About Madrid

The capital of Spain, Madrid has all that it takes to enchant anyone and sweep them off their feet. With the splendour and opulence of age-old magnificent palaces, the city elevates you to live in the royal experience. Exquisite boulevards, artistic gardens, and crisp, well-groomed plantations can cast a spell on anybody to fall in love all over again. The romance and mystique get an adrenaline rush with the never-ending football madness. Every corner of the city is eloquent and proud of its football passion. Soulful art galleries and majestic churches jeweled with intricate artwork have been preserved for generations. The city, with its allure and charisma, will keep you nostalgically captivated and smiling in content for days to follow.

 

Public Transport System

Cercanías Madrid(commuter rail services), Madrid metro, BiciMad( cycle) and the Bus system.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Efficiency: High, Cleanliness: High. Madrid has a very safe, clean, extensive and efficient pubic transportation system.

Mode & Cost of Transports

Metro Bus Ticket(can be used for around ten trips on both modes of transportation)

Per Person: 12.20 Euros

Madrid Metro: 

Per person (one trip): 1.20 Euros

Cercanías Madrid (Commuter Rail)

  • Per Person: 
    • zone 1 and 2: 1.70 Euros
    • zone 3: 1.85 Euros
    • zone 4: 2.60 Euros
    • zone 5: 3.40 Euros
    • zone 6: 4.05 Euros
    • zone 7: 5.50 Euros
    • zone Green: 8.70 Euros

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.16
Cup of Coffee USD 2.33
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.16
Rice/Kg USD 1.16
White Bread USD 1.16
Eggs (12) USD 2.33
Combo Meal USD 8.15
Fine Dining USD 46.58
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.33
Domestic Beer USD 3.49
Imported Beer USD 3.49
Bottle of Wine USD 5.82
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 5.82
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.16
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.33
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1048.05

Do(s):

  • Order churros and hot chocolate for breakfast, the Spaniards love their sweet breakfast delicacies and will treat you every chance they get.
  • Ask for portion sizes before ordering as they are known to serve larger portions.
  • Show respect inside religious establishments by not talking on mobile phones or making too much noise in sacred places.
  • During hot days, make sure to drink lots of water and wear comfortable clothes.
  • Use the country’s many navigation and transit apps to you drive around and visit the city better.
  • Purchase bundle tickets to visit several museums at a cheaper rate.
  • Purchase audio guide apps, for a smoother guide to the ancient sites in Madrid.
  • Ask specifically for tap water at restaurants, else they will serve bottled water and charge you for it.
  • Carry a copy of your ID proof at all times and keep the original documents safe in your hotel or locker.

Don’t(s):

  • Urinate in the streets. Public toilets must be used at all times.
  • Photography is restricted in certain institutions. Be wary and ask before clicking pictures.
  • Don’t wear flip flops in the street, as it is considered strange to walk around that way.
  • Don’t expect lunch to be served before 1:00 p.m. Tables at restaurants can be booked only after the specified time.
  • Don’t wear flashy jewelry or carry too much cash as it can be unsafe and might get stolen.
  • "Only fools and horses drink bottled water in Madrid", or so they say. Don’t drink bottled water. The city’s tap water is the safest and the best.

Night Life

The most exciting part of Madrid's nightlife is its buzzing food scene. From traditional food like churros to some of the best wines, the nightlife in Madrid belongs to the food enthusiasts. Known for being a nation of party lovers, the club scene does not disappoint. With several international DJs hailing from Madrid, the clubs always host the best of the best. The highlight of visiting Madrid at night is the chance to catch a glimpse of famous footballers who frequent several clubs and bars in the city. Visit places like the Salmon Guru for fresh menus, great cocktails, and unique decor. Try the Fogg Bar Birras & Cheese for a taste of the best Spanish cheese and wine, and the Del Diego Cocktail bar for some slow dancing and great shows. Madrid has an attractive nightlife and you will keep coming back for more.

 

Must See

  • Drink coffee at the cafes at Plaza Mayor.
  • Explore the artwork displayed in the many museums dotted around the city.
  • Eat at authentic restaurants and taste the world-famous sweet and savory churros.
  • Enjoy the best flamenco shows in Madrid.
  • Go for a wine tasting tour at some of the internationally renowned Michelin restaurants.
  • Drive through the scenic views of the countryside far from the bustling city.
  • Watch a football match and cheer for Real Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium.
  • Visit Cero del Tio Pio for amazing views and enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Experiences

  • Check out the stadiums of football clubs
  • Attenda Flamenco dance shows
  • Check out the tomatino festival
  • Visit El-Rastro, one of the largest flea markets
  • Feast on the local cuisine
  • Wine tasting

Activities

Golf La Moraleja
Golf
Paseo de la Marquesa Viuda de Aldama, 50, 28109 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
19.6 kms
Casino Gran Via
Casino
Calle Gran Vía, 24, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
1.9kms
Club de Golf Retamares
Golf
Calle Aldebarán, 71, 28130 Alalpardo, Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
39.9 kms
Club de Golf Olivar de la Hinojosa
Golf
Vía Dublín, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
16.1 kms
A. D. Esperanza
Soccer club
28-32, Calle de Andorra, 28043 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
10.8 kms
V de Vegas
Casino
Calle Caunedo, 4, 28037 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
8.3 kms
Segway Madrid - Segwayfun
Safari
Calle de las Huertas, 39, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
1.7 kms
Urban Beach Madrid
Beach
Calle de Agastia, 115, 28043 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
9.1kms
School Golf Federation of Madrid
Golf
Carretera de La Coruña, Km 7, Parque Deportivo Puerta de Hierro, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
13.5 kms
Rayo Vallecano de Madrid S.A.D.
Soccer club
Calle del Payaso Fofó, 5, 28018 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
5.1 kms
Madrid Zoo Aquarium
Zoo
Casa de Campo, s/n, 28011 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
12.1 kms
Ski Madrid Beach Madrid
Beach
Centro Comercial Coronado, Calle Cañadilla, 6, 28231 Las Rozas, Spain
Distance From City Center
24.4 KMS
Golf Negralejo
Golf
Carr. de Mejorada, km 2, 5, 28522 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
17.8 kms
Casino Gran Madrid Colón
Casino
Paseo de Recoletos, 37 - 41, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
2.1 kms
Getafe CF
Soccer club
Av. Teresa de Calcuta, s/n, 28903 Getafe, Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
12.9 kms
Escuela de Fútbol y Baloncesto Club Altamira
Soccer club
Calle de Martínez Izquierdo, 72, 28028 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
4.7 kms

Shopping

Sala Moda
Shopping Malls
Av. del General Perón, 38-40, 28020 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
7.7 kms from city center
Junbo Market
Shopping Malls
Calle del Conde Duque, 44, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.1 ms
San Miguel Market
Shopping Malls
Plaza de San Miguel, s/n, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
600 meters
Slow Market
Shopping Malls
Calle de la Ruda, 8, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
0.2 Kms
Casa Postal
Antique Markets
Calle Libertad, 37, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
2.1 kms
Zugasti Antiques
Antique Markets
Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores, 10, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.6 kms
Adelita Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Calle del Espíritu Santo, 23, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
4.1 kms
El Rastro
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.6 kms
El Arco Artesanía
Handicrafts and Souviners
Plaza Mayor, 9, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.3kms
Madrid souvenirs
Handicrafts and Souviners
Calle de la Montera, 19, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.3kms
ZINGS Taurine and souvenirs shop in Madrid Spain
Handicrafts and Souviners
Calle de Alcalá, 231, 28028 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
3.9 kms
Sala Moda
Shopping Malls
Av. del General Perón, 38-40, 28020 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
7.7 kms
Centro Comercial La Vaguada
Shopping Malls
Av. de Monforte de Lemos, 36, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
14 kms
Centro Comercial Príncipe Pío
Shopping Malls
Paseo de la Florida, 2, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
7.2 kms
Plenilunio
Shopping Malls
Calle Aracne, s / n, 28022 Madrid, Spain
Distance From City Center
15.2 kms
  • Football merchandise
  • Ceramic dinnerware painted with brushstrokes and abstract designs.
  • Fancy hats, perfect for long walks out in the sun.
  • Saffron
  • Alpergatas (shoes)
  • Pearls
  • Olive oils
  • Fans painted in beautiful pastel colours that reflect Spanish seasons and art.
  • Porcelain, ceramic and metal miniatures.
  • Chocolate con churros for all those who crave for the traditional churros dipped in hot chocolate, Spanish style.
  • Paella, a staple rice dish in Spain.

Official Language

Spanish

Other Language

Basque, Catalan, and Galician

Spoken Language

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

3.2 (Millions)

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Weather

Few Clouds 20.69°C

TimeZone

20:09 PM (GMT +02:00)

 

Ambulance

112

 

Police

112

 

Electric socket

Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport - MAD

Airport Name / IATA Code

Cuatro Vientos Airport - ECV

Best time to visit

September, October, November (fall) or March, April and May (spring) - The temperatures dip during this time making long walks in the city comfortable. You can experience the Autumn Festival in Madrid during this time.

Moderate time to visit

December, January, and February - Winters are harsh but the prices of hotels are considerably low. If you love cold weather, this is an ideal time to visit.

Worst time to visit

June, July and August (summers) - Some days are unbearably hot where temperatures can reach up to 39 °C. Touring the city can be tiring and uncomfortable. If you are used to hot climates and don't mind sweating it out, this is not a bad time to visit.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 2.65

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 1.05

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 20.50

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