If you are ready to feel the Spanish wind hitting your face at the capital city of Madrid, then it is time to purchase low price flight tickets through Pegasus. Enjoy the economic Madrid, Spain flights to explore Europe’s leading culture, art, and shopping heart. You can also watch a real Madrid soccer game at Santiago Bernabéu with your naked eyes.
Madrid is a pleasant tourism city with its wide streets, narrow roads and beautiful cafes and restautants. The impressive architecture in the city surrounded by walls creates the image of an open-air musesum and creates the feelings of respect and wonder in all its visitors. It keeps its dignity as the capital and reflects the pride of having been home to great artists of history while trying to keep up with its young population. Madrid has a magical influence that will make you experience complicated yet beautiful feelings. Madrid is also a football city. Being the hometown of some of the biggest football teams of the world like Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, Madrid is always in a competition with Barcelona, which is another big city of Spain. When you start looking for some souvenirs, you'll come across products that symbolize Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid the most.
Attractions in Madrid
- Plaza Mayor de Madrid (Plaza Mayor): Come explore this three story building with interesting balconies, surrounded in a U shape. Plaza Mayor de Madrid is one of the main squares and touristic places.
- Puerta del Sol (Gate of the Sun): Widely regarded as the centre of Spain, symbols of this colourful square of shopping is the Casa de Correos Clock Tower and a sculpture of a bear eating leaves off a strawberry tree (El Oso y El Madrano).
- Museo del Prado (Prado Museum): This is the world-famous museum and art gallery of Madrid. This collection consists of thousands of paintings, drawings, engravings, coins, and medallions that stand out with its wide range of art pieces. This fabulous museum where world famous painters’ works are exhibited is visited by nearly 3 million visitors every year.
What to Eat in Madrid
- Tapas: As the most famous snack of Madrid, Tapas, are generally made of sea foods and various sauces.
- Paella: A special kind of pilaf with sea foods, mushrooms, and meat are mixed; Paella will have you experience a different but tasty dish.
- Gallinejas and Entresijos: Made of confit lamb meat, these dishes definitely exist in the best restaurants in Madrid.
- Cava Baja: Where the best dinner places are situated; you can find the best tapas-makers in the city here.
- Gran Via: On this most famous street of Madrid you can visit restaurants and cafes that offer mouth-pleasing dishes.
- Chueca: The most colourful bars and the most delicious drinks of Madrid nightlife can be found in Chueca.
Besides being in the hot Mediterranean Region and having the sedateness of being the capital, Madrid will welcome you with its glorious architecture and comfortable lifestyle.
Transportation in Madrid
In Madrid, there is a well-developed public transportation system. Madrid has the second longest metro lines in Europe. Other usable transportation options are the city buses, commuter trains, and taxis.
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After landing at Barajas Airport, which is one of the big airports of Europe, after a cheap flight to Madrid with Pegasus Airlines, you can receive your car and start a comfortable trip in the city if you've used the car rental service.
Drivers are very careful about traffic rules in Madrid like in many other European countries. That's why you can be sure that you'll have a comfortable drive here while renting a car.
If you don't want to rent a car, you can reach the metro simply by using the escalators without leaving the airport and reach every corner of the city with transfers. The metro line is very wide but it's very complicated as well. It'll be useful to know exactly at which stops you'll get on and off the metro.
Being one of the famous fashion cities of Spain, Madrid has many alternatives from shopping centers to famous boutiques on streets or shops of young designers who haven't been discovered yet. Another thing Madrid is famous for is vintage stores where you can find second hand products. If you have clothes you don't wear, you can bring them here and exchange with other things. Of course, Madrid's fame for second hand is not limited to stores.One shouldn't forget about the second hand markets. It's possible to find all kinds of products from old clothes to antiques in El Rastro, which is set up on Sundays.
- Gra Via - You can find anything your looking for to buy on Gra Via, which is one of the widest streets of Spain. There are Spain branches of world brands here. Even though they are world brands not all products are sent to all branches. Take a look at them just in case. Address: Gran Via, Madrid
- Calle de Barquillo - There are special boutiques where you can find different and chic products on Barquillo Street. It's also a good idea to take a look at other streets that cross the main street. Out of nowhere, you may find yourself buying a fancy dress for special days from these boutiques. Address: Calle de Barquiloo, Madrid
- Calle Valerde - Valerde street is famous for its vintage boutiques. If you're interested in different textures of the past, it's a good idea to take a look at the boutiques on this street. Address: Calle Valerde, Madrid
- Calle Toledo - Toledo Street is one of the streets where you can find souvenirs in Madrid. You'll especially love espadrilles, which are unique to Spain. Address: Calle Toledo, Madrid
- Mercado de San Anton - El Mercado de San Anton, which is located on Chueca - another famous street of Madrid, is a marketplace that is out of the ordinary. There are fresh vegetables, fruits and tapas' on the first two floor of this 3 floored market. On the top floor, there are places to eat and drink. Address: C/ Augusto Figueroa, 24, Madrid, İspanya
Food and Drink in Madrid
Madrid is one of the cities you won't have any problems about foods and drinks. In Madrid, where you'll taste the unique tastes of Spanish cuisine with their unique presentations, there are also worldwide known restaurant chains. Meals can be a bit different in Spain than you're used to. At the hours when most people eat dinners, they prefer tapas, which are snacks made of different ingredients, with starter drinks. Dinner is eaten at much later hours. You don't have to adapt to these hours but don't be surprised if you see that the restaurant you walk in for a dinner is empty.
- Casa Lucio - Casa Lucio is a restaurant where you can taste the most important delicacies of traditional Spanish cuisine. You can taste Spanish kitchens' must-haves like paella (rice with seafood) and sopa de ajo (garlic soup) accompanied by sangria (red wine with fruits). Address: Calle Cava Baja, 35, 28005 Madrid
- Delic - Being one of the warmest restaurants on the streets of Madrid, Delic will draw your attention with its delicious menu as much as its genuine atmosphere. A dessert you'll choose from the desserts menu and a coffee will help you get rid of all the weariness of the day. Address: Costanilla de San Andrés 14, Madrid
- El Tigre - El Tigre, that is located in Chueca which is one of the most luxurious neighbourhoods of Madrid, is an enjoyable place to eat tapas. You can enjoy your food with a beer or sangria you'll get on the side of tapas, which are mezzes served in small portions. Address: Calle Infantas 30, Madrid
- Museo del Jamón - Offering a delicious alternative for on-the-run foods, Museo del Jamon has earned fame with its delicious sandwiches. Especially ham and bresaola sandwiches are worth trying. Address: Carrera San Jeronimo 6, Madrid
- Le Central de Callao - Being one of the best alternatives for breakfast in Milan, this place promises more than just a delicious breakfast. You can have a breakfast with a coffee and shop for gifts in this place which also sells books and stationary. Address: Postigo de San Martín 8, Madrid
Accommodation in Madrid
In Madrid, one can accommodate in 5 star hotels as well as budget friendly places like average hotels, hostels and pansions. Renting an apartment is also a suitable option for those who got here as a group. A lot of young people, students and tourists who have a world tour with a small budget visit Madrid. Naturally, there are a great number of economical accommodation alternatives. The earlier you make reservations the more advantaged you become. Make sure you remember that.
- Hotel Ritz by Belmond - Being one of the best hotels for guests who can't give up on their comfort and luxury, Ritz by Belmond is closely located to the city center, museum and metro. Prices are above the average in Ritz by Belmond which offers a flawless service quality. Address: Plaza de la Lealtad, 5, Retiro, 28014 Madrid
- Hotel Neo Magna - Requiring a smaller budget than 5 star hotels, Neo Magna can be prefered for its clean and simple design and its location that is close to the metro station. Address: Don Ramón de la Cruz, 94, Salamanca, 28006 Madrid
- Madrid Smart Rentals Barrio de las Letras - Smart Rentals Barrio de las Letras, which offers rental apartments, which is one of the most ideal accommodation alternatives for big groups, provides accommodation up 6 people in 3 room and 2 bathrooms. Address: Santa Maria, 36, Madrid Şehir Merkezi, 28014 Madrid
- Hostal Central Palace Madrid - Central location and clean and stylish rooms of Hostal Central Palace, which can be preferred for affordable accommodation, may be the right choice for you. Address: Plaza de Oriente, 2 3º izquierda, Madrid Şehir Merkezi, 28013 Madrid
- Room007 Chueca Hostel - Room007 Chueca Hostel, that is located at the city center, is one of the most affordable accommodation alternatives with a system that allows you to stay with your own friends in rooms for 2 or 4 people as well as allowing you to share rooms with other guests if you want. Address: Hortaleza, 74, Madrid Şehir Merkezi, 28004 Madrid
Places to Visit in Madrid
You need a really long time to visit all the places that needs to be seen in Madrid because it takes 2 days to see all parts of some of the museums. You'll come across museums, parks, gardens, art galleries and interesting plaves while you're walking around in the streets of Madrid. That's why you can prefer going around on foot in Madrid. No matter how far you walk, you won't feel tired with all the beauty of this city, believe us!
- Museo del Prado - We recommend anyone who is interested in art to see Museo del Prado, which is one of the rich museums of Madrid in terms of collection. You'll see the works of many famous artist from Rembrandt to Goya. Address: Paseo del Prado s/n, 28014 Madrid
- Madrid Retiro Park - You can have a long walk in the evening in Retiro Park, which is one of the biggest parks of Madrid, or go around in a boat in the artificial lake in the park. Address: Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, Madrid
- Puerta del Sol - Madrid's symbol of the bear climbing up a tree (Madrono), the sculpture of King Charles III and the old postal office are among the historical pieces and places you can see in Puerta del Sol, which is in the position of city center. Address: Puerta del Sol, Madrid
- Palacio Real - This palace of the royal family is among the biggest palaces in Europe. The library in the palaces is one of the biggest collections of Europe. There is also a painting collection in Palacio Real, which is one of the important places that should be seen in Madrid. Address: Calle Bailen, 28071 Madrid
- Mercado de San Miguel - You can shop for food and tapas in Mercado de San Miguel, which is a must-visit marketplace in Madrid, and then sit at one of the tables over there and eat what you've bought. If you're looking for a place to shop where food is always fresh and people are always genial, you should definitely stop by here. Address: Plaza San Miguel, 28005 Madrid
Nightlife in Madrid
Nightlife is so colorful, so fun and so long in Madrid... You can experience the fun that goes on till the first lights of the day in bars and night clubs with different concepts and in different parts of the city. Everyone loves nightlife in Madrid. That's why it's a good idea to make reservations for most of the places you'll go. The most ideal thing to do is to explore by going there, trying out and finding the best one. You can start your explorations from our recommendations.
- Las Tablas - If you want to go to somewhere you can listen to and watch flamenco, which is identified with Madrid, you should stop by Las Tablas. It's also recommended to drink Spanish wine while watching the show. Address: Plaza de Espana 9, Madrid
- The Passenger - The Passenger is a place that will draw your attention with its interesting style. The place, that creates the impression that you're on a railroad, is designed in accordance with its name. Address: Calle Pez, 16, Madrid
- Terral Cafe - This place, that is located right across Cine Dora cinema, is a lively and warm bar with film posters and colorful stools. Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 14
- Terezza The Penthouse - If you want to have some drinks facing the view of Madrid while listening to a calm music, you can stop by The Penthouse that is located in the terrace of an old hotel and have a good time watching that peerless view. Address: ME Reina Victoria | Plaza de Santa Ana 14, Madrid
- Stardust - If you prefer fun and dance instead of a calm night, Stardust will please you. You can judge how popular this place is from the long lines that are formed in front of it most of the time.
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