About Madrid

Madrid is Spain's largest city as well as its capital. The Royal history is visible everywhere from palaces, to grand squares and giant cathedrals. The city is well known for its strong culture and vibrant nightlife.

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Good to know

Airport Transfer

Transport from the airport is easiest and cheapest with the Metro. For €5, you can get to the centre of Madrid in 12 minutes.


Euro. You can exchange money at the airport or use one of its ATMs.

Public Transportation

Public transport tickets are available between one and seven days, with prices starting at €8.40 for one day in Zone A.


Madrid is generally very safe, though pickpockets do tend to target visitors in touristy areas.  


Tipping in Madrid is not obligatory but very much welcomed.

Emergency number


Useful words

Hi - Hola
How are you? - ¿Cómo estás?
Please – Por favor
Thank you – Gracias
Do you speak English? - ¿Hablas inglés?
How much does it cost? – ¿Cuánto cuesta?

Madrid's Top Attractions

1. Buen Retiro Park
2. Royal Palace of Madrid
3. Prado National Museum
4. Mercado de San Miguel
5. Puerta del Sol


This is the vibrant area just around the Puerta del Sol and Huertas.

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Here you will find many friendly locals and great shopping. Welcome to the bohemian part of the city!

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