Madrid

WHY VISIT MADRID?

Madrid is the capital and heart of Spain. There are tons of art museums and cultural sights and lots of places to eat. Along with Barcelona, the city is great starting point for any trip to Spain.

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WHERE TO STAY IN MADRID?

If you’re visiting the city for a short time, stay in the city center. Then, everything will be walking distance.

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Map of Madrid

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Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques ($$$$) Rooftop pool, drinks and stunning views. Central location, chic and crisp decor.

Hotel Villa Magna ($$$$) Luxury and understated romantic hotel with awesome massages at the wellness center.

Hotel Circulo Gran Vila ($$$) Clean lines and neutral tones. Cozy up in plush bathrobes and slippers provided in each room.

Artrip Hotel ($$) Bright and light in an super central location. Can’t beat the price.

The Walk Madrid ($$) Fun and easy going place to stay with splashes of bright yellow. Don’t miss the hotel bar.

WHERE TO EAT IN MADRID?

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Ramon Freixa Madrid Restaurant ($$$$) Delicious, artisanal small plates presented like art. Bites include servings of pork belly, duck and rabbit.

Cacao Restobar Restaurant ($$) Down to earth, South American style tapas. Also, pulled pork and plantains.

Celicioso Restaurant ($$) Charming gluten free bakery serving cupcakes, pastries, quiches and sandwiches.

Moratin Vinoteca Bistrot Restaurant ($$) Cozy, hidden gem serving some of the best cod and octopus in the city.

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Madrid Building Detail and Blossoming Tree in El Retiro Park

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN MADRID?

Macera ($$$) Craft gin and tonics and unmissable moonshine. Hipster hotspot.

Areia Chill Out ($$) Giant, fun cocktails in bright colors and chill out music.

Bar Yalamba ($$) Incredible Mojitos, smoky shisha and tasty Moroccan tea.

BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR MADRID?

Real Madrid FIFA Soccer Club @realmadrid

Hotel vibes  @me_madridhotel

City’s official Insta feed @visita_madrid

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Madrid City Boating and Ham Iberico

HOW TO GET TO MADRID?

Madrid is home to Barajas Airport, the country’s main international airport. A direct flight between New York City and Madrid is about 7.5 hours and is offered by major carriers like United, Delta, American. There are daily flights on EasyJet and RyanAir from most large European cities as well.

HOW TO GET AROUND MADRID?

The city isn’t huge so you can walk to most places. Otherwise, hop in a taxi or if you’ve got time, jump on the well-run metro.

BEST ITINERARY FOR MADRID?

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