Madrid

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Guided Visit Of Prado Museum icon
Guided Visit Of Prado Museum

2 hours

Free cancellation upto 48 hours

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$36.19
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Traditional Flamenco Show In Madrid icon
Traditional Flamenco Show In Madrid

1 hour

Free cancellation upto 24 hours

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$26.92
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Madrid City Tour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tickets icon
Madrid City Tour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tickets

Flexible

Free cancellation upto 24 hours

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$28.22
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Toledo Full-Day Tour From Madrid icon
Toledo Full-Day Tour From Madrid

8 hours

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$78.85
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Avila And Segovia Full-Day Tour From Madrid icon
Avila And Segovia Full-Day Tour From Madrid

9 hours

Free cancellation upto 24 hours

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$73.84
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Habsburgs Madrid Walking Tour And Entrance To Prado Museum icon
Toledo Full-Day Tour And Zipline Ticket icon
Toledo Full-Day Tour And Zipline Ticket

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Know More about Madrid

Best time to visit:

DEC

Nochevieja Universitaria

The fascinating capital of Spain – Madrid, is Europe’s third largest city. Core of the notable Spanish literature and literaturists, a hub for classic museums and renaissance architecture – the city knows how to seize it all. Home for the two internationally known football clubs – Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid, the city also hosts Spanish basketball. Designer boutiques and high-end shopping streets – the city keeps its standard of living high. The city also hosts the biggest bullfighting show in Spain – Plaza de Toros, establishing in the early 1900’s. The city dwellers love to get all soaked up in the musical orchestras and operas. Bohemian culture with a touch of artsy-laid back approach is what a Madrilenian carries all along.

Nightlife – something that the city runs on! City’s nightlife makes sure that the city stays awake all night long. Jazz lounges, flamenco bars, Tapas bars and also the newest hotspot – Chueco – the gay neighbourhood has become the centre of attraction when it comes to nightlife of the city. Gorging on the mouth-watering Churros is a MUST whilst having a typical Spanish potato omelette alongside sipping on the delicious Sangria is a mandatory experience. Quaint history, ecstatic music and art, delectable gastronomy, thumping nightlife and lively approach – the city remains young at heart as ever.

Best time to visit:

DEC

Nochevieja Universitaria

JAN - JUN

18°C / 6°C

JUL - DEC

23°C / 10°C

Euro

Euro

1 USD = 0.97 EUR

GMT +02:00

2 hours ahead

Frequently Asked Questions

The must-see attractions in Madrid are Royal Palace, Museum of Illusions, Museo de Prado, The Madrid Zoo Aquarium and IKONO.

The metro is the best way to get around Madrid. A few metro lines run as far north as Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) and as far south as the city's southern suburbs. Buses and metered taxis, which can be hailed on the street or found in ranks throughout the city, are also options.

Because there is no specific tourist visa for Spain, tourists must enter the country with a Schengen Visa. The Schengen Visa allows visitors to stay in Spain and the other Schengen countries for up to 90 days.

With up to six days, you can explore Spain's capital as well as travel further afield. You could take a family vacation and split your time between Spain's capital Madrid, and Barcelona, if you prefer. Spend the first couple of days exploring the historic Madrid.

Summers in Madrid are short, hot, dry, and mostly clear, while winters are bitterly cold and partly cloudy. Throughout the year, the temperatures rarely fall below 23°C (73°F) or rise above 37°C (99°F).

Madrid has some magnificent monuments to visit, as well as numerous activities to participate in. Among the activities are:
  • Sightseeing - Madrid has a very rich historical background, and some great monuments have been built in the city over the years. It has several large parks, the largest of which is Casa de Campo, which covers 6.6 square miles.
  • Adventure activities - Madrid offers some truly unique adventure activities that are not available anywhere else in the world. Because the city is surrounded by hills, trekking is a popular activity here. Cave tours, kayaking, canyoning, paragliding, and other activities are also available in Madrid.
  • Football - Madrid is home to two of the world's best football clubs, and their stadiums are to die for. The Santiago Bernabeu and Wanda Metropolitano stadiums are both magnificent. If you do not visit these places, you will be missing out on something wonderful.

Madrid, as Spain's capital, has been the epicenter of these constructions. In Madrid, there are some magnificent monuments to visit. Among these monuments are Puerta del Sol, Parque de Templo de Debod, Royal Palace, Estacion de Atocha and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

Madriders adore meat, and it is a no-brainer for anyone who has tried the city's cuisine. Cocido Madrileno, Callos a la Madrilena, and Churros con Chocolate are some of Madrid's traditional and delicious local foods. These mouthwatering foods can be found at the following locations: La Mi Venta, Devour Madrid Food Tours, Mesol del Champinon and Madrid Chow.

Madrid, as Spain's capital, embodies everything the country stands for. Madrid is a diverse city, but Spanish is the most widely spoken language. Spanish is not only the official language of Madrid, but also of Spain. In fact, Spanish is such a widely spoken dialect that it is the national language of many countries around the world. Some common greetings in Spanish include: Hi- Hola, Thank You- Gracias, Welcome- Bienvenido, Good morning- Buenos dias.

Madrid is teeming with people who love to have fun. There are several places open late here, as well as some amazing lounges and bars. Because people from all over the world visit Madrid, they all go out at night to explore the city. As a result, Madrid's nightlife is extremely vibrant. Some places to enjoy Madrid's nightlife includes Casa Patas, Kapital, Toni 2 Piano Bar and Sambhad Café Cocteleria.