Madrid travel guide

5 good reasons to travel to Madrid

  • Spain's capital
  • Excellent worldwide flight connections
  • Ideal for meetings and conventions
  • Spanish heritage and art center
  • Shopping, Nightlife and football

Madrid is synonymous with culture and diversity. As the capital of Spain, Madrid is also home to the royal family, the Spanish government and many other national institutions. The city has a long and fascinating history and all over the place in Madrid the monuments and museums of great artistic value. But ... more than anything it is a cultural paradise. It is home to what is called Art Triangle where you will find within a limited area of the Prado Museum, Reina Sofía Art Centre and Thyssen-Bornesmiza Museum. Spain and possibly Europe's finest art treasures.    

In the center of old Madrid, the narrow cobblestone streets fool the senses into thinking you are in a small Spanish village 100 years ago this is proof that even old Madrid still exist. The fact is that little has changed in this part of town and meticulous restoration is being highly appreciated.

 Historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol and Gran Via sets the stage for a stroll through the ages. You can safely say that Madrid is a cosmopolitan city, where you'll find everything you need, where the modern harmony is perfectly between the classic and traditional elements. An absolute "must" for any visitor to Madrid is a stroll through the famous outdoor market "El Rastro".

The large green areas in Madrid, makes the city breathes freely, here you will find Casa de Campo, the Buen Retiro park, the Parque del Oeste, Juan Carlos I Park and Dehesa de la Villa. Of all, the most popular, the Retiro Park, whose name comes from recreation when it was part of the royal residence. 

Gastronomy in Madrid is unique here is the overall the best cuisine in the whole of Spain. Here are all regional gastronomy represented. A mixture of all specialties plus a Madridsk "touch" that really gives you tasty delicacies. Something that gives Madrid a very special gastronomic charm, the selection of tapas bars where you can enjoy a drink and some "tapas". In Madrid, it is common to go to tapas bars with friends after work.

Historic cities such as Toledo, where Greco lived much of his life, Segovia's Roman aqueduct, and Ávila is easy to get to from Madrid. Some of them will lead you to ancient times in Spain, with its medieval monuments and historical traditions. Other regions around Madrid is also much, much more. For example, the cities of Aranjuez, Alcalá de Henares and San Lorenzo del Escorial, all of which have been declared World Heritage sites. Or small picturesque towns Chinchón, and the quaint villages in the mountains around Madrid.

Madrid is a very lively city during the day and also at night. There is a wide range of nightclubs, discos, terraces, open every day, with "chick" places attractive to all.


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