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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.

Hacker Tip

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.
Puerta del Sol Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Plaza Mayor
6.55 million
city in Spain
Euro equals $1 USD
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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
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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

Trending Madrid hotels

The Westin Palace, Madrid The Westin Palace, Madrid
9.0 Excellent | $197+
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Barceló Emperatriz Barceló Emperatriz
9.1 Excellent | $141+
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When in Madrid

Must-see in Madrid

Parque del Retiro
Parque del Retiro
Palacio Real de Madrid
Palacio Real de Madrid
Mercado de San Miguel
Mercado de San Miguel
Museo del Prado
Museo del Prado

Weather in Madrid

Average Temperature (°F)
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)

Cheap meal
A beer
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service

Where to eat in Madrid

Golfo De Bizkaia Madrid Golfo De Bizkaia Madrid
Tapas/pequeños platos
4.1 Excellent
Hasta 30 €
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Sagardi Castellana Sagardi Castellana
4.8 Excellent
Entre 31 y 50 €
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Ramon Freixa Madrid Ramon Freixa Madrid
4.4 Excellent
$ 51 € o más
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