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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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From $245 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.05
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $108 per night
Average weekday price $110 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Madrid is a lovely city to visit for a 4 to 5 night getaway.

October 3, 2023

Madrid is a lovely city to visit for a 4 to 5 night getaway. It is clean, safe and has a relaxed vibe. There are some wonderful buildings and parks to visit, such as the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, the old station buildings, El Retiro Parque, the Botanical Gardens to name but a few, as well as countless museums and galleries to spend time in. The choice of restaurants is virtually unlimited, especially if you stay somewhere central such as the excellent NH Collection Madrid Suecia like we did. Central Madrid is actually quite small, so you can cover a lot of ground on foot and at your own pace, but taxis, buses and the metra are all plentiful and easy to use should the need arise.

Stephen United Kingdom

Madrid captivates with its radiant weather, rich culture,...

October 3, 2023

Madrid captivates with its radiant weather, rich culture, stunning architecture, and a culinary scene that's nothing short of amazing. Its LGBTQ+ inclusive atmosphere adds an extra layer of welcoming charm. A city of endless possibilities!

Alan Germany

Madrid is an amazing city filled with a mix of history and...

October 3, 2023

Madrid is an amazing city filled with a mix of history and modern architecture. So many great restaurants and sites. Day trip to Toledo (40 minutes on train)to experience the most beautiful Cathedral I have ever seen. The Spanish people are lovely.

Mario United States of America

Modern city, comfort street for the traveller who bring the...

October 2, 2023

Modern city, comfort street for the traveller who bring the luggage. Safe place & the most inportant thing : Most people in travel industry (staff hotel, taxi driver, restaurant's staff, transportation's staff) can speak English. In the big station they have many staff helping you buying tickets in the vending machine

Devi Pawoko
Devi Pawoko Indonesia

The sites we saw were largely religion related.

October 1, 2023

The sites we saw were largely religion related. Not my thing. The nightlife is amazing. Many many outdoor cafes that are open late night. We found it difficult to find a table between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. The food and drink were very good for the price. Lots and lots of taxis to get you where you need to be. We arrived at the train station from Barcelona at 9:30 and had no problem whatsoever getting a cab. By the way, train was just great.

Ronald United States of America

Madrid is one of the most vibrant European capitals.

September 30, 2023

Madrid is one of the most vibrant European capitals. Wandering through its streets is entering into history. Madrid, in addition, offers one of the best cuisines and the variety and quantity of restaurants and bars will not leave its visitors the time to satisfy themselves completely, there is always something else to try. There are very popular places that are really recommended, such as the Sobrino de Botin Restaurant (the oldest in the world), the La Campana Bar or the elderly King of Wines. Madrid is one of my favorite destinations that I have already visited six times and I would return if it were possible.

Martin United States of America

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