One of the smallest autonomous regions in Spain, yet home to its largest city and capital, the Autonomous Region of Madrid is an area steeped in history, yet it’s still the best region in Spain for a world class, modern experience.
Mostly made up of Madrid and its suburbs, visit the Autonomous Region of Madrid if you are looking to see some of Spain’s most beautiful architecture and parks, and exploring its nearby towns and the Spanish heartland.
Holiday in Autonomous Region of Madrid
From the urban escapism of one of the world’s great metropolises, to the rustic relaxation of staying in San Sebastian de los Reyes or Brunete; this region is a perfect and authentic way to enjoy the best that Spain has to offer its locals. Dine in quaint family run restaurants, where the quality of the food is always in higher regard than the décor, then head into the city to spend the afternoon in one of the many stunning parks such as Parque del Retiro before a night on the town either bouncing from tapas bar to tapas bar, or visiting a cinema. Madrid is well known as being one of the best places to be in Spain (outside of the touristy resorts) to find English speakers and attractions, with most cinemas showing movies either in English or with English subtitles.
There is so much to see and do in Madrid, whether you are a designer suitcase traveller or looking for an economical break away with the kids, this vibrant and beautiful city will have sights, sounds and shops to make it the exact break you are looking for.
From its festivals throughout the year, to its central ‘triangle’ of world famous museums (Museo Reine Sofia, Museo del Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo del Prado) with their Picassos and 13th century art, Madrid is a truly extraordinary place to visit throughout the year.
Renting holiday accommodation in Autonomous Region of Madrid
When deciding on where to stay in the Autonomous Region of Madrid, many vacationers enjoy renting a holiday rental in the outskirts, in a suburb or neighbouring town such as Berzosa del Lozoya or El Escorial. This allows the authenticity of staying in a true residential area, away from the tourists and a true chance to explore the nooks and crannies of the neighbourhood which make it unique. Dine in local restaurants, sit in a local park with churros con chocolate or visit a local food market to stock up on jamon or learn a new tortilla recipe. And whether you choose a family house on the outskirts of town, or a chic city centre apartment, nothing beats being able to return to your very own kitchen at the end of a long day exploring to prepare your very own Spanish feast and enjoy it with friends or family and Rioja. If you wish to try your hand at tortilla however, make sure to pick up a special tortilla pan so you can flip it easily.