Фотогалерея ‒ Madrid, Spain

Guide to Madrid

Virtual tour of Madrid

When in Madrid for the first time, don't rush to the museums. First, walk the streets, be sure to look at the Puerta del Sol, surrounded by buildings built in the XVIII century, and then - in Spain Square, where there is an interesting monument to Cervantes, part of which are the figures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

If you come to Madrid between March and October and are the owner of strong nerves, do not miss the opportunity to visit the bullfight. Fights are held at the famous Las Ventas arena, tickets cost from 5 EUR (the price depends on the convenience of seats and their distance from the center of the arena).

Also worth a visit are the flamenco dance shows. As a rule, they are held in restaurants, and you can enjoy the spectacle with a glass of good wine or a delicious dinner.

By the way, about food. Madrid will not leave indifferent even the most sophisticated gourmets. There are very interesting restaurants of traditional cuisine, for example, Botin, which is officially recognized as the oldest in the world (this fact is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records). Try sosido (a dish similar to meat hodgepodge), shorizo (spicy pork sausage), roast oxtail. A glass of Spanish wine will perfectly complement the taste of meat dishes.

Tips for tourists

With the Madrid Card you save not only money but also time - you won't have to stand in line for tickets. The price ranges from 47 EUR (24 hours) to 77 EUR (120 hours).
Want to save money on meals? At cafes and restaurants during the day, look for Menu del Dia - set lunches with very affordable prices.
Not all locals speak English (not hotel and restaurant staff, of course). It is worth learning a few phrases in Spanish.
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Tours to Madrid

When you take a sightseeing tour of Madrid, you'll discover that this city is not only the Spanish capital, but also the only "land" capital in Europe. A major transportation hub is concentrated here, so a trip can be booked with transfer both by plane and by bus. It all depends on what is more convenient or cheaper.

The Spanish capital intrigues travelers with its extraordinary color and is considered a true embodiment of the life of the locals. Apparently, that's why hot tours here are so popular. Due to the cultural component, vacation in Madrid will be interesting to people of different generations, of any age.

At first glance it seems that the prices for trips to Madrid bite. However, if you plan your vacation in advance or find available hot deals, the trip will be quite inexpensive.

With airfare, a week in the temperamental capital will cost about 400 EUR. If you prefer ground transportation, the cost will be half as much.

To make the best memories, you should visit Madrid on St. Lawrence Day, St. Virgin of Carmen's Day or St. Isidore's Day. Don't deny yourself the pleasure of exploring the Puerta del Sol, the Eastern Square, the Royal Palace and the Encarnación Monastery.

Interesting places in Madrid

A week is not enough time to see all the sights of Madrid. If you're only in town for a short time, book a tour or buy a bus ticket that runs along the main tourist routes. Don't forget that Madrid is recognized as one of the shopping capitals of the world, there are a lot of stores and outlets where you can replenish your closet with things from leading designers at a nice discount. Madrid's many bars and discos open their doors at night.


Travel budget

Flight ticket prices

There are direct flights between Berlin and Madrid (Air Europa, Iberia, Wizzair, Lufthansa,). Tickets cost from about 190 EUR roundtrip. Travel time is just over five hours.

The best hotels in Madrid

If you want to live in the center but have a modest budget, check out hostels - many of them are near the main attractions. They cost from 10 EUR per night in a shared room for 6-10 people. Expensive and fashionable hotels in Madrid are located in the central district, as well as in the districts of Salamanca and Chamartin. The minimum cost of a room in a 5* hotel will be about 150 EUR per night, there are suites priced from 700 EUR. In a 4* hotel you can spend the night for 60 EUR.

The cost of vacation

We recommend a trip here for travelers with any budget. Madrid is one of those cities where you can have a great vacation with a gold card or a small amount of money in your pocket. If you need to save money, stay in a hostel or an apartment with a kitchen (this way you will reduce the cost of food). It is worth buying a Madrid Card, which includes free admission to a number of popular museums, as well as a lot of discounts from project partners. The card costs 47 EUR for 24 hours, 60 EUR for 48 hours and 67 EUR for 72 hours.

The budget for a trip to Madrid
Visa Flight 250 EUR
Accommodation from 10 EUR per day Average check in a restaurant from 30 EUR
Transportation fare from 1.5 EUR Excursion from 10 EUR
Total : about 600 EUR for four days

Madrid: tips for tourists

A summary of everything a traveler needs to know. With tripmydream's selection of tips, you're 100% ready to travel to Madrid!

Visa to Madrid

No visa needed for European citizens.

Madrid Airport

Madrid-Barajas Airport is one of the five largest airports in the world. It is located 12 km from the city center and is connected to it by convenient transport links. It receives domestic and international flights and is the main airport for Iberia Airlines.

Transfer to Madrid from the airport

The metro connects all terminals to the Atocha Renfe railway station. 3 EUR is added to the regular ticket price, which depends on the zone. You can also get to the center of Madrid and neighboring cities by bus. It takes 25 minutes to get to the train station by train.

Public transportation in Madrid

Main modes of transportation: buses, metro and streetcars. The fare ranges from 1.5 to 3 EUR (depending on the zone). If you plan to use transportation extensively, it's better to buy a ticket for 10 trips (from 11.2 to 18.3 EUR). Children under 4 years old ride free of charge.

Car rental in Madrid

The cost of renting a car starts from 15 EUR, the average price is 40 EUR (includes accident insurance). The driver must be over 25 years old, and those aged between 21 and 24 may be charged an additional fee. The driver must have at least two years of driving experience.

Security in Madrid

As in any tourist city, petty theft is common in Madrid. When using transportation and in crowded places, be vigilant and keep an eye on your bags. Don't carry large sums of money, and cards are accepted almost everywhere.

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