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

  • 90%


    one of the European cities every European should visit.

    Madrid is full or Spanish chain fast food resturants that either have several branches in Madrid or one branch in each large Spanish city.Instead of being a bore and eating at a local resturant every day.. go to these and enjoy life.

    Insider Tip:enjoy

  • 50%


    Lovely city

    Lovely city with lots to do and look at. We didn't even manage all the tourist attractions in our 3 days there!

    Insider Tip:Recommend going on the tour bus the first day to get your grips with where things are. Metro is very easy to use and very good connections to everywhere. Don't go to the Aquapolis water park expect if you have small children. VERY TINY water park. Only 3 main slides it's small, more of a swimming pool than a water park.

  • 100%



    You can see everything in days, its a very nice city, so beautiful with their buildings, people always friendly. Perfect is the word.

  • 100%


    Beautiful city with so much to eat!

    Madrid is a beautiful city spoiling its visitors with food options. The transport system is efficient and easy to use and cam get you to where you need to go! Spanish people in Madrid are so friendly!

    Insider Tip:If you are looking to go to a bar, walking around early and there will be promoters lurking around desperate to get people int bars and clubs. You could be offered free entry plus a drink or a shot. We have been offered free entry, 2 shots plus a bottle of champagne as a group of four!

  • 80%



    Madrid has an amazing public transport system, and the trains and metro are really easy to use. Made my stay much better

    Insider Tip:Learn the metro asap

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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