhaust even the most intrepid traveller.

Madrid's Top 10

10. El Rastro is Madrid’s largest outdoor market, squashed between Plaza Mayor, La Latina and Puerta de Toledo.

5. Gran Via is the main shopping boulevard, with theatres, great architecture and even better shopping.

9. Juan Carlos I Park Madrid’s honorary park, dedicated to King Juan Carlos I, now has modern art and sculptures throughout.

4. Palacio Real The Royal Palace is the largest in Europe (which is really saying something), and has stunning stonework grounds.

8. Palacio de Cristal is a beautiful glass and ceramic palace overlooking the lake in Retiro Park.

3. Plaza Mayor is Madrid’s major city square, where fresco-clad façades provide the perfect setting for the hustling bars, restaurants and shops that line it.

7. Teatro Real: Madrid’s stunning Opera House, in front of Palacio Real, stages concert events and ballet.

2. Centro de Arte Reina Sofia The Sofia has an impressive modern art collection, including works by Dali, Miro and, most famously, Picasso’s Guernica.

6. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is a bit of a mouthful – but this gallery frames the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’ in Madrid, with English and Dutch masterpieces.

1. Museo del Prado is one of the world's most renowned and significant art galleries. See brilliant artworks from Spanish artists, and of course plenty of Goya.

Madrid History

  • Casa de la Panaderia on the Plaza Mayor – This Madrid masterpiece boasts a wonderfully decorated facade.
  • City Hall at the Plaza de Cibeles – A stunning building that displays Gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance features.
  • Kilometro Cero – A pavement plaque in Puerta del Sol marking the centre of the Spanish road network and the point from which all highway distances in Spain are calculated.
  • Almudena Cathedral – Unique and impressive in size and stature.
  • Statue of Carlos III at Puerta del Sol – A formidable equestrian monument.

Madrid Art & Culture

  • Puerta de Europa – The dramatically tilting towers at the Plaza de Castilla are known as the "Gateway to Europe."
  • Reina Sofia Museum – Spain's National museum of 20th-century art.
  • Museum del Prado – Features collections of European art up through the end of the 19th century.
  • Metropolis Building – An imposing sight with a stunning dome.
  • Madrid Royal Palace – Home to dazzling paintings, sculptures, tapestries, porcelain, gold and silverware.

Madrid Shopping

  • Barrio La Latina – This cluster of tightly packed streets hosts Europe's biggest outdoor market every Sunday.
  • El Jardin de Serrano – A shopping centre right in the heart of Madrid with outlets galore.
  • Gran Via – One of Madrid's main thoroughfares, prominently featuring many of the top high-street fashion names.
  • El Corte Ingles – A huge department store in the centre of the city.
  • Casa Diego – A small, independent store on Puerta del Sol specializing in quirky handmade fans and other exclusive items.

Madrid Gay & Lesbian

  • El Armario – Located in Chueca, the gay district of Madrid, and notably the first gay restaurant in the city.
  • Rick's – One of the best gay clubs, attracting huge crowds especially at weekends.
  • Black & White – A fun venue that showcases strippers at weekends to add to the entertainment.
  • Madrid Gay Pride – Takes place every July and draws enormous crowds from all over.
  • Gay Film Festival – A well-supported celebration held each November.

Madrid Outdoor

  • Buen Retiro Park – Features a glorious lake that hosts many events throughout the year.
  • Faro de Madrid – The city's main communication centre, with a 360-degree glass viewing tower at its top.
  • Plaza de Espana – A large square that's home to a monument created for Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote.
  • Puerta de Alcala at Independence Square – A striking archway said to be the "Gateway to the City.
  • El Oso y El Madrono – The statue of the most famous symbol of Madrid: a bear eating fruit from a strawberry tree.

Madrid Sport

  • Bernabeu Stadium –– The home of the legendary Real Madrid.
  • Vincente Calderon Stadium – Where rivals Atletico play their matches.
  • Plaza de Toros – The place to go for bullfighting, if you have the stomach for it.
  • Lomas-Bosque – One of the more accessible 18-hole golf courses that is geared toward handicapped players.
  • Tennis Masters – An annual tournament that takes place at the Madrid Arena in the second week of October.

Madrid Local

Madrid is made up of 21 individual districts, known as barrios, each with its own distinctive character and personality. But consistent throughout is the Madrileños’ sense of fun – and whichever barrio you are in, the rising sun means the party is just getting started.

Salamanca

Salamanca is Madrid’s designer district, full of beautiful people. This cramped barrio, with its narrow streets focused on the Puerta del Sol is Madrid’s exclusive shopping spot. The main street, Calle de Serrano, abounds in fancy boutique shopping for die-hard fashionistas. But scratch Salamanca’s superficial surface and you’ll find some of Madrid’s best-kept foodie secrets, with intimate and sophisticated tapas bars hiding in secret pockets in the neighbourhood.

El Barrio de Salamanca offers a wonderful array of architecture, high art and culture. But don’t worry, like every good barrio in Madrid, the nightlife will probably be more memorable. Being a university town, students cram the Plaza Mayor on weekends, turningthe stunning square into an outdoor party zone.

Huertas

Otherwise known as Barrio de Las Letras, the ‘district of letters’ is the historical epicentre of Spanish literature. It inspired Don Quixote, one of the first novels ever written, and author Miguel de Cervantes’ house is a serious drawcard for literary buffs.

Huertas has an historic, old-world Spanish charm. It will see you swooning to jazz at an ancient sherry bar before heading to see a Flamenco show. Weekends in Huerta up the ante, and the barrio turns into a party neighbourhood, with fashionable crowds heading out to the many clubs and bars.

Chueca
Chueca is the liberal and lively setting of Madrid’s busy gay scene. Just off Gran Via, the narrow streets of Hortaleza, Infantas, Barquillo and San Lucasare packed with 20-something-year-old party animals making the most of the tapas, wine and bars, and some decidedly risqué-looking haunts.

It’s a great place to eat, drink then party the night away with the locals in a haze of red, red wine. The main square of Chueca is cluttered with chairs and tables of outdoor cafés during summer – perfect to soak up the sun and the Spanish way of life.

Malasaña

Barrio Malasaña is like the cool, slightly more responsible older sister of Chueca. It has a laidback and alternative approach to partying, with casual cafés and grungy student bars displaying all the character without the hefty price tag. By day, get amongst Plaza Santa Ana’s vibrant scene of bars, restaurants and vintage fashion stores surrounded by some spectacular architecture. By night, barhop your way around Plaza Dos de Mayo to sample the best of Madrid’s underground dance scene.

La Latina

La Latina is one of the most picturesque parts of old Madrid, with beautiful plazas and churches, as well as some of the best tapas bars in the city. La Latina acts as the wind down zone between all the party barrios of Madrid, where locals nurse hangovers the best way they know how – with more cerveza (beer) in the squares and streets of La Latina.

Every Sunday morning, the massive outdoors El Rastro flea market becomes a human washing machine of bargain-hungry Madrileños, shopping for second-hand clothes, books and arts and crafts. Visit the Basilica de San Francisco El Grandeto see fantastic frescoes, including one by Goya.

Madrid Food & Drink

Make the most of siesta time, because dinner isn’t served before 9pm at the earliest. Just a tip – avoid a restaurant if its menu is in more than five languages.

Churros Not a restaurant, but the national delight – available pretty much everywhere. Fried doughnut-like strips are dunked in a deliciously thick, hot chocolate. Seriously yummy!

Cafe De Oriente’s outdoor terracehas great views across to the Palacio Real and Teatro Real, making it the perfect place to dine before or after a show.

Zalacain Elegant, romantic and Michelin-starred. Try an aromatic fish dish or the pigeon salad. The wine cellar has around 35,000 bottles of local and imported wine.

La Castela One of the best tapas bars in Madrid. Quality, seasonal produce is used to create little masterpieces on the plate. If you’re stuck deciding on what to go with – don’t be. It’s all good.

Casa Lucio A non-descript wooden entrance leads you into a cosy dining room. The flavours of the traditional Castilian food will have you jumping up and down inside.

Botin is the oldest restaurant in the world, dating from 1725. Almost three centuries later, the atmosphere remains vibrant. You must try one of the cochinillos (oak-fired pork).

El fogón de Trifón Generous lashings of red wine and fresh prosciutto off the bone. Not a bad way to start at this boutique restaurant. Try the fried blood sausage or the bull’s tail for something delightfully different.

Taberna El Rincón de Goya Enormously popular with Madrid’s beautiful people, it has a good variety of fresh, tasty tapas. Sit back and have a glass of wine with the noisy locals and enjoy.

Cava Blanca is much more reasonably priced compared to its gastronomic compañeros. An immaculate white dining room allows the bold Spanish food speak for itself. Try the crawfish fritters and mushroom risotto.

La Terraza del Casino is not in a casino, but an exclusive dining room, with a two-star Michelin rating (which justifies the expense). The degustation menu is created by El Bulli legend, Ferran Adria.

Madrid Events

Carnaval marks the week before Lent by dressing up and taking to the streets, bars – anywhere really – for a wild party. The festivities start at Plaza Mayor, followed by a parade down Paseo de la Castellana. Mid-February.

Bullfighting season starts in March and continues weekly until Octoberat the Plaza de Toros Monumental de Las Ventas.If you can look past the animal cruelty, you will see Madrileños cheering on their favourite bullfighters.

Dos de Mayo (2 May) commemorates Madrid’s bloody retaliation against Napoleon’s troops in 1808. It is now the Madrid’s official holiday and festivities kick off at Plaza Dos de Mayo.


Madrid’s patron saint, San Isdiro, is celebrated a week before and after the official day, San Isidro’s Feast Day (15 May). Concerts and street flamenco shows fill the streets till the early morning.

The Festival de Otoño en Primavera (Festival of Autumn in Spring – a slightly bizarre concept, but no stranger than ‘Christmas in July’ in parts of the southern hemisphere) showcases some of the world’s best performing arts at the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro Albéniz and Teatro Madrid, the Círculo de Bellas Artes. Mid-May to mid-June.

The San Antonio de la Florida festival celebrates the 13 June feast day of San Antonio, the patron saint of seamstresses (hey, they need looking after, too!). Street parties take hold of the Paseo de la Florida in the Parque de la Bombilla.

The PhotoEspana is dedicated to photography and the visual arts and features exhibitions, workshops and talks in various museums from 1st of June up to the 24th of July.

Don an eye patch, a peg leg and a parrot and head to the Vallecas district in July for Spain’s largest pirate-themed water fight, the Batalla Naval de Vallecas.

The Verbena de la Paloma Festival is held each August in the La Latina. It features some of Madrid’s most popular pastimes; drinking, dancing, singing – and then some more drinking.

Madrid’s International Jazz Festival has featured legends like Chick Corea and Dizzy Gillespie in the past. Catch shows at Teatro Fernán Gómez and Teatro Circo Price. Late-October to November.

When To Go

Summer (June to August), is perhaps the best time to see Madrid. Temperatures are between 16 and 31°C (70-88°F), with long sunny days and no rainfall.

Spring (March to May) sees plenty of sun and only occasional rain, plus comfortable temperatures that peak at around 22°C (72°F).

Winter (December to March) is the low tourist season, so it can be a good time to visit if you don’t mind the rain, freezing cold (we’re talking temperatures below zero!) and snow.

What To Miss

Avoid eating in the major squares like Plaza Mayor. The restaurants there are mostly tourist traps, with overpriced food that has been horribly bastardised to suit Western tastes. Instead, buy a bocadillo at a nearby deli and head back to enjoy the plaza without the ludicrous expense.

Lavapiés has a reputation for drawing some dangerous bohemian types on weekends – so keep obnoxious tourist chanting to a minimum to avoid running into any danger.

Pickpockets prowl all the popular tourist haunts. Especially the crowded El Rastro flea market, Puerta del Sol and, of course, the metro.

Getting Around

Walking is the best way to see Madrid, but the public transport is easy and efficient and a good way to rub shoulder with the locals.

Madrid’s metro is very fast and so easy to use. Single fares cost €1, but a 10-trip ticket or Metrobus is available and can be used on both trains and buses.

Buses in Madrid are efficient and reliable – and cheap.

Taxis are fairly inexpensive in Madrid and can be picked up at any street corner. They do have a reputation for ripping off tourists, so make sure it’s metered or you negotiate a fair price before travelling.

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High Tech President Castellana Hotel Madrid
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4.9
out of 52 Reviews
C/ Marques De Villamagna 4 Madrid ES-28001

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Intur Palacio San Martin Hotel Madrid
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 52 Reviews
Plaza San Martin 5 Madrid ES-28013

Assuring comfortable accommodation blended with quality service, this hotel makes you to enjoy all the privileges for ... More hotel details

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