Madrid

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

Regente Hotel Score 7.65 from 353 reviews
Mesonero Romanos, 9 7.65/10
The Hotel Regente offers excellent value in a fantastic location, near Madrid's Puerta del Sol. Bedrooms at the Regente are comfortable, with light and modern décor. They are all en suite, and have air conditioning and TV. The hotel also has a café, bar and meeting room. From the hotel, it is a short walk from the Descalzas Reales Monastery and the Royal Palace. There are many shops, theatres and museums nearby. The Regente Hotel is also well-situated to travel around the city. Callao metro station is just 100 metres from the hotel. ... more
 
Suites Kris Aeropuerto Score 8.275 from 2243 reviews
Campezo, 8 8.28/10
The Suites Kris offers a 24-hour free shuttle service to nearby Barajas Airport and free transfer to IFEMA. It has a garden and a swimming pool, open seasonally. The airport transfer service leaves every 30 minutes from 05:00 until 14:00 and from 16:00 until 02:00 and every 1 hour at other times. The IFEMA Congress Centre is only 1 km away. There is free Wi-Fi in all public areas and rooms. The Kris Suites have a spacious living room with a flat-screen TV. They are all soundproofed. Express breakfast is offered before early departures, from 03:00 until 07:00. The café-bar is open from 11:00 until 03:00. The restaurant serves daily menus and Mediterranean cuisine. Drinks and snacks are available 24 hours a day from the vending machines. The large Plenilunio Shopping centre is a short walk away. El Capricho Metro Station offers access to the city centre and is within 1 kilometre. Other useful facilities are free use of computers in the lobby. There is a cash machine onsite. ... more
 
Sercotel Gema Fuenlabrada Score 7.775 from 107 reviews
Valparaiso, 12 7.78/10
Set just 2 minutes from the metro and perfectly placed for visiting both Madrid and the Warner Bros Theme Park, this value-for-money hotel offers facilities such as free Wi-Fi. Enjoy comfort and convenience at the Sercotel Gema Fuenlabrada, whose spacious rooms are air conditioned and have a practical work desk. Kick start your day with a coffee out on the Sercotel Gema Fuenlabrada's lovely terrace. You can rent a car or take the nearby metro for a day out in Madrid or one of the many nearby leisure facilities, such as the Xanadú ski centre. There is also a tour desk/ticket service, where you can plan your day down to the last detail. After a day out, you can relax your body at the Sercotel Gema Fuenlabrada's gym. At night, get some reading or work done at the hotel's reading room, or head back to your room to chat with your friends online. ... more
 
Abba Madrid Score 8.325 from 201 reviews
Avenida de América, 32 8.33/10
The restaurant is open from 13:00 until 16:00 for lunch and 20:30 until 23:00 for dinner. The bar is open from 08:00 until 01:30. ... more
 
 Apartamentos Tirso de Molina Score 7.35 from 135 reviews
Calvario, 6 7.35/10
Each of the apartments has a bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. They have 45 m2 floor area. ... more
 
More hotels in Madrid

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
address:Bailen
tel:91 542 22 00


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.

type:Hotspots


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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Two Day Cordoba and Seville 2 days / 1 night

Plaza de Espana, Seville

Built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville displays a rich Arab legacy. Every street and square that makes up the historic quarter of the Andalusian capital bursts with joy and activity. This area has an interesting collection of historic buildings, many of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and also contains colorful districts with great popular flavor, such as Triana and La Macarena.

Situated deep in Andalucia, Cordoba is a mixture of history and modernity. This ancient city, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a living legacy of the diverse cultures that settled in it throughout history. To take a stroll through the historic quarter of Cordoba is to discover a beautiful network of small streets, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards arranged around the Mosque Cathedral, which reflects the importance of the city during medieval times.

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