Are you planning to visit Madrid for a weekend or a few days? If you are, you are probably wondering what the city’s top attractions are, how to get around Madrid or the general prices and daily costs to visit Spain's capital. For up to date information about the city, we recommend reading our Madrid travel guide.
Why visit Madrid?
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the country’s most visited city. With over 10 million visitors in 2018, Madrid is one of the most popular cities in Europe.
The number of foreign tourists who visit Madrid continues to grow due to its rich culture, its numerous landmarks, great nightlife and fun activities. In Madrid, you can feel the true essence of Spain, in its elegant architecture, the life in its plazas and the delicious cuisine.
Madrid has art bursting from the seams: the museums of the capital are packed with true jewels, from the leading painters and sculptors in history. The Prado, the Reina Sofía, and the Thyssen make up the golden triangle, where you can enjoy the finest Spanish and international art.
How to organize your trip?
Once you have chosen the dates, the most important thing is to determine how to get to the city, choose the right hotel and finally, read about Madrid’s public transport system to know how to get around the city and discover its top attractions.
Once you have researched these aspects of Madrid, why not read a bit about its history? Known as Villa y Corte, the historic capital has been witness to the passage of dynasties, conflicts, and wars, which have left their mark on the streets of Madrid.
And the parks are places to enjoy the seasons - Retiro Park, Madrid's green lung is stunning year-round, making it a must-see in the capital.
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Visit two monuments in the same day with this excursion to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. A journey through time from the 16th century to the Spanish Civil War.
Experience flamenco performed by the most outstanding dancers and musicians of the national scene right in the heart of the Spanish capital with this show at Tablao La Pacheca.
Escape the Spanish capital for a day and explore two of its most enchanting nearby tourist destinations: discover Toledo and Chinchón on this tour from Madrid!
The most complete guide to Madrid
We want to be your guide! That's why we have written a traveler’s guide for travelers. Our Madrid travel guide includes our opinion, advice and suggestions on how to make the most of your holidays in Madrid, while saving money and time.
The information provided in this guide was updated in June 2019. If you find a mistake or would like to make a suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us.