Madrid is Spain's capital city and is situated in the centre of the country on a high central plain. Madrid is a thoroughly modern city and draws visitors with its vibrant and energetic spirit. The most historic part of the city is the Playa Mayor, to the south of the Puerta del Sol. Madrid has a fascinating history and some fine architecture. The compact city centre lends itself to exploring on foot and there is also an underground metro system for getting around. World class museums and art galleries, parks, gardens, fountains, bull fights and other attractions makes this a city which visitors return to time and again. A Madrid West apartment makes the perfect base for enjoying this lovely city.
Bus tours are a great way to get a structured overview of Madrid. With commentaries in several languages they give a whistle-stop tour of the main sights and passengers can get off and on as they please with a one-day ticket.Eating Out
Visitors can experience a variety of Spanish fare in the many restaurants close to their Madrid West holiday apartment. The Basque region has its own specialities including purrusaldo (leek and potato soup), bacalao (cod) and Catalan lobster in a pepper, tomato and brandy sauce which is superb.
One of the benefits of visiting a world-class city is the cultural attractions. The opera, theatres, concerts, Zarzuela (which is a type of operetta) and films can all be enjoyed in Madrid West.
In Spain the term "museo" also refers to art galleries and there are many excellent museums and art galleries in this cultural city. The Museo del Prado has one of the world's leading collections of fine art.Faunia
Faunia is a cross between a theme park and a zoo. It has several themed conservatories with different ecosystems ranging from Tropical Rainforests and the Mediterranean to the Polar Regions. As well as enjoying the 4,000 animals and 72,000 trees and shrubs, Fauna aims to educate visitors in the need to protect the environment.
This huge amusement park is located in the San Martin area of Madrid and has a 3D cinema, the Looney Tunes Express ride, the Rio Bravo water ride, a cartoon theatre and a wooden roller coaster. It will certainly keep the family happy for a day!
Madrid is said to be the sunniest city in Europe and it certainly has many hours of sunshine all year round. Spring and autumn are wonderful times to enjoy walking around the sights of Madrid as it is not as hot as during July and August when temperatures can average 90°F (32°C). Winters are very mild with average temperatures of 48°F (9°C).
Your villa at Madrid West is just 13km (8 miles) from the Barajas (MAD) International Airport. Madrid has many daily flights from cities all over Europe and the world, making it a very easy city to get to.