One big fashionable playground

Madrid’s culture is underpinned by four main staples; a deep history, exciting contemporary culture, lots of fine food and, most importantly, fun! Establish your bearings at the Plaza Mayor Madri - an enormous public space in the city centre. The Royal Palace is another key attraction and tours of this landmark are an excellent way of learning more about the history of Spain. Catch a Bullfight or if you love your sport, you can visit the home of ‘Real Madrid’; Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

What you'll need

A valid passport and, depending on your nationality, a visa

Best time to go

May, when the city honours its patron saint

Travel tip

Don’t just eat a whole dinner to yourself, enjoy tapas like a local

Essentials to pack

Sunglasses and sunscreen

Top sights

Check out some of the most impressive landmarks, adrenaline-pumping activities, inspiring views and fascinating exhibits this city has on offer.

1Prado Museum
2Royal Palace
3Plaza Mayor
4Puerta del Sol
5Buen Retiro Park
6Archaeology Museum
7Fine Arts Museum
8Basilica de San Francisco
9Fuente de Cibeles

Madrid Hotels

Whether you want prime location, superior views or budget bliss, we can help you find the accommodation that suits your every need.


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