The capital Madrid is centrally located on the Spanish plateau, and is a true metropolis. Taste the liveliness of the city as you stroll along the large squares and wide boulevards or get to know the vibrant nightlife. The holiday homes or flats in Madrid are ideal for making a city trip to the city. Book your flight, rental car or holiday home with Belvilla easily.
From a holiday home or flat in Madrid, besides gastronomy, music and fashion, you'll find an interesting range of museums and art collections. The city has 73 museums. Admire several masterpieces in the museums of the Golden Museum Triangle: Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a real must. Lovers of modern art can visit one of the art galleries. Also special to visit is the Royal Palace, the Palacio Real. The palace is no longer inhabited, and the most important rooms in the palace as well as the gardens can be visited during your holiday in Madrid.
If all those museums are too much for you, then the 'Parque del Retiro' park is a wonderful place to relax for a while. You can strol around here, and enjoy a delicious Spanish wine on a terrace. The park itself is home to the Real Jardin Botánico (a botanical garden), two palaces and a rose garden. You will certainly not get bored in this park, because it offers plenty of entertainment, including street theatre, concerts, exhibitions and you can even be taken on a carriage ride. The park also has a lake where you can rent rowing boats. Enjoy a relaxing day outdoors from your holiday home or flat in Madrid.
The friendly atmosphere of the city can be found in the old centre of Madrid. The inner city of Madrid is characterized by a maze of cosy alleys, surprising squares and parks with beautiful palaces and fountains. The famous squares such as the fan-shaped plein de Puerta del Sol, Plaza de la Cilbeles with its famous fountains and the Plaza Mayor, where the religious and royal ceremonies used to take place, can be found here. There are plenty of tapas bars and restaurants in the city, and Madrid has a vibrant nightlife.
It's also fun to stroll around on Sunday mornings at El Rasto, Spain's largest flea market. You'll find al kinds of trinkets here, as well as beautiful antiques and contemporary fashion accessories such as handbags, shoes and jewellery. You will also find all the department stores, old shops and fashion shops together in two cosy streets in the old town. But there is much more to discover in Madrid. The touring buses and subways make it easy to go anywhere in Madrid. Discover the many districts of Madrid, each with its own character. After a busy day in the city, you can end the day with a glass of wine on the terrace of your holiday home in the Madrid region.
The Royal Palace of Madrid, El Retiro Park, Puerta del Sol, Gran Via, Temple of Debod, Crystal Palace, Centro de Arte de Reina Sofia, Fuente de Cibeles, and Mercado de San Miguel are some of the important places to visit in Madrid.
Some of the must-try activities in Madrid include:
You can take a flight, direct train or bus if you are coming to Madrid from the UK.
Cocido Madrileño, Huevos Rotos, Bocadillo de Calamares, Callos a la Madrileña, Churros con chocolate, Oreja a la Plancha and Pincho de Tortilla some of the must-try dishes in Madrid.
The best time to visit Madrid is from March to May or September to November.