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

  • 50%


    bed bugs

    staff was very nice but we had a bad incident of BED BUGS we only stayed one night and we payed very little but after we had to buy medicine for bed bugs so we were very sad and dissapointed about the place. room 2 bed 6 pls change it!!!

    Insider Tip:staff is so nice!

  • 90%


    Madrid, Spain

    The city is huge and the sites are amazing. Go to the Prado museum and the Park. Absolutely worth it. The city itself was kinda dirty. Reminded me of L.A. but the buildings and the culture made up for it. I would recommend it to anyone!

    Insider Tip:Metro will take you anywhere you need to go. Even the airport

  • 90%


    Very nice!

    Nice european arquitecture, excellent food for good price, good deals at clothing stores, it was raining always!! haha

  • 80%


    good in general

    Cheap prices for beers, fruits and food especially in markets. Sol plaza is the center of Madrid so if you visit Madrid, go there first and set a price criteria for foods. Bernabeu tour will be amazing if you're a football fan. weather was nice. not too cold considering it was January. Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Museo Nacional del Prado were both less than disappointing in my point of view. Saw a thief at plaza Mayor Beware of gypsies Too many smokers

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  • 80%


    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 .

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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