Spain is the perfect holiday destination. Great food, great people, great attractions, great weather, great everything! The top of the list though would have to be its capital city; Madrid. This stunning historical and modern-influenced city is one of the most visited destinations in Europe. Where else can culture, history, and modern progression roll into one?
Madrid City Centre hotels make for excellent accommodation choices, as most of the main features of Madrid are located in the heart of the town. It is only 15kms to the international airport serving the capital, so tourists can easily reach the core of this city.
In the middle of the city, there are dozens of activities for tourists to try. Here is a small taste of whats on offer!
Travelling on foot is one way to tour the city centre, but this can be tiresome. Why not speed up the process and save the environment at the same time by renting a bicycle. It is a convenient way and cost effective way to explore the majestic sites of the central district.
Dance the night away
Clubs and pubs dot the downtown are of Madrid. Tapas bars are quite popular, as patrons get food with their drinks. Be ready to have a late night if tourists decide to go out in Madrid’s middle districts. Clubs generally don’t start to become busy until after midnight, and they don’t stop until after 06:00 in the morning.
Real “Real” Football
A holiday in Madrid City Centre is not really complete without seeing a football match. Real Madrid is one of the most famous sporting teams in the world. However, don’t forget about Atletico Madrid, which is another popular team in the downtown area. Soccer is almost as important as religion in the Spanish capital, so why not head to a game to see what all the fuss is about.
Speak the language
Spanish is one of the most beautiful languages in the world. While travelling and holidaying in Madrid, why not learn the language too! There are dozens of schools found throughout the city centre, and some of these are extremely affordable.
Try the Cuisine
The city of Madrid is home to many fabulous local cuisines, and the city centre boasts many of these. Whether a garlic soup will satisfy the appetite, or maybe spiced pig ears too, is up to the tourist. However, while in Madrid city centre, it could be the last time to see these delicacies, so why not give them a go. Have a go at cooking the cuisine at one of the cooking schools around the city centre.
Don’t spend every night dancing in clubs and drinking until the early morning. Take some time out and head to the local theatre for some stunning theatrical plays or even the opera. Tickets are generally hard to come by with the opera, so book well in advance. There are several theatres that hold weekly performances and some with nightly performances during certain times of the year.
Bull v Man
That’s right! When visiting the city of Madrid in May, tourists who are not against bullfighting need to head to the fighting ring for a look. There is nothing quite like watching man fight beast. Bull fighting originated in the city of Madrid.
Madrid’s shopping scene is quite impressive. Shopaholics will be able to find plenty of different types of districts, department stores, prices and items. Don’t forget about the market places which are sometimes overlooked in Madrid. The most visited and respected department store in the city is called El Corte Ingles, and is found in several spots around the city, including the city centre.
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