If you are looking for a getaway location that is away from the masses but has a vast amount of activities and attractions on tap, then a Madrid North holiday is a great option. The area north of the city of Madrid is less crowded than the city centre and is close to the mountainous Guadarama Range and rolling countryside. A Madrid North holiday rental villa is the perfect base for the variety of outdoor activities available in the area, as well as a quiet place to relax after day trips to some of the major attractions in the region.
A Madrid North holiday is perfect for those who love their outdoor pursuits. The area has a range of activities to indulge in such as swimming, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, walking, hiking, fishing, mountaineering and rock climbing. For those who love nature, there are several nature reserves in the area which are particularly great for keen bird watchers. Artists and enthusiastic photographers will appreciate the amount of interesting subjects available on a North Madrid holiday.
If you feel like venturing out from your comfortable North Madrid holiday rental villa, then there are wonderful places to be explored in the surrounding area. You could head into the city of Madrid itself, which is filled with major attractions that draw millions of visitors each year. The city is filled with museums and art galleries, including the renowned El Prado Museum. Here visitors can enjoy viewing art and artefacts that date back as far as the 12th century. There are interesting collections of prints, paintings, sketches and medals to be seen here.
Although not appealing to everyone, the bullfighting ring, Plaza de Toros Monumental de Las Ventas is worth a visit. It has beautiful neo-Mudejar architecture although it was only built in 1934. The bulling is massive, seating over 25,000 people and has its own small museum dedicated to the history of bullfighting.
For those looking to have a Madrid North holiday rental villa, they can expect to experience a Continental climate. These means that there are warm summers and cool winters. Madrid is considered to be the sunniest city in the whole of Europe with more days of sunshine than any other European capital. The warmest months of the year to have a Madrid North holiday are July and August when the average temperature during the daytime reaches 24°C. The coldest months of the year are December and January when the daytime temperature falls to around 9°C. On the higher, mountainous areas there may be some snowfall during the colder months. The average annual rainfall for the area is 43 inches.
Travellers on a Madrid North holiday can land at Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD) which is on the outskirts of the city. Air operators that offer cheap travel to the area include easyJet, Spanair, Ryanair and British Airways. Passengers can leave from various UK airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), Birmingham (BHX), Liverpool (LPL), Edinburgh (EDI) and Bristol (BRS).