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Madrid is all bustling plazas, lively tapa bars, and a rich variety of museums showcasing Spain’s most celebrated artists. The world-famous Prado Museum features the work of Goya and Velázquez. The Prado forms the "golden triangle" with the Reina Sofía Museum—home to Picasso’s "Guernica"—and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, an enormous private collection highlighting a wide array of artistic styles.

Madrid’s medieval architecture holds centuries of history, like the intricate portico arches of Plaza Mayor, as well as the baroque Royal Palace, where state ceremonies are held to this day. And visiting top attractions like these is easy thanks to the city’s efficient and high-speed Metro system.

Spain's sprawling capital is a city that lives and breathes soccer. If you’re a fan, catch a game at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium—home to Real Madrid—and roar with the rest of the crowd as the "Galácticos" take the field.

Madrid’s weather is pleasant year-round, with perfectly comfortable temperatures on either side of summer. Even a winter vacation practically guarantees clear blue skies – making for a beautiful sight when flying into the airport during the day.


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Most popular time to visit September-November
Cheapest time to visit May-July
Local currency € 1 = $1.18
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $117 per night
Average weekday price $127 per night
Average stay 2 nights

Points of interest in Madrid

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14 culinary treats to enjoy in Madrid

From tapas to calamari, feast upon Iberian cuisine that’s as lively as the city itself.

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Top 10 hotels with the best WiFi in Madrid

Whether you’re instagramming the Puerta del Sol or an amazing calamari sandwich.

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Where to stay near Madrid’s Plaza Mayor

4 stylish self-catering apartments around Madrid’s grandest square.

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Where to stay near Madrid's Puerta del Sol

5 homely apartments around Madrid’s historic square.

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Where to stay near Madrid's Gran Vía

4 homely apartments within walking distance of one of Madrid’s busiest streets.

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Madrid reviews

What other travelers say about Madrid


Great city with a central sense for the Spanish soul.

August 2, 2020

Great city with a central sense for the Spanish soul. Doesn't carry many cultures from the south, but it should definitely be a great spot for getting to know the real Spanish history&culture. You can be who you are in the streets and pathways of Madrid, everyone will just smile at you and acknowledge your quirky instincts. You can look at the sunset in Templo de Debod, get lost in Reina Sofia's long corridors, give yourself to the crowd in Plaza Mayor and dive into La Latina to see old neighborhoods of Madrid, explore the world in Lavapies.

Anonymous Spain


August 1, 2020

I LOVE MADRID. So great I came back a year after I completed my Camino. The Rastro on the week-end is FANTASTIC!! Plaza San Miguel food is EXCELLENT. Good times in Madrid. Also go to Segovia and Toledo MAGNIFICENT Cities!

Anonymous United States of America

It's a bohemian city with a lot of good places to eat,...

May 7, 2020

It's a bohemian city with a lot of good places to eat, where downtown attractions can be easily accessed. Some parts of the centre are somewhat dirty, but it's a great city. Ramon everywhere. If you're into that, make sure you bring back some for your family. A culturally unique spot of Europe in Spain. I walked everywhere.

Anonymous Brazil

We traveled freely around the city using various modes of...

March 17, 2020

We traveled freely around the city using various modes of transportation that were not very difficult to use. There are many historical sights to see and lots of great food everywhere. I loved the architectural details of the old buildings. We took a historical/food tour through Airbnb that was really great. Our tour guide, Abel, was so knowledgeable and understanding with our jet-lagged 3 year old. We also enjoyed an evening at Hamman Spa getting rubbed and soaked to our hearts content. Highly recommend this! Unfortunately, we did not get into any museums due to lack of time and then they were closed due to virus outbreak.

BrendaJD United States of America

Nice people, beautiful architecture and a multitude of modes...

March 14, 2020

Nice people, beautiful architecture and a multitude of modes of transportation. We had some tasty food and good wine, as well. The cathedral near the Royal Palace was beautiful and very worthy of a visit. We rode the hop on hop off bus, which really helps orient you to the city's sights and a good way to get around for a day.

Michael United States of America

I loved Madrid!

March 9, 2020

I loved Madrid! The food, the shopping and the museums. Just strolling and seeing the wonderful builds and beautiful avenues was a delight. Everywhere we went they were crews constantly cleaning the plazas and streets.

Anthony United States of America

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