Craving a trip to a city with a certain European flair? Madrid should be next on your destination list. Home to bullfighting arenas, two of the world's largest and most popular football leagues and beautiful weather to boot, you'll never encounter a boring minute on your trip. Book one of our Madrid holiday packages and set off for Spain today.
While you’re on your Madrid holidays, lose yourself among the vast corridors of art in the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia Museums, all within easy reach of each other in the Museum Triangle. Move on to the botanical gardens and then to the Royal Palace to catch a glimpse of Spanish royalty. Maybe you can convince them to adopt you?
If a casual walk with a cup of coffee in your hand is more your speed, take time to visit the Plaza Mayor, Madrid's central square. It’s one of the loveliest spaces in Madrid, with cast-iron balconies adorning its burnt orange buildings. During the winter months, the Plaza Mayor becomes a serious winter wonderland complete with icicle lights, wreaths and Christmas-themed trinkets for sale.
To truly experience the city and the surrounding areas, find Madrid car hire options through Wotif to help you zip around. No, you can’t use it during the Running of the Bulls.
No trip to Madrid would be complete without a little retail therapy, and the city delivers an assortment of shopping options. Head down to the Sol-Salamanca districts for anything from high-end designers to tiny boutiques selling all manner of fabric creations. The Chueca and Fuencarral Street areas have been transformed into a modern shopping district with old shops converted into daringly cool boutiques and street stalls for all tastes. It is also home to the Fuencarral market, one of the most interesting spaces in the city, where you'll find not only clothes, shoes and accessories but also cultural performances to keep you entertained while you indulge in some fashion exploration.
When it comes to food in Madrid, tapas are the never-fail option. The La Latina neighbourhood offers gastronomic tours of tapas and wine, taking your taste buds on a journey through Madrid's history one dish at a time. Many restaurants offer full, half and small dishes so you won't fill up early and miss out on any of the flavours.
Madrid is famed for its nightlife, so get ready to be carried along by jubilant dancing crowds 'til dawn. Again, La Latina offers a seamless transition from tapas to cava, with an array of bars and clubs for all tastes. Whether you're into neon cocktail bars or old-time taverns, this neighbourhood will deliver and leave you wanting more.
Of course, Madrid is not the only part of Spain you’ll want to check out during your trip. Why not experience the Mediterranean with one of our Barcelona holiday packages? Whatever your tastes, Wotif makes it happen. Booking flights and hotels together with us takes the uncertainty out and allows you to enjoy your holiday from the first moment. We’ll get you the best deals on Madrid packages—the rest is up to you. Escape to a Spanish paradise today!
Don't spend all your time lazing by the pool. It's never a bad idea to live life in some different and interesting ways.
Grab your holiday itinerary and write down a couple of these recommended Madrid activities: