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Where to stay in Madrid

Reasons to visit Madrid

Museos

First-class museums

European and international art awaits you in Madrid's top museums: El Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen. But you can also discover the best of avant-garde art in La Neomudejar, El Matadero, Conde Duque and La Casa Encendida.

Compras

Shopping tourism

If you love shopping, come to Madrid! You'll be able to find the best brands and great prices. If you like handmade items and crafts, don't hesitate to visit a market called Mercado de Motores. But if browsing for vintage items is more up your street, be sure to visit El Rastro!

Gastronomia

Tapas and local markets

If you come to Madrid make sure to discover the gastronomy: enjoy a 3-star meal at DiverXO, or explore the street markets such as San Miguel, Vallehermoso and San Idelfonso.

Discover Spain from Madrid.

Fly to Madrid with one of our Flight + Car packages and enjoy all Spain has to offer by exploring other parts of the country. From Madrid you can get to Toledo, Segovia and Ávila, for example, or even organise a one-week road trip through the interior, to discover the history and traditions. Create your own itinerary – you won't be disappointed!
 

Toledo

Toledo

Discover Toledo at your own pace

Toledo is the "City of Three Cultures", home to Christians, Muslims and Jews, a melting pot of cultures that live on today in each and every street. Take your time to discover it because it has a great deal to offer: see the famous "Burial of the Count of Orgaz" by El Greco and visit the mosques, synagogues, churches and, of course, the Alcazar. If you are lucky enough to stay there overnight, explore it at twilight when it turns into a magical city.

Segovia

Segovia

See, stroll, eat: that's Segovia

Segovia is a World Heritage site and, although small, it's a true gem. In fact, its size is one of the attractions: exploring the cobbled streets on foot, discovering a monument on every corner and gazing at the aqueduct is an unforgettable experience. Something else you won't forget is the suckling pig, a typical dish you can't leave without trying. And on the outskirts, you'll find the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso and Royal Glass Factory.

Ávila

Ávila

Ávila: an incredible journey to the past

If you have ever dreamed of travelling back in time to the Middle Ages, you must visit Ávila. The incredible medieval walls will take your breath away, and the sight of them at night is something you'll remember for ever. Since it's less than an hour away from Madrid, you really can't afford to miss it if you want to learn a little more about our incredible country. Stroll through the old quarter, take a tour of the "pinchos" bars you'll find along the busy streets, and visit the cathedral – it's a sight for sore eyes!

Questions about your trip to Madrid

Is Madrid an expensive city?

Compared with the rest of Europe, Madrid is a relatively cheap and affordable place to spend a few days and enjoy everything it has to offer. It boasts unparalleled value for money in terms of accommodation and offers a fantastic range of bars and restaurants to suit every budget.

What's the best time of year to visit Madrid?

Madrid is a great place for a holiday all year round: in winter you can enjoy endless blue skies. Even when the temperature drops, the days are always sunny. In autumn enjoy the golden colours and light. And in spring and summer... discover the passion of the heat and the people of Madrid. At this time of year the city is bursting with joy!

How long do I need to explore Madrid?

If you want to take a city break to Madrid and don't have much time, three days are enough to take home a good impression of the city. But if you really want to enjoy the city to the full, book a five-day flight + hotel package. That way you'll have time to make the most of everything that Madrid has to offer: culture, great food, architecture... and, of course, the vibrant night life!

What are the typical dishes of Madrid?

Madrid offers an incredible variety of flavours, but there are certain musts you can't afford to miss. Here goes: Madrid stew, potato omelette, croquettes, potato salad, scrambled eggs with potatoes and ham (known as "huevos rotos"), tripe... and be sure to set aside a day for a tapas crawl and turn your trip to Madrid into a genuine Spanish-style food experience.

How do I get around Madrid?

The city is relatively flat and nothing is too far away so it's easy to get around on foot and admire the attractions as you go. But if you do need to use public transport, choose the underground or bus. There are numerous lines that will take you virtually anywhere you want to go. If you know you're going to be using it a lot, it's a good idea to get a tourist travel pass. Alternatively, you can hire cars, electric bikes and scooters by the minute. So you have plenty of options to choose from.

Do I need a car to explore Madrid?

Not at all! The best way to get around on your trip to Madrid and explore the centre is to walk or take public transport. But if you want to go further afield and discover stunning nearby places, we recommend you hire a car. Chinchón, La Granja de San Ildefonso, El Escorial, Segovia, Ávila, Toledo, Cuenca and Salamanca are all well worth a visit and within easy driving distance.

What are the most popular attractions in Madrid?

The list includes all the museums – the Prado, Thyssen, Reina Sofía, CaixaForum, etc. – as well as the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, home of Real Madrid, and the recently restored Wanda Metropolitano, where Atlético de Madrid play.

How do I get from Madrid airport to the city centre?

The underground and taxi are the best options. Metro de Madrid line 8 connects the centre to the airport and runs from 6.05 am until 1.30 am. To get from the airport to the centre and vice versa, buy a single ticket + airport supplement ticket (3 euros). When you exit the arrivals terminal, you'll see a line of taxis waiting. If you are heading to the city centre or coming from it, the taxi price by law is 30 euros.

Is it very hot in Madrid?

July and August are hot, no two ways about it, but they're good months for a holiday in Madrid because many of the local residents leave the city so it's a lot quieter... until the sun goes down, because then Madrid is on fire and it's all pure fun. At this time of year the temperature can reach 37 degrees, so many hotels have rooftop pools, which are a cool way to cool down! The city also boasts plenty of parks to escape to when the sun is beating down: the Retiro, the Casa del Campo and Juan Carlos I. If you're here for a good few days, you might want to visit the Sierra de Madrid, a mountain range dotted with charming villages where the temperature is magically much lower.

Is Madrid a safe city?

The atmosphere in Madrid is safe and courteous. The people are very friendly and always ready to help if a problem arises. There's never any trouble at night either because the streets are livelier than ever with plenty of people around to make you feel safe. After all, Madrid never sleeps!

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