Madrid is undoubtedly one of the interesting cities in Europe with countless culture, history and things to do. Madrid is located in the center of Spain and is also the capital with a rich history. As a city, Madrid combines in extraordinary form its classical past with the modern entrepreneurial drive of the present. Located in the center of the Spanish peninsula it is also a hub for may flights to and from Europe.
Madrid has attractions for virtually all types of travelers, offering everything from fun active spaces for young tourists (with great nightclubs, amusement park and shopping centers), with spaces for recreation and entertainment for kids (zoo, acuapark, Warner Park) and popular landmarks for tourists interested in making contact with various artistic expressions, and traces of different eras and cultures over the centuries merged into Spanish territory. In addition, Madrid is a city known worldwide for spaces for sports activities (the most famous building is the football stadium of Real Madrid), and cultural, politics and technologies conventions that are made throughout the year (in the Palacio de Congresos de Madrid)
To serve these purposes, there is a great range of accommodation offered by the city. Although many of the hotels can be expensive, as in all European capitals, the truth is that there are countless cheaper accommodations such as “pension” and low to mid range hostels and guest houses.
Once you check into a nice hotel Madrid offers a plethora of activities to choose from. We suggest planning several routes with itineraries that include both the center of the city and the outskirts of the city, which bear interesting attractions to enjoy. Fortunately, the Madrid Metro network and the network of surface transportation through bus, allows you to easily and quickly transported anywhere in the city or region. There is an unique ticket valid for metro or bus transportation and you can purchase it at shops located in the street called “Estancos”. If you are planning to do multiple trips by subway or bus, or if you plan to stay several weeks in Madrid, you may want to acquire in these same store monthly transportation bonds, called “BonoBus” that guarantee unlimited transfers.
Some places we suggest are:
1) Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums: If you like art in its various forms, we suggest taking the time to visit these three museums. You can find the classics of European painting in the Prado Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza, and in contrast to modern art at the Reina Sofia, with the climax of this tour, in the Guernica of Picasso access. Reduced rates are available for groups, tours and days with payment waiver of entry fee.
2) While you’re doing this tour, you can enjoy buildings such as the Tropical Park in Atocha RENFE Station, and the emblematic Neptuno Square. In addition, we suggest you approach the Buen Retiro Park, a space that was once owned by the Spanish royal family and was transferred to the Spanish people for their comfort and entertainment and offers a wide range of impressive facilities and walkways.
3) The center of the city (Sol, Opera and Sevilla metro stations) is a beautiful example of classical Madrid and is at the same time, the center of much of the business in town. From there you will have access to the Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor (Madrid Town Hall), the Opera House (surrounded by stores selling musical instruments), the Cathedral of Madrid, El Palacio Real and a large amount of construction classic city represent an interesting walk both day and night (because the dramatic lighting installed on them).
From Madrid, you can easily visit all the cities that interest you in Spain. Mainly due to the radial network of rail service in Spain (RENFE) that offers great connection with the whole country. May want to consider choosing Madrid as your starting point due to great rail connections and affordable flights. From their website (http://renfe.es) you can also plan your trip and purchase tickets.