Madrid is the capital city of Spain, and is located almost exactly in the geographical centre of the Iberian Peninsula. Madrid is the largest city in Spain and has a population (city) of 3.228 million (July 2005) and 5.843 million (metropolitan area). Madrid is best known for its great cultural and artistic heritage, a good example of which is the El Prado museum. Madrid also boasts some of the liveliest nightlife in the world.

Hotels in Madrid

Confortel Atrium Score 8.3 from 199 reviews
Emilio Vargas, 3-5 8.3/10
The hotel features 5 conference rooms, covering 380 m². ... more
Hostal La Plata Score 7.375 from 118 reviews
Gran Ví­a, 15 - 4B 7.38/10
A nice hostal located in the center of Madrid where you will enjoy the great location and the great attention of Garrido´s family. A hidden treasure in the heart of Madrid! ... more
Hostal Parajas Score 7.65 from 301 reviews
Fúcar, 10 7.65/10
The hotel’s rooms are exterior facing and enjoy views. They also have an en-suite bathroom. ... more
Sunotel Amaral Score 8.025 from 210 reviews
General Varela, 37 8.03/10
The hotel offers a buffet breakfast, a snack bar, a meeting room for celebrations or for business meetings, a garden with a sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel has its own private car park, located in the hotel’s main building. ... more
Tryp Alondras Score 7.475 from 168 reviews
José Abascal, 8 7.48/10
Connecting and non-smoking rooms are available on request and subject to availability. ... more
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Toledo, El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen 9 hours

Toledo, El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen

Travel south of Madrid approximately 44 miles (71 kilometers) to the glorious city of Toledo, the capital of Spain in medieval times and setting for the famous paintings of El Greco. Towering towards the sky of Castile, surrounded by the river Tajo, the city is a National Monument to Spain's art, history and spirituality.

Throughout the town you can appreciate the different architectural styles of Arabic, Mudejar Gothic and Renaissance whilst walking through its charming narrow and steeped streets. A guide will accompany you on a visit to the outside of the Cathedral which is an outstanding example from the Spanish Gothic period.

You will also visit the St. Tome Church where the masterpiece from El Greco is located "The Burial from the Lord of Orgaz", The Synagogue from Sta. Ma La Blanca, St. Juan of the King and a gothic style monastery. You will spend 2 to 3 hours in Toledo.

El Escorial Monastery, founded by Philip II in the 16th Century, is the largest Spanish building of the Renaissance. It was originally built to provide a place where the King could live the life of a monk whilst ruling the Spanish Empire. Enjoy a guided tour (including entrance fees) of the Austria's Palace, Kings Pantheon, Infants Pantheon, Capitular Rooms and the Basilica.

Located only 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) north of El Escorial lies the Valley of the Fallen, a vast Basilica excavated inside of the mountain, on top of which looms a gigantic granite monument. This majestic cross was built by General Franco to remember the dead of Spain's Civil War. The entire complex is surrounded by a landscape of unique beauty. Enjoy a guided tour inside the Basilica.

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Catedral de La Almudena

Catedral de La Almudena

The Cathedral of the Almudena lies besides the Palacio Real forming a unit. It was built by popular subscription and the works lasted more than 100 years.

It is worth visiting both the cathedral and the crypt (by a door in the south wall).

type:Churches and Cathedrals
tel:91 542 22 00

Madrid Card 1, 2 or 3 days

Madrid Card

The hectic pace of the Madrid business world co-exists alongside an infinite number of possibilities for leisure and fun. Billboards are overflowing with opera, theatre, musical comedies and flamenco shows, which are complemented by music and dance festivals in the summer and the autumn.

The tempting pleasures of eating and shopping join those of the nightlife of a city which is famous for being one of the liveliest in the world due to its ever-increasing leisure offer and especially to the happy and easy-going lifestyle of Madrid's citizens.


  • Access to the entire cultural offer in and around Madrid. Free admission to more than 40 of the main museums
  • As many journeys as you wish on the hop on / hop off Touristic Bus Madrid Vision Bus
  • All guided walked tours from Discover Madrid Program
  • Santiago Bernabeu guided walking tour
  • Madrid Amusement Park (valid for 72 hours ), Zoo-Aquarium, Cable Card, Faunia Theme Park and Imax Cinema
  • In addition, you will be able to enjoy considerable discounts in shops, restaurants, shows and leisure centers for adults and children.

Buy your Madrid Card before June 30, 2007 and receive a free drink and tapa at Museo del Jamon - BOOK NOW!

Every card comes with a FREE guidebook with helpful information on the establishments associated with the card, as well as a city map - BOOK NOW!

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Park de Berlin

This park is decorated with various sculptures made by stones from the former Berlin wall.
It's a nice location to go for a little walk or relax if you live in the neighbourhood - but expecting a tourist attraction you might be disappointed.


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