Madrid

Madrid is the second highest-lying capital in Europe and home to the Spanish royal family. The city with a pleasant climate is known for its easy-going lifestyle and vibrant neighbourhoods where you can taste the finest cuisine – the most popular choice are tapas paired with some fine wine. Art lovers love coming back to Madrid for its architecture and three world-famous museums and galleries. Another important part of the city is its sporting character; in fact, Madrid boasts two top football clubs.

Weather averages in July

  • Day 32°C
  • Night 19°C
  • Rain 0

Madrid is the second highest-lying capital in Europe and home to the Spanish royal family. The city with a pleasant climate is known for its easy-going lifestyle and vibrant neighbourhoods where you can taste the finest cuisine – the most popular choice are tapas paired with some fine wine. Art lovers love coming back to Madrid for its architecture and three world-famous museums and galleries. Another important part of the city is its sporting character; in fact, Madrid boasts two top football clubs.

Weather averages in July

  • Day 32°C
  • Night 19°C
  • Rain 0

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A Royal City with an Artistic Soul

The capital of Spain boasts more than eighty museums and more than two thousand historic and art monuments that make Madrid the fascinating and rich city that it is. These monuments add to the city's cultural heritage that is an integral part of understanding the European and world history. If you join the El Paseo del Arte art walk, which takes place on a section more than a kilometre long, you can see the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum and the Reina Sofía Art Centre, as well as many other institutions and buildings that are well worth a visit. Madrid is a city popular with art lovers, who visit it time and again, as its many museums, galleries and architectural masterpieces are are an inexhaustible source of beautiful art.

Madrid may not have as many recognisable landmarks as Barcelona or Paris, however, its architecture is simply magnificent. Spain’s long architectural history ranges from medieval mansions and royal palaces, outstanding examples of modern Spanish architecture, brick walls and slate spires of the Madrid Baroque to extravagant Belle Époque buildings. A walk around the many squares, avenues and streets reveals the magnificent architecture of this beautiful city almost everywhere you look.

Madrid is a city popular with art lovers, who visit it time and again, as its many museums, galleries and architectural masterpieces are an inexhaustible source of beautiful art.

Madrid’s culinary scene is booming; in fact, the city has developed into one of Europe’s most fascinating culinary capitals, offering a wide range of experiences regardless of your budget or taste. From traditional inns with the must-try tapas to Michelin-starred restaurants offering the latest innovative dishes and culinary masterpieces. Nowhere else in Spain can you sample such a great variety of fine dishes; Madrid was inhabited by people from all over Spain, who brought all sorts of foods from all Spanish regions. However, Madrid isn't famous only for its lively culinary scene, but also for a vibrant nightlife. In the evenings, the action moves from restaurants to the many bars and nightclubs, where you can dance the night away alongside the fun-loving locals.

Sights in Madrid

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Royal Palace of Madrid

The official residence of the Spanish royal family in the city of Madrid, although it is now used only for state ceremonies.

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The Prado Museum

Spain's main national museum with one of the world's best collections of European art.

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Plaza Mayor

Madrid's main city square was built during the reign of Philip III.

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National Archaeological Museum

The museum houses numerous exhibits from Spain and other countries, dating back to the period from prehistory to the Renaissance.

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Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

The Santiago Bernabéu is the home stadium of Real Madrid.

Airports

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Madrid

Madrid Barajas International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Spain. It is located on the outskirts of Madrid, only 12 km away from the city centre (Plaza Puerta del Sol). The airport is easily accessible by public transport – Metro Line 8 takes you from central Madrid to the airport in 15 minutes, and there are trains and buses as well.

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