Destinations

Madrid

See fantastic collections of European art at the El Prado or Reina Sofía museums. Journey through its history with a tour of its beautiful architectural heritage. Enjoy the tastiest tapas in any of its picturesque districts or go shopping on the iconic Gran Vía. The only thing that’s impossible here is getting bored.

A taste of the cultural and architectural heritage

Having “churro” fritters with chocolate for breakfast near the iconic Puerta del Sol is a great way to start exploring Madrid. At mid-morning, try a squid baguette in the Plaza Mayor, the heart of the ancient Madrid de los Austrias. And when lunchtime approaches, visit San Miguel Market, a meeting point for people who love good food. Take an afternoon nap in the beautiful El Retiro Park and then later some shopping on Gran Vía or walking around Puerta de Alcalá. At sunset, it’s tough to choose the place to go to taste the famous tapas: Malasaña, Chueca, the Barrio de las Letras, Salamanca or La Latina. Where do you start?

Currency
The currency used is the euro. Credit card payment is accepted in most places.
Language
The official language is Spanish. People who work with the general public tend to speak other languages such as English, German or French.
Internet
Public buildings and the main streets and squares in the city have free Internet access.
Weather
The climate is continental, dry and sunny. It has fairly extreme temperatures, very hot in summer and cold in winter.

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