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Rahul Parekh
Rahul Parekh
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  • 29th May 2019

Area Guide: Madrid

Known for its vibrant and atmospheric environment, Madrid brings together the mixes of characterful and historic architecture as well as its wide range of entertainment. Renowned for its rich repositories of European art and two world-famous football clubs, it’s no surprise to find tourists flooding in from all over the world to enjoy the endless entertainment on offer.

The Area:

Sitting within a Central Location of Spain, Madrid is excellently sandwiched between Caceres to the South and Segovia to the North. Bursting with economic and political centres and the national capital of Spain, Madrid is a beautiful city with no shortage of breath-taking buildings or welcoming cafes.

Madrid is also home to many international companies including Telefonica boosting the wealth and economy of the city.

Getting Around:

Covering 233 square miles, Madrid is extensively covered with excellent transport links. A fleet of 2000 buses, Madrid metro, Taxis and electric bikes enable efficient travel throughout the capital. The Metro is one of the fastest, most reliable and convenient ways of travelling throughout the area.

Getting into Madrid is a doodle with Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, or commonly known as Madrid Barajas Airport being the main port of arrival for many travellers across Europe and further. This Madrid Airport serves as the main port of call for the city’s European and international flights.

Madrid Metro Map:

Madrid has an easy to navigate and use Metro map making travelling around the city easy for all holiday makers.

Map of Madrid's Metro

Things to do in Madrid:

Here are our top 3 tourist attractions in Madrid. If you find yourself in Madrid even just for a day, make sure you see our top recommendations:

Prado museum:

A magnificent, eye-catching museum, there are more than 5,000 paintings which rivals the Louvre Collection in Paris. Tours are available to all guests ensuring you receive the best experience of this truly exceptional museum.

Puerta Del Sol:

This spacious town square is also known as the ‘Kilometer Zero’ where all distances. Lined with shops and cafes, the Peurta Del Sol is one of the liveliest centre squares in Madrid.

Temple of Debod: An ancient Egyptain Temple:

If history if your kind of thing, The Temple of Debod is perfect for visitors to see Madrid’s most surprising monument. The temple was given as a gift from Egypt thanking Spain for their help in saving Abu Simbel temples.


Madrid is exceptionally known for its tasteful cafes and restaurants to satisfy your appetite. The variety of the contemporary Spanish cuisine places it, without doubt, among the world’s best food locations. Here are some of our top picks:

Sobrino De botin:

You’ll enjoy being able to eat within the world’s oldest restaurant. Called Sobrino De botin, the restaurant even has its Guinness Book of records certificate to prove its heritage and stature. So whether you’re looking to impress clients or socialise with colleagues, Sobrino De botin will be hard to beat.


An exclusive culinary proposal based on a contemporary, progressive, free-style culinary concept that focuses on the source product and continuous reinvention through a seasonal menu. This highly recommended restaurant should be high on your list.


If the taste and smell of the world is more your type of scene, Platea deserves a special mention. Platea is the shining example of Madrid’s mix of high-end food with a light-hearted touch. The market is spread over four floors of restaurants, stalls and bars while the excellent background of live shows, entertainment and music make for the perfect environment.

Hotels in Madrid:

With a staggering six million tourists visiting Madrid every year, Hotels in Madrid can be found around almost every street corner. In fact, thousands of hotels can be found within the capital of Spain, so choosing the one which is ideal for you can be tough ask. To make your life easier, we’ve picked out some of our top recommended hotels:

Amor De Dios 17 Boutique Hotel:

Set in the Centro of Madrid, AmorDe Dios 17 Boutique Hotel offers high-class accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a magnificent roof garden. Centro is a great choice for travellers interested in Tapas, architecture and parks. Prices start from as little as 50.00 Euros per night.

Gran Hotel Ingles:

Gran Hotel ingles is set within a 19th century building offering 5* accommodation. It’s only 650 yards from the main museums making it ideal for all holiday makers. All rooms feature a stylish décor and are fitted with a seating area, and flat screen TV. This hotel also offers stunning business facilities including conference rooms and Wellness Rooms.

NYX Madrid:

NYX Madrid provides guests with a quality hotel experience. Whether you’re the outdoors type or prefer a day next to the pool, NYX Hotel will ensure your stay in Madrid is a pleasant one.

Cheap flights to Madrid:

Cheap flights to Madrid can be easily found with several flights a day taking off from all major UK airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. Whether you’re on a tight budget or can splash out on a luxury seat, both luxury and budget airlines travel to Madrid daily from Ryanair and easyJet to Virgin Atlantic and British Airways.

Offices in Madrid:

Office Freedom has access to the best flexible workspaces in Madrid and we can help you to find your business with the best space. With hundreds of incredible spaces on offer, we have picked out some of our top picks for Madrid:

Calle de Alcala:

In front of the majestic Madrid Hall, the most representative buildings and monuments of the city such as Bank of Spain and Paseo Del Prado are just a couple of minutes walk from this centre.

Gran Via:

Situated in one of the most important arterial roads in Madrid, this unique and modern office space features high-specification business technologies, telephone systems and high-speed internet.