Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Madrid is the capital of the Kingdom of Spain. The King of Spain, whose functions are mainly ceremonial, has his official residence in the Zarzuela Palace (map). The region has its own legislature and it enjoys a wide range of competencies in areas such as social spending, healthcare, education.

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*La Latina and Austrias are neighbourhoods in central Madrid. They can be labelled as the old town of the Spanish capital. The *Plaza Mayor (map) is a major public space in the heart of the city. The Royal Palace (map) is the official residence of the Spanish royal family.

El Retiro (map) is the most visited location of the city, it is the largest park within the Almendra Central, the inner part of the city enclosed by the M-30. Created during the reign of Philip IV (17th century), it was handed over to the municipality in 1868, after the Glorious Revolution.

The Royal Theatre (Teatro Real, map) with its restored 1850 Opera House. The 19th-century National Library (Biblioteca Nacional de España, map) building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain’s historical archives and National Archaeological Museum. (*List of museums in Madrid)

*Cibeles Palace and Fountain (map) has become one of the monument symbols of the city.

Madrid is reputed to have a “vibrant nightlife”. Some of the highlight bustling locations include the surroundings of the Plaza de Santa Ana (map), and La Latina (map). It is one of the city’s main attractions with tapas bars, cocktail bars, clubs, jazz lounges, live music venues and flamenco theatres.

One of the best options to enjoy the nightlife is in the popular quarter Barrio de las Letras (map), especially on its main street, Calle Huertas (map), and other nearby streets. Calle Cava Baja (map, Metro: La Latina). This narrow street in La Latina is by far the most famous and popular place for tapas.

Nightlife | Official tourism website

The Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums. Prado Museum (Museo del Prado, map) — a National Museum featuring pre-20th-century art. Reina Sofía Museum (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, map) — a National Museum featuring 20th century modern art. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (map) — a National Art Museum with a collection of historical through contemporary art.

Spring and autumn are definitely the best times to visit, especially the months of April, May, June, September and October.

***Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol might be beauties to look at, but they are Meccas for scammers.


Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

CRTM – public transport in the Madrid region.

Metro Madrid – metro lines, stations, fares, and service updates.

Tram – Welcome to your light rail.

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BUS: EMT Madrid is the official website of Madrid’s municipal bus company. You can find information about bus routes, schedules, fares, and service updates.

TRAIN: Renfe Cercanías is the website of the commuter train network that operates in Madrid and the surrounding area.

AIRPORT: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. All commercial flights into Madrid use this airport, which is 13 km north-east of the city. + Information about all airports in Spain ⇒

10 plans to live Madrid.

A positive, uplifting piece about a city brimming with life, showcasing the main tourist attractions and cultural experiences that make Madrid a unique destination.

The video starts with the words of a narrator who is ready to take visitors on an unforgettable tour of Madrid with 10 ways to experience the capital. From culture, art, gastronomy, heritage, and tradition to local crafts, green spaces, outdoor plans and the biggest stage productions, we discover all that the destination of Madrid has to offer.

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


When you need visas and entry requirements. Types of visas and where to get them. Visa for international digital nomads.

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’ The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice. This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information. Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love. | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.