Madrid, Spain Travel Guide

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Get Your Teeth Into Madrid

It's a fantastic idea to visit Madrid; on offer is a number of brilliant attractions regardless of the size of your travelling party. We only wish to offer a few suggestions of what to do in Madrid but share some of our knowledge about what is there. Just like in other cities; there are plenty of good and bad places to visit and if this is your initial time of visiting Madrid or if you have been there before; it's important you make the most of your time there. It is often an idea to have a rough plan of places you wish to visit; and Madrid has a number of really interesting experiences that you will remember for a long time.

Madrid Best Things To Do

When you are visiting Madrid there are quite a few places of interest that should make up part of your trip. The wonderful Spain locality of Spain has visitor attractions which you could know and maybe others that are not known to visitors of Madrid we have put together a great list to assist you:

1. Prado Museum
2. Sorolla Museum
3. Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
4. Cerralbo Museum
5. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)
6. Museo del Romanticismo
7. Corral de la Moreria
8. Palacio de Aranjuez
9. Bernabeu Stadium (Estadio Santiago Bernabeu)
10. Cava Baja

Getting Mobile In Madrid

Madrid is a fairly simple location to get around; when you have grasped the layout of the place and you are familiar with a couple of landmarks you will be able to get round with ease. You can cover a lot of the city as a pedestrian but be sure to stick to popular and familiar areas after dark. If you want to travel greater distances across Madrid there are a few more options. The Madrid Metro, one of the busiest and extensive subway systems in Europe, weaves beneath the vibrant streets of Spain's capital. With over 300 stations and 293 kilometers of track. There is a good; reliable bus network where passes can be bought to include multiple trips. If your own wheels are required why not hire a Rental Car In Madrid, there is also the alternative to use Madrid Taxis, where a knowledgeable driver can offer ideas for places to visit. What ever method you use to explore Madrid make sure you see as much of the city as your can.

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Accommodation In Madrid

If you are staying in Madrid for a period longer than one day you will need to find a suitable place to stay. Madrid offers a broad range of places to stay these includes high end; deluxed locations to lower end hotels; bed and breakfasts and hostels. If you are in town on business ensure that the hotel you pick has facilities to suit you and is OK for your needs as the roads in Madrid can cause problems at certain times of the day. If you are seeking out more luxury accommodation there is a selection of top chain and independent hotels. Madrid also offers an excellent array of lower star hotel options that provide simple but functional facilities for visitors to the city. If you are visiting on a small budget there is a number of hostels and guest houses in the city which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whatever accommodation type you select in Madrid ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often these are out of season or when a home sports team isn't playing a game.

Recommended Hotels In Madrid
1. Artrip Hotel
2. Hotel Orfila
3. Hotel Atlantico
4. Hotel Preciados
5. ApartoSuites Jardines de Sabatini

Places To Eat In Madrid

A wide number of places are available to eat at in Madrid; the venue you are limited to is only bound by your budget and tastes. There are quite a lot of good cheap places that offer Spanish meals that won't leave you out of pocket. If you are on the look out for a fine dining restaurant there are a wide number of these; but you will need to make a reservation and make sure you are dressed suitably. If you want fast food there is regular names but if you want something a bit more edgy you should ask a local and see where they suggest. Part and parcel of visiting a city is to enjoy everything about it; including it's food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Madrid. whether that is a cafe; a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. You should try and seek your local vouchers and ensure that you try something new.

Recommended Places To Eat In Madrid
1. El Club Allard
2. El miniBAR
3. Algarabia
4. Bahia Taberna
5. La Era Restaurante

Madrid Key Facts

When coming to terms with a new location like Madrid it is often a good thing to have some background knowledge. This is a few that could prove helpful.

Continent: Europe
Country: Spain
Region: Community of Madrid
International Dialing Code: 34
Madrid Coordinates: 40.4000 N 3.6833 W
Altitude: 667 m (2 188 ft)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language: Spanish
Madrid Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
City Population: 3 265 038
Metro Population: 6 369 162
Temperature High In 87.3 F / 30.7 C
Temperature Low In 36.7 F / 2.6 C

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