You're going to love Madrid
Spain's capital is an extraordinary city. Culturally dynamic, bursting with creativity and exuberance, it's a haven for clubbers, music fans and art lovers. But it also has much to offer more relaxed vacationers.
Madrid is great for culture, food & sightseeing.
Try tapas, wine and other local flavors at one of Madrid’s many mercados or markets. The most well-known of these informal dining halls is Mercado San Miguel.
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Getting to Madrid
Fly into Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport and easily reach the city center in 30 minutes by metro. Just grab a Metro Zone A transport ticket and pay an airport supplement of around $5.
Median airfare by month
$455 Median airfare from US to Madrid in January
Median airfare by time before departure
$578 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
Staying in Madrid
Madrid’s city center is very walkable and choosing a neighborhood is mostly personal preference. While Sol is the most popular with tourists, for a more local experience stay in nearby Salamanca.
Median hotel rate by month
$112 Median January hotel rate
Median hotel rate by night
$111 Median Sunday hotel rate
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When in Madrid
Must-see in Madrid
Parque del Retiro
Palacio Real de Madrid
Mercado de San Miguel
Museo del Prado
Weather in Madrid
41° Average temperature in January
Eating in Madrid
What should you order while you’re in Madrid?
You may have had churros before, but you haven’t really had them until you’ve had them in Madrid. Churros con chocolate are served up hot and sugar-dusted with a side of hot chocolate (not the beverage, although you can drink it) for dipping.
What you’ll expect to pay (USD)
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service