As of today, Madrid is the largest and most important city in Spain and a tourist attraction for many national and international travellers. In Madrid you will not need the sea or a tropical climate, there are endless activities to do and places to visit during your vacation with your family, friends or as a couple. Book with Sercotel Hotels and enjoy your holiday at any of our hotels in Madrid, Spain.
You can visit Madrid during any time of the year, but from the month of May on you will enjoy a great climate. It’s definitely the best time of the year to explore its parks or gardens, its monuments, and culture.
There are three museums that you cannot miss during your visit to Madrid, one of them the Prado Museum, with one of the most important art collections from the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries. You will be delighted with Italian and Spanish artworks from well-known artists like El Greco, Goya, Velázquez, Rafael, Botticelli, Zurbarán and many more. The Thyssen Bornemisza Museum also exhibits important creations from the XVII and XX centuries with authors like Picasso, Dalí, Miró and Dürero. Also, you cannot miss visiting the Reina Sofía National Art Centre Museum where you can admire incredible works of art, like The Guernica by Picasso.
Book with Sercotel Hotels at any of our hotels near Madrid airport and enjoy the best accommodation services while you decide which museums, palaces, and monuments to visit. We recommend a walk through the Barrio de las Letras, where the famous Spanish Golden Age writers lived such as Quevedo, Góngora or Cervantes; here tradition is palpable in crafting workshops and vintage shops.
In Madrid everything revolves around Puerta del Sol, the meeting point in the city. In this well-known square, you will find the symbol of the region, the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree. There are many pedestrian streets nearby that will take you to the Plaza Mayor, where many festivals and annual markets are held.
You cannot miss visiting the main tourist attractions like the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, the Gran Vía or the Plaza de España. We suggest you book at any of our hotels in Madrid with pool and relax after visiting some of the most popular theatres and shops in the city. Make sure you do not forget to take the traditional photo in Plaza Cibeles.
Madrid has many leisure options for families traveling with children like the Casa de Campo, where you will find the Zoo, an aquarium, and an amusement park. Nearby you can also visit Faunia, a zoo and botanical garden that has many different species and the biggest amusement park, Parque Warner.
Begin your day with the traditional Spanish breakfast chocolate with churros. We recommend you to go to the Plaza de Callao or the Church of San Ginés to get some. Afterwards, you can tour the city and stop at any bar or restaurant and have tapas or an appetizer. While in Madrid you should definitely try some of its food specialities like the cocido (a stew with meat, vegetables and legumes), beef trips, a squid sandwich, tejas (a dry sweet paste with almonds) and many more delicious dishes. Also, you must visit the neighbourhood of La Latina and the Mercado de San Miguel (food market); you will be amazed by the great variety of food stands.