Want to have a love affair with thyself, then Madrid is the ultimate place for you. Europe's most passionate country, Spain embraces the city within it which is ready to hypnotize you with its beauty. If you are an art aficionado then you will definitely visit Madrid indefinite times to break the spell of its exquisite fine arts by some world-famous artists like Picasso, Dali, and Miro. The top-notch art galleries viz. Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and have some breathtaking artworks which can make you think why you did not plan the trip to Madrid before.
Remember the beautiful poems and fairy tales describing the serene blue sky, when you will come to Madrid then you will know that all those described this place. Whenever you hop in here the deep blue sky will steal your gaze again and again. When in Madrid, you are from Madrid therefore though the official language here is Spanish you will never feel like an outsider as English is widely understood. If you are a party animal then Madrid is heaven for you. It has a maximum number of bars than any other city on this planet. So put on your party shoes and step into the city!
The city clinches beautiful architectures that envelop history from medieval mansions and royal palaces from the sober brickwork and slate spires to the overgenerous confections of the belle époque. Some of the must-visit destinations include
For satisfying your hunger pangs the city has some world-class cuisines like CocidoMadrileño, HuevosRotos, Bocadillo de Calamares, Callos a la Madrileña which are few of the awesome dishes which will stir your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
The first thing you should do after coming to Madrid is to get your tourist travel pass which will aid you with unlimited use of all public transport. The fare of travel pass varies as per the number days ranging from 8 Euros for a single day to 33.40 Euros for seven days. You can board an Airport Express shuttle or move around in Metro which will cost you a euro for the single ticket and 2 Euros if you are going to or coming from the airport. You can even bustle around on Car2go the electric car hire service or bus or even hire an economical bike to explore Madrid to its core.
Cheapest month to fly to Madrid is January, the time when you can get the cheesy deals for the city and cheapest hotel bookings for your stay. The five-star status can opt for the oldest hotel in or the extravagant hotels in Salamanca district and if you are a budget backpacker then you can get great hostels in the ethnic areas of the south. Cheapest flight to Madrid can be boarded from London, Paris, Palma, Madrid, and Milan starting from 24 Euro. International airports near the city are , Alicante Airport, Valencia Airport and Seville airport.
The nearest airport in Madrid is Valencia (VLC), Zaragoza (ZAZ), Pamplona (PNA), Valladolid (VLL), etc. Maximum distance from Madrid is approx. 4-hour travel which is for Pamplona.