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As well as being Spain’s capital city, Madrid is also considered to be the country’s economic and financial centre, which anyone visiting would be hard pushed to dispute since it has all the aura of a powerful European city.

The museums and galleries that abound in Madrid further support this position, with the Museo del Prado and the Royal Palace exuding quality.

Of course Madrid is home to the world famous Real Madrid football team, with their Galacticos playing at the equally impressive Santiago de Bernabeu Stadium. If at all possible take the opportunity of watching a match here, the setting is fabulous and the atmosphere electric.

Guide to Madrid Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Madrid to explore the many sights there. The Madrid attractions include the Museo del Prado is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Plaza Del Espana are definitely worth exploring! Madrid’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Madrid city tour before you travel and allow our expert Madrid based guides to show you some of Madrid’s hidden treasures.

Madrid Sporting Guide

As many visitors already know, Madrid’s population are avid fans of Football, which is played by the Real Madrid who play at Santiago Bernabau. Every year, the biggest event for Madrid sporting calendar is undoubtedly Real Madrid versus Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabau.

Guide to Madrid Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Madrid to explore the many sights there. The Madrid attractions include the Museo del Prado is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Plaza Del Espana are definitely worth exploring! Madrid’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Madrid city tour before you travel and allow our expert Madrid based guides to show you some of Madrid’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Madrid

Find out when is the best time to visit Madrid thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Madrid. The table below shows the average temperatures in Madrid over the course of a year in Madrid.

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Driving in Madrid

To drive a car legally, all you need in Madrid is your regular UK license. For trouble free motoring in Spain, ensure that your license is valid before you leave for Madrid.
On the road in Madrid, as with the rest of Spain, it is the law to drive on the right side of the road. You can book car hire in Madrid quickly and conveniently online before you go to Spain and there are a number of depots in Madrid where you can collect your hire car.

Your Guide to Madrid Airport

Madrid Barajas Airport is approximately 8 miles to the northeast of Madrid. The airport's IATA code is MAD - flights take 2.5 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Madrid, and taxis are also available. Madrid Barajas Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Madrid.

Madrid Consulate

If you get into trouble in Madrid, or just need some advice, the Madrid British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
C/ Fernando el Santo 16
28010 Madrid

Telephone: (34) 91 700 82 00

Madrid: The Facts

City Name: Madrid
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
Time Difference: GMT + 1
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz

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