Madrid, Spain

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, as well as the capital of the autonomous community of the same name (Comunidad de Madrid). The population of the city is roughly... more

Madrid, Spain

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, as well as the capital of the autonomous community of the same name (Comunidad de Madrid). The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million with a metro area population of almost 6.5 million. 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.

The climate of Madrid is continental; mainly dry and quite extreme at times. Madrid sees perpetual sunshine and a characteristically hot and dry summer, and a fairly cold winter with frequent frosts during the night and the occasional snowfall. Spring and autumn are mild with the most rainfall concentrated in these seasons. Spring and autumn are definitely the best times to visit, especially the months of April, May, June, September and October. There is very little rainfall during summer and also less rainfall during winter. During winter snow occurs sporadically; however, snowfall usually lasts only for a few days, but there is abundant snowfall in the adjacent mountain ranges nearby.

The culture of Madrid was dominated by its Royal history, centre of the Spanish Empire. The Royal Palace, big places and buildings used by the Spanish Monarchy, enormous cathedrals and churches are plentiful in Madrid, as well as medieval architecture, although nowadays Madrid is just as much a cosmopolitan city as Berlin or London, full of new architecture, lifestyle and culture.

Madrid is a relatively safe city. The police are visible, and the city is equipped with cameras. There are always a lot of people in the streets, even at night time, so you can walk across the city generally without fear. Travelers who remain aware of their surroundings, and keep an eye on their belongings should have little to worry about..

Places near Madrid

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Excellence in service and in food in order to delight our customers. These are our guiding principles at Restaurant Santceloni. We bring you the best culinary traditions, techniques and produce so that you can enjoy a memorable gourmet experience. I...

Vegetarian and macrobiotic food restaurant with daily menu and ecomenu.

Since 1998, the restaurant "La Terraza del Casino" , has the advice of Ferran Adria through which the kitchen of this establishment has become one of the most innovative hospitality industry-Madrid without losing, so , its brilliant tradition: the s...

  O’pazo was opened in 1969 and quickly earned a spot in the thriving dining Madrid, till the point of being one of the few restaurants that was rewared with a Michelin Red Guide star in it first edition to Spain. In 1981 it was acquired by Evar...

More than three decades defending an original, robust and flavourful cuisine.

El Bodegón is considered one of the best restaurants in Madrid, able to perfectly combine the forefront of haute cuisine with traditional flavors of our cuisine.

Founded in 1725, Restaurante Botin is the world's oldest restaurant according to the Guiness Book of Record and is a benchmark in traditional cuisine in Madrid.

This family restaurant located in the center of Madrid, is still cooking traditional recipes since 1870, in order to serve the best Castillian cuisine to its customers. LA BOLA tabern is well-know for its top quality products, its lively ambiance as...

  La Barraca was founded over 75 years ago and continues to this day to delight diners with succulent dishes, where rice, often a simple side dish, becomes the essential feature, creating a fusion of flavour and offering a delicate balance of te...

  Los Galayos Bar and Restaurant was founded in 1894, is located, in the center of Madrid, right in the Plaza Mayor. This restaurant knew to mix the traditional cooking with a little bit of the modern, the result was tradition and efficiency. ...

The Roof is a rooftop terrace flaunting the most spectacular views of the city. Whisked up from the ground floor in a private elevator, hotel guests and the public alike can experience The Roof terrace bar where the people are as vibrant as the unob...

Located in the Malasana neighborhood, Tupperware is a pop culture themed alternative rock bar that is popular among Madrid's twentysomething crowd. Tupperware's resident and guest DJs spin mostly rock and pop music that run the gamut from yesterday'...

  In the center of Madrid, one of Europe's most iconic rooms. In an excellent position, located in the triangle of art between Bornemisa Thyssen, the Prado museum and the Reina Sofia contemporary art. With seven independent plants, the Teatr...

A live jazz music club and bar in the Huertas neighborhood, Café Central is well known both inside and outside the Spanish capital for the high quality of its performers and sessions. 

A stone's throw away from the Puerta del Sol and open every night of the year, the Joy Eslava theater is part nightclub and part venue with regular dance sessions as well as occasional live shows and concerts of varying musical styles.

A flamenco theater and restaurant, Casa Patas is the best place to see flamenco dance and music performances in Madrid. The well known flamenco theater books dancers and musicians from Madrid as well as southern Spain.

Hosting regular scheduled concerts that represent different musical styles from Spain and abroad, but the venue's main acts are focused around Metal rock groups.

  Take a delicious Bourbon cocktail before dinner, a specialty coffee Violeta to relax after work, or a gin and tonic made ​​of G-Vine with green apple at night.    Have endless possibilities, all delicious!

Things do to in Madrid

The venue hosts March to October the bullfighting season. On dates not provided for the celebration of bullfighting hosts concerts and other large events.

The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection,...

Parque del Retiro

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El Retiro Park is part of the city´s historical heritage and botanical patrimony inherited from past centuries. Once a recreation area for the Royal Family, it has become a very popular park and is central to the city´s image.

The Plaza Mayor was built during the Habsburg period and is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is located only a few Spanish blocks away from another famous plaza, the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape, measuring ...

  The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Spain, which he used in the ceremonies of state, but does not dwell on it.   The origin of the castle dates back to the ninth century when the Muslim kingd...

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers visitors an overview of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century. In the nearly one thousand works on display, visitors can contemplate the major periods and schools of western pictorial art Such as the...

The house of Lope de Vega, paradoxically situated in the street named after Cervantes, was built in the 16th century. Don Félix Lope de Vega acquired the building in 1610 and lived there until his death, in 1635. From this time until the 19th centur...

The Plaza de Cibeles is a square with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid. Plaza de Cibeles was originally named Plaza de Madrid, but in 1900, the City Council named it ...

Named after Spain's current queen and housed in a former 18th century hospital, the Reina Sofia Museum features an impressive collection of 20th century and contemporary art with an emphasis on Spanish artists. 

The Monastery of Barefoot Royals, in Madrid, occupies the old palace where Charles I and Isabella of Portugal, where he was born, in 1535, their daughter, Jane. This, and widow of Prince of Portugal, founded in 1557 this barefoot Franciscan convent....

Madrid Nightlife

The Roof is a rooftop terrace flaunting the most spectacular views of the city. Whisked up from the ground floor in a private elevator, hotel guests and the public alike can experience The Roof terrace bar where the people are as vibrant as the unob...

Located in the Malasana neighborhood, Tupperware is a pop culture themed alternative rock bar that is popular among Madrid's twentysomething crowd. Tupperware's resident and guest DJs spin mostly rock and pop music that run the gamut from yesterday'...

  In the center of Madrid, one of Europe's most iconic rooms. In an excellent position, located in the triangle of art between Bornemisa Thyssen, the Prado museum and the Reina Sofia contemporary art. With seven independent plants, the Teatr...

A live jazz music club and bar in the Huertas neighborhood, Café Central is well known both inside and outside the Spanish capital for the high quality of its performers and sessions. 

A stone's throw away from the Puerta del Sol and open every night of the year, the Joy Eslava theater is part nightclub and part venue with regular dance sessions as well as occasional live shows and concerts of varying musical styles.

A flamenco theater and restaurant, Casa Patas is the best place to see flamenco dance and music performances in Madrid. The well known flamenco theater books dancers and musicians from Madrid as well as southern Spain.

Hosting regular scheduled concerts that represent different musical styles from Spain and abroad, but the venue's main acts are focused around Metal rock groups.

  Take a delicious Bourbon cocktail before dinner, a specialty coffee Violeta to relax after work, or a gin and tonic made ​​of G-Vine with green apple at night.    Have endless possibilities, all delicious!

Madrid Dining

Excellence in service and in food in order to delight our customers. These are our guiding principles at Restaurant Santceloni. We bring you the best culinary traditions, techniques and produce so that you can enjoy a memorable gourmet experience. I...

Vegetarian and macrobiotic food restaurant with daily menu and ecomenu.

Since 1998, the restaurant "La Terraza del Casino" , has the advice of Ferran Adria through which the kitchen of this establishment has become one of the most innovative hospitality industry-Madrid without losing, so , its brilliant tradition: the s...

  O’pazo was opened in 1969 and quickly earned a spot in the thriving dining Madrid, till the point of being one of the few restaurants that was rewared with a Michelin Red Guide star in it first edition to Spain. In 1981 it was acquired by Evar...

More than three decades defending an original, robust and flavourful cuisine.

El Bodegón is considered one of the best restaurants in Madrid, able to perfectly combine the forefront of haute cuisine with traditional flavors of our cuisine.

Founded in 1725, Restaurante Botin is the world's oldest restaurant according to the Guiness Book of Record and is a benchmark in traditional cuisine in Madrid.

This family restaurant located in the center of Madrid, is still cooking traditional recipes since 1870, in order to serve the best Castillian cuisine to its customers. LA BOLA tabern is well-know for its top quality products, its lively ambiance as...

  La Barraca was founded over 75 years ago and continues to this day to delight diners with succulent dishes, where rice, often a simple side dish, becomes the essential feature, creating a fusion of flavour and offering a delicate balance of te...

  Los Galayos Bar and Restaurant was founded in 1894, is located, in the center of Madrid, right in the Plaza Mayor. This restaurant knew to mix the traditional cooking with a little bit of the modern, the result was tradition and efficiency. ...