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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Check out this show at Tablao La Quimera for flamenco in the heart of Madrid. Experience guitars, acapella voices, and the sound of heels on stage.
The old quarter of Madrid is home to great mysteries and legends... Let's discover them with this incredible guided tour of the Spanish capital!
Explore the City of Three Cultures at your own pace with this bus excursion to Toledo. The best way to see its monumental heritage at your leisure!
Visit the Museum of Illusions in Madrid and enjoy a fun and unique experience with cool 3D paintings and mind-boggling optical effects!
With this ticket to Ikono Madrid, you'll enjoy a fun immersive experience in the Spanish capital for all audiences - you'll have an amazing time!
Visit two monuments with this excursion to El Escorial & the Valley of the Fallen. A journey through time from the 16th century to the Spanish Civil War.
With the Lebara SIM card, you can stay in touch with your loved ones during your trip to Spain, with 10GB and 100 minutes of international calls!
On this guided tour, we'll visit the most iconic areas of Madrid and visit the best tapas bars in the city to experience the flavors of Spanish cuisine.
On this wineries tour in the Tagus Valley, we'll head to the south of Madrid in search of the best wines. We'll visit three wineries and do tastings in each.
On this wine and food tour, we'll enjoy the delicious wines of the Ribera del Duero and learn about its history with a visit to several castles in Valladolid.
This olive oil tasting in Madrid will teach you to distinguish the characteristics of all the varieties of this key product in Mediterranean cuisine.
Experience the passion of southern Spain at this flamenco show at Tablao La Carmela, just a few meters from the Puerta del Sol. A magical evening awaits!
Experience flamenco performed by the most outstanding dancers and musicians in the heart of the Spanish capital with this show at Tablao La Pacheca.
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 May 2021. If you find a mistake or would like to make a suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact us.