Madrid City Breaks in 2014

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Marvellous Madrid

Cosmopolitan, creative and endlessly energetic, Madrid is a capital city that oozes Spanish flair. Brimming with colour, flavour and plenty of passion, Madrid’s charm is undeniable and it won’t be long before you fall in love with this charismatic Spanish capital. Explore streets of stunning Baroque and Medieval architecture, go shopping in the chic boutiques and don’t miss out on tucking into some tasty tapas! There’s some wonderful talent on display in Madrid’s world-class art galleries as well as a myriad of landmarks to seek out and photograph throughout the city. With non-stop days and a thriving nightlife, one thing’s for sure – you won’t want your Madrid city break to end!

A Charismatic Capital

Home to stylish boutique hotels, sleek apartments and cosy guesthouses, there are a plethora of central places to base yourself on a Madrid city break. Staying near Puerta del Sol will see you in the midst of it all, with the Mercado de San Miguel, Palacio Real and the beautiful Catedral de la Almudena all within walking distance. Gran Via is also a popular spot for first time visitors to base themselves. Teeming with an array of shops, tapas bars and theatres, it’s one of Madrid’s most important streets. It’s also close to the Egyptian temple remains of Templo de Debod and the wonderfully tranquil Plaza de España.

Madrid’s surrounding area also offers a wealth of accommodation options, including a vast number of luxurious 5-star hotels. For those who want to soak up all the life and energy of Madrid from a calming, tranquil location, the surrounding regions offer the very best of both worlds.

Tapas, Culture and Nightlife

If there’s one thing a Madrid city break can offer in spades, it is artistic flare. From the talents of locals such as Goya and Velazquez to the proudly-displayed works of Picasso, Dali and Miro in the city’s numerous galleries, it is impossible not to be caught up the artistic vibe that flows through Madrid. The Museo del Prado is one of the most important museums in Madrid to see the highlights, while the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia hosts an incredible number of art-world classics, including Picasso’s renowned masterpiece of Spanish history, Guernica.

Madrid’s structural beauty cannot be understated. Imposing buildings of romantic, Baroque filigree, gothic and medieval influences are sprinkled throughout the city, creating a dramatic skyline and beautiful vistas. Wander the streets and take it all in – you will definitely need a camera!

The full force of Madrid’s fabulous, fun-loving personality is unleashed as the sun sets. After dining in style at one of the city’s experimental fusion restaurants, or sampling more humble portions of traditional tapas, its time to hit the town. Madrid’s nightlife is nothing short of legendary and you’ll find a myriad of nightlife hotspots to enjoy drinks and dancing. With eccentric cocktail bars, glamorous clubs and buzzing live music venues, sleeping on your Madrid city break is simply a waste of time!

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Spanish (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Madrid-Barajas International
Flight time: 2 hours 10 minutes

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