The peak time to visit Madrid is during the summers, from April to October. Not only it is warm and sunny, it is also the time when the city is soaked in the festivities of its major festivals like Dos de Mayo and San Isidro. It would be advisable to book your tickets well in advance to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. If you have a budget crunch, you can visit here during the winter season, from December to February. It would be very cold and rainier then but you might get low air fares and cheaper hotel rates.
Please pack some pullovers and raincoats also because Madrid’s inland Mediterranean climate is characterized with cool winters with freezing temperatures and occasional snowfalls.
The city is served by Adolfo Suarez Madrid–Barajas Airport (also known as Madrid–Barajas Airport). It is located in the District of Barajas, which is the touchdown point of the Iberian Peninsula and connects Europe and Latin America. The leading national airport ties for the top spot with Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport for being the largest European airport. It is a hub for Air Europa and Iberia, and a focus city for Evelop Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Vueling and Wamos Air. The airport connects the city to a number of domestic and international destinations like Palma de Mallorca, Rome, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, London and Paris among others. The airlines offering services here include Air Europa, American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Qatar
Airways.Places of Interest in Madrid
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality of the Community of Madrid. It hosts the residence of the Spanish monarch and is the fulcrum of politics, media, fashion, science, arts and culture. Madrid’s glorious identity revolves around its nearly 600-year-old royal history which is neatly reflected in its Royal Palace, magnificent cathedrals and other medieval monuments. Its spectacular nightlife is boosted by its vivacious festive, music scene and the fact that it has the highest number of bars per capita in Europe. This Spanish beauty is the birthplace of bull-fighting and two famous football clubs (Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid).Museo del Prado (The Prado Museum)
The Prado Museum in Madrid is home to one of the world’s finest art collections of renowned Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, Italian and German artists. Some stellar highlights here include the Garden of Earthly Delights, Las Meninas, the Black Paintings and the Third of May 1808, Adoration of the Shepards and David with the Head of Goliath. The scenic pedestrian walkway here is dotted with a number of beautiful fountains and colourful trees.Palacio Real (the Royal Palace)
The Royal Palace is the official residence of the King of Spain. Ahead of being the most emblematic and architecturally magnificent building in Madrid, it also dominates the view of the river valley and offers you a trip to the classic triumph of opulence and royalty inside. Some stellar highlights inside it include state rooms, tapestries, frescoes, carvings and decor like chinaware and silverware. They are seconded by an old collection of early medicines, medieval armour and weapons.Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is an art museum that forms a vertex of the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’ in Madrid along with the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia national galleries. It has a glorious collection 1600 art pieces relating to past 800 years of European arts belonging to Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist eras. Some distinguished artists that bear prominence here are Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Goya and Renoir. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum)