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City Guide Madrid, Spain

Visiting Madrid

Located right in the centre of Spain, Madrid is a city that will suit those who like to rise early and see as much as they can in a day as well as those more accustomed to the night owl lifestyle. Art lovers won’t know where to go with three of Europe’s best art galleries located within five minutes walk of each other, while the Spanish capital also has one of the world’s most ornate palaces. After dark, once businesses close and the working Madrileños begin their trek home, another breed of Madrileños begin their trek into the city to keep Madrid’s numerous tapas restaurants, bars and clubs full until the early hours of the morning.

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Madrid City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    a little bit boring

    The capital is full of people and comparing Barcelona and Sevilla this city is a little bit boring ,but the people are nice.comfortable capital but not so good as an touristic city .

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Great atmosphere

    Madrid is certainly worth a visit. No matter if you like to visit museums, chill out in a park, watch football, enjoy good food or have a fun night out you'll have a great time.

    Insider Tip:Watch a Real Madrid game in Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Great atmosphere

    Madrid has a lot to offer. Great museums, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and lots of very good restaurants and. bars. Madrid's nightlife needs to be explored during a visit too.

    Insider Tip:Spend a night 'tapas' hopping.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    I love Madrid

    I spent only 3 days Madrid and my first impressions were very positive: beautiful city with a lot of contrasts, the richness and the feeling of the street, stunning museums, exquisite architectural monuments, beautiful and affordable shops, good food, feeling of safety (Police very presen and visiblet)

    Insider Tip:Some museums afford free admission at the evening (Prado,...).

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    “Very good location. Very good room. Very good ambiance. Very good colleagues working there.”

    I stayed here in November 2014 and it was a very good stay. The location is really good; it is very close to the metro station so navigating the city was so easy. The room was very clean and was huge! All individual beds, NO bunk beds! :D The people working there like Chrisitian and Pedro were pretty cool. Will be back hopefully, soon. Manuel

Spain: Itinerary

Madrid has something for all types of traveller – some of Europe’s best museums can be found here, while for the more party orientated traveller, the nightlife is one of the liveliest in Europe.

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