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Madrid

Introduction

Madrid is a very lively city and great for a city break. The capital of Spain, Madrid is known for its lively nightlife, its football team and its museums. Why not have two centre city break and combine with a visit to Barcelona.



Getting there

Air: Barajas International Airport is the main airport serving Madrid. You can connect to the city using the metro (line 8).

For flights to Madrid click Expedia.co.uk for great flight deals.

Rail:Rail access to the rest is Europe is possible from Madrid. Trains leave for Paris daily. Rail also connects Madrid with Barcelona. The journey time is 5 hours.

Accommodation

Madrid has a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Check out Expedia City Break Hotel Deals. Alternatively look at Hotels.com City Break Hotel Deals.

What to See and Do

Madrid's numerous attractions include the following:

Museo del Prado: This museum has one of the finest collections of art in the world and including paintings by Goya, Caravaggio, Botticelli and Rubens. If you visit on a Sunday you will get in for no charge. Bargain!

Palacio Real and Real Armorial: The Royal Palace and Royal Armoury are well worth a visit on your city break. The palace is massive and contains many works of art. The armoury is a collection of medieval weapons and armour.

Real Madrid Museum: Dedicated to the famous football club, the museum is located at the Bernabeau Stadium. The club, also known as "Los Galacticos" has been home to many of the world's greatest players, including David Beckham.

Fuencarral Market: A haven for the the fashion conscious shopper, the market is full of shops, cafe and often holds artistic events.

Getting Around

Metro: The metro is a very efficient way to get around the city. Stamp your ticket on entry. You can change as ofetn as you like while within the Metro system.

Bus: Like most cities there is an extensive bus network which will take you anywhere you want to go.

Taxi: Relatively cheap and plentiful except when its raining or Friday and Saturday nights. Official Madrid taxis are white in colour.