Travel to the Spanish capital

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With "Adolfo Suárez" Madrid has the largest international airport in Spain, which is also the most important arrival point for tourists from all over the world. The airport is an important hub for aviation in Europe and is served by many international airlines as well as budget airlines. There are many public transport connections from the airport to the city centre. There are also numerous national and international car rental companies at the airport.
Madrid - At night© agcreativelab / Fotolia

Its favourable location in the centre of the country and the extensive rail network make the Spanish metropolis a good starting point for exploring the rest of the country. The AVE high-speed train provides excellent connections to cities such as Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and other parts of the country. Although the AVE network does not cover the whole country, Spain has a well developed rail network. If you have a lot of time, you can travel around the country from Madrid on the national bus network. This takes longer, but is also cheaper. The arrival by car is even more individual, whereby the conurbation Madrid shines with an excellent motorway network.

Moderate climate invites to stroll
In the centre of the country and at an average altitude of 667 above sea level, the climate in the capital differs from the coastal cities. Summers in the Spanish city are quite hot and dry. In July and August the 30 degree mark is exceeded quite often, occasionally 40 degrees are reached. From May to October it rains five to six days a month, but the amount of precipitation decreases towards summer.

The number of sunshine hours increases from 4.5 (May) to 12.3 hours. (summer) per day. In winter it is usually colder than on the coast, but snow is the absolute exception in the city. In the winter months you can expect about 10 degrees a day. The best time to travel is in May, June and September, October, when travellers can expect pleasant temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees.

What else Madrid has to offer
Tourists come abundantly to the Spanish metropolis, as there is hardly any other city that offers so many sightseeings and possibilities to relax and recover. How many days one should stay in the city depends on how deep one wants to explore the capital of the country. Madrid will never get boring. There are numerous museums as the Prado, Reina Sofia, that oftenly even with free entrance allow some quick views to great works of art as for example Picasso's Guernica.

Not only in the historical old town "Madrid de las Austrias", in the attractive La Latina quarter one can satisfy one's hunger for culture and admire the arquitectural beauties. The art mile "Paseo del Arte" is a paradise for art lovers. On the "Grand Via", small and large theatres and numerous opera houses attract visitors. The Royal Palace is not only from the outside a magnificent building.
Madrid - View over the river© boule1301 / Fotolia

The "Puerto del Sol" is one of the most famous and popular places in the city. The hot summers are also known for delicious tapas, traditional bullfights and the Rastro, the biggest flea market in the city. In the Madrid area live about six million people, in the city itself over three million inhabitants. This makes the city one of the largest metropolises in Europe. The memories of a successful stay in Madrid will stay with you for the rest of your life.

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