The Capital City of Spain, Madrid is strategically located at the geographical centre of the Iberian Peninsula, 646 meters above sea level. Its old town is exemplary among major European cities, a city where modern and old Madrid lives side by side. Art and culture are central to the city way of life, home to some of the most famous museums such as the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía National Art Centre. But Madrid is not just a cultural destination. It is also a lively metropolis with many pubs, excellent restaurants, taps bars, cafes, discotheques and nightclubs open late into the night.
Two to five nights
When to go
Madrid sees perpetual sunshine and a characteristically hot temperature in the summer and fairly cold in winter. Spring and autumn are temperate with most rainfall concentrated in these seasons as well as in winter. Madrid is a year-round destination with spring as probably the best time to visit, especially April to June. But there are those that prefer the fall due to pleasant weather and fewer tourists.
• Visit historical sites and plazas; take a walking or museum tour.
• Spectacular Flamenco dance shows can be enjoyed every evening.
• Gastronomy: definitely Madrid is one of the best places in Spain to enjoy the gastronomy, the famous tapas and cañas (little glasses of beer) can be found all over. We can arrange tasting menus at the best restaurants to introduce you to typical dishes of Spain.
• Excursions to nearby historical cities like Toledo, El Escorial; visit the medieval Avila, the roman city of Segovia and much more.