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Accommodation in Madrid - Travel Guide
Where to stay in Madrid
Madrid is one of the larger metropolitan cities in Europe, covering a vast area with a variety of holiday apartments in Madrid. If you're not sure exactly which part of the city you want your Madrid apartment, then refer to our Where to Stay in Madrid guide, which will give you all the info you need to select the perfect location for your stay. The city is laid out in Plaza districts, which will help give you an orientation. When it comes to accommodation, you can book a budget Madrid apartment in Cortes or one of the elegant villas in Madrid Salamanca neighbourhood securely and easily through HouseTrip.
When to go to Madrid
Madrid lies at the centre of Spain in the high altitude plateau. Enjoy a wonderfully mild climate with cool breezes and lots of sunshine when you book a holiday apartment in Madrid during the months of April and May and then again during the months of September and October. November can be extremely pleasant and normally there is not much rain this time of year in Madrid. Apartments are popular during mid-May, when the city celebrates its biggest festival, the Fiestas de San Isidoro. This week-long celebration features plays, concerts, parades and festivals and is a wonderful time to stay in Madrid apartments.
Getting to and around Madrid
Arriving in Madrid you fly into Aeropuerto Madrid Barajas, which is located on the east side of the city. There are many buses, taxis, trains and the metro line with service at the airport. The most economical option is the metro, which will take you to your holiday apartment in Madrid and anywhere else in the city. When choosing a holiday apartment in Madrid for your stay consider its proximity to the metro, as easy metro access will make your stay much more pleasant and easy to traverse. If you would prefer to have a car there are many rental agencies located in the terminal of the airport, and many cottages in Madrid offer free parking.
There is a world to explore right outside your holiday apartment in Madrid. One of the city's main attractions is the Museo del Prado. It contains approximately 20,000 paintings and other pieces of art. Visit the Palacio Real, or royal palace, which is open to visitors and offers guided tours daily. Located in the heart of Madrid is the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, a convent founded in the 16th century that also offers guided tours each day. Sports aficionados will enjoy the opportunity to see a football match live or on TV in their Madrid apartment.
Madrid is a cosmopolitan city that offers a wide variety of international cuisines. Breakfast is not a big meal here, so save money by preparing your own in the comfort of your holiday apartment in Madrid. Alternatively, you could start with a typically strong Spanish coffee at a neighbourhood coffee house near your Madrid apartment. Tapas are one of the cities most prominent foods, and you'll find them at restaurants and bars just a stone's throw from your holiday apartment in Madrid.
Madrid comes alive at dark and during the summer months there are a series of plays and concerts, making it an ideal season to stay in Madrid apartments. Ask for a copy of Guia del Ocio, which is available at most news kiosks and provides a calendar listing of shows and concerts available during your visit. Madrid also offers an opera house and has an outstanding symphony orchestra. The Teatro Real is one of the finest opera stages in the world. You might also enjoy attending one of the many flamenco shows in the city near your holiday apartment in Madrid.
Many of the bars in central Madrid offer live musical entertainment while you relax with a beer or wine. If you enjoy dancing then you will find a wide variety of dance clubs. Many offer multicultural types of music and you will find laser shows and karaoke bars if this is the type of entertainment you enjoy. Weekend parties go day and night in the plazas near the Plaza Mayor. There are many pubs and bars throughout the city, so there's bound to be one conveniently near your holiday apartment. Madrid is a lively city and most restaurants and clubs stay open well into the night for your dining and partying pleasure, so night owls will be right at home in Madrid apartments.