Madrid Part One: Madrid Attractions

Madrid, the capital of Spain is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. One can spend time visiting the museums, watching flamenco or bull fight, admiring the beautiful architecture of the city or strolling in one of the many parks in the city. Below is some of the useful information gathered during our visit to Madrid.


How to get to Madrid?

Madrid is well connected by road, rail and air with rest of Europe. The Madrid Barajas airport is situated about 13 km north east of the city center. The airport is connected with frequent buses, metro and taxi connections to the city center. Spain has an extensive rail network with Estación Atocha and Estación de Chamartín being the major train stations. Estación Sur is the main bus station in Madrid and there are regular bus services to rest of Spain and other European destinations.

How to get around Madrid?

Madrid has a well-connected network of buses and metro for sightseeing. Buses and short distance rail to neighboring cities can be ideal to plan day trips from Madrid.

When to visit Madrid?
Spring and Summer are the ideal time to visit Madrid. Our personal preference to visit Madrid is the festive Easter break .

What to see in Madrid?

Here are some of the beautiful attractions to be visited in Madrid.

Almudena Cathedral

This beautiful cathedral opposite to the Royal Palace has very beautiful interiors.

Market of San Miguel

San Miguel market is situated closer to the Plaza Mayor. This market contains a wide selection of fruits, delicacies, wines, etc.


Museo Reina Sofia

This museum contains an excellent collection of art works by Picasso and other artists.

Plaza De Cibeles

This square contains the Cibeles Palace and the beautifully sculpted fountain in the middle of the busy road.

Plaza Mayor

This 17th century square with a large bronze statue of King Philip III at the center has many shops and cafes.


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