Madrid Travel Guide


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Plan Your Madrid Vacation

Madrid—the Spanish capital since 1561—celebrates itself and life in general around the clock. A vibrant crossroads, Madrid has an infectious appetite for art, music, and epicurean pleasure, and it's turned into a cosmopolitan, modern urban center while fiercely preserving its traditions.


Madrid Hotels

Madrid kicked off the new millennium with a hotel boom, and the last decade has seen its number of hotel rooms nearly... read more


Madrid Restaurants

Spain in general has become a popular foodie pilgrimage, and Madrid showcases its strengths with a cornucopia of cuisine,... read more


Madrid Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Madrid

    Hit the Centro Histórico: The Plaza Mayor on any late night when it's almost empty is the place that best evokes the glory of... Read more

  • Eating and Drinking Well in Madrid

    Spain's capital draws the finest cuisine, from seafood to rice dishes, from all over the Iberian Peninsula, but Madrid's most authentic... Read more

  • A Good Walk: Old Madrid

    Stroll around Puerta del Sol for a look at Madrid's oldest buildings, bustling taverns, and quiet cobblestone alleys. Allow about two... Read more

  • The Events of May 2

    In 1808 Carlos IV ruled Spain, a king more interested in hunting than in the duties attached to government. The king delegated power to... Read more

  • Lodging Alternatives

    If you want a home base that's roomy enough for a family and comes with cooking facilities, consider a furnished rental. These can save... Read more

  • Summer Terraces

    Madrid is blazing hot in the late spring and summer, but madrileños have a relentless yearning for nightlife. As a result, the city... Read more

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