Capital of Spain, for those who want to experience and learn the Spanish lifestyle, Madrid is the ideal place to visit.
This city has a wide range of historical sites to visit. You can enjoy the best tapas in Madrid and you can also enjoy the cuisine of any part of Spain and the world. Best museums in Spain are in Madrid. In the triangle of art you will find 3 of the world's best museums: Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia. Madrid has an unbeatable location in Spain, almost at its center, from here you can make excursions to the best places in the country. And finally emphasize its wealth of entertainment: music, sports, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, theaters ...
In summer it gets very hot and very cold in winter. So it's best to visit Madrid in the fall or in the spring.
If you do not fear the heat, visit Madrid in August. It is deserted for the holidays and is much easier to navigate and there will be many burdens.
6 January, 19 March, 4 April, 5 April, 1 May, 2 May, 15 May, 15 August, 12 October, 1 November, 9 November, 6 December, 8 December, 25 December.
5 things to see
Puerta del Sol
5 things to do
Shopping and go for a walk through Gran Vía
Stroll through the Retiro Park
Going out at Chueca
Visit Prado Museum
Eating "bocata de calamares" (squid sandwich) in the Plaza Mayor
Although the best way to visit a city is on foot, it is always useful to know the transport of the place, to save time when traveling, to access remote areas or because the hotel is not centrally located. It is not advisable to move around the city by car because of the difficult traffic in Madrid and the easy public transport.
The fastest means of transport, clean, efficient and that most people use in Madrid. The price of the single ticket is 1.50 euros.
They are slower but are more pleasant journeys. And you can go enjoy the city streets.
May be useful for metropolitan routes or to make excursions.
Transport more expensive but leaves you in the door. Should know their rates.
By bus you can access through the Barajas Airport Express Line, a service that ensures the connection between the airport and the city 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The tickets cost only 2 euros, being the cheapest rate of major European cities that have a similar service.
Metro line 8, New Ministries-Barajas, communicates directly all the airport terminals to the center of the capital. The service is worth two euros, including "airport surcharge".