You’d expect a lot from a country’s capital, but Spain’s largest city really takes it up a notch. holidays in Madrid have it all, from one of the globe's premier art galleries (Museo del Prado) to Buen Retiro Park, which was originally designed for royalty (so feel free to proclaim yourself king or queen of your picnic blanket). The Royal Palace, a Baroque-style palace, is definitely mind-blowing, but unfortunately, it won't come up in your search for Madrid hotels. Plaza Mayor, with its vibrant street life and gorgeous design, is the spot to people-watch, while Basilica de San Francisco el Grande is one of the finest churches in town. Want to do some shopping? Head to gigantic flea market El Rastro to sample gastronomic delights and shop for antiques, handmade jewellery and crafts. This is a town that keeps buzzing at night: Tapas bars, pubs and clubs are always thumping, especially in the La Latina neighbourhood.
Look for a flight to Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD), one of Europe's largest airports, which is only 13 km from the city centre. From there, you can take the express bus or the light rail to many hotels in Madrid. Got a layover in Paris? Lucky you! (And if you don’t, you should plan one!) Wotif can get you set up with Paris accommodation too.
Ready to sip wine and chow down on tapas like a true Madrileno ? Take a trip to Madrid and let the locals show you how it’s done. Wotif will get you there—and the food, nightlife and culture will make sure you never want to leave.
Hotels in Madrid start at AU$71 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.