12 Apr The Lure of The Spanish Capital
Many people first thing of Barcelona when they picture Spanish cities, but to avoid the other options would be a huge mistake. You’re missing out on the capital!
Madrid is a lively, vibrant, and fantastic city to visit, and a wonderful blend of old royal history, and modern fun. Madrid also has some of the brightest nightlife in the whole country, and is thought to have more bars than any other European city.
A weekend in Madrid will therefore be huge fun!
Getting around the city isn’t a difficult situation, because most of the main tourist attractions are located close to each other, as well as the Museum Triangle, and they are all quite central too. When you reach the city, perhaps from the airport, then you will need to think about how you’re going to get to your hotel, and one of the best options to go with is to hire a limo.
Yes, you read that right! Hiring a limo is cheaper than you might think, and it will give you a truly luxurious start to your time in this wonderful Spanish capital.
Accommodation is plentiful, and there is something for every budget. Of course, you can splash the cash on a five star hotel with all the trimmings if you want to, but you can also go to the other end of the scale, and stay in a comfortable hostel. There is everything in-between that scale, including many guest houses and smaller hotels. Madrid is not a city which restricts anyone, and that is why it is so great.
The old former residence of the Spanish Empire has some seriously impressive buildings, and they are everywhere you turn in the centre of the city. On top of this, you will find huge shopping malls, bars, restaurants, cinemas, and theatres, proving that old and new really do cohabit next to each other very well indeed.
Because Madrid is in the centre of the country, you can expect completely different weather to that on the coast, i.e. the weather seen in Barcelona. Madrid experiences very hot summers, very very hot indeed, but it also experiences very cold winters, and snow is not a rarity. For this reason, if you’re not the biggest fan of extremes, perhaps the shoulder months of spring and autumn could yield better conditions for your first visit to this beautiful and historic Spanish capital city.