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Madrid City Breaks

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City Break Holidays To Madrid

Try any of our Madrid City breaks and visit the capital and largest city of Spain. Madrid has everything you would expect from a modern European capital – with a side helping of Mediterranean culture.

Whether it's high-end shopping, fascinating museums, famous football stadiums, and buildings of architectural brilliance, Madrid has something for everyone. Nearly all of the most famous tourist areas are located in the centre of the city including Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, and Plaza de Colón. Then when the sun sets at the end of the day, Madrid stays awake with an excellent array of night-life including bars, restaurants, clubs and live stage-shows.

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Top 5 Things To Do

Royal Palace of Madrid - Built in the 18th century this is the official residence of the royal family in the city. It offers tours to showcase the art and antiques.
Sip a coffee in the Plaza Mayor - Sit at one of the cafes in this vibrant square built during Philip III's reign.
Stroll round the Buen Retiro Park - The Buen Retiro Park is one of the largest parks of the city of Madrid, Spain. The park belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, when it became a public park.
View the work in the Museo Nacional Del Prado - As Spains national at museum it is widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century.
Puerta del Sol - The best known and busiest square in the city. With an abundance of shops and cafes this is the perfect place to chill and enjoy a bite to eat while you watch the world go by.

Activities

Madrid Highlights - Sightseeing Tours

Adult: £25 Child (6-15 yrs):£21

Morning or afternoon tours of Madrid highlight the rich and varied history and culture of Spain’s capital city. Enjoy a panoramic coach tour of Madrid’s Baroque and Renaissance-style buildings, see the impressive work of Jose Bonaparte including the Prado Museum and walk through the most important historic and contemporary avenues and plaza’s of this vibrant city.

During the tour, you’ll walk to Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa and discover the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería.

See the Renaissance and Baroque-style buildings of the Hapsburgs district and the elegant architectural work of Jose Bonaparte which includes the Prado Museum.

We will get to know the contemporary Madrid when visiting Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana, Barrio Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla and Parque del Oeste. Catch a glimpse of Madrid’s financial district and admire contemporary architecture such as the emblematic Ventas Bullring or Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Plus: Enjoy a free drink at the Hard Rock Café!

Enjoy the Madrid Highlights Tour in the morning or choose to combine it with a tour of the Royal Palace, the Bernabeu Stadium or Toledo, located approx. 70kms from Madrid and rich with impressive monuments. Please check the ticket details for further information.

When To Visit

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  • Currency Euro (€)
  • Flying time from the UK Flights from Glasgow to Madrid are around 2 hours 55 minutes.
  • Language Spanish
  • Passport & Visas If you are a British passport holder you do not need a visa to enter Spain & your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Spain’s capital city is the perfect place to soak up authentic Spanish culture! Small enough to walk around easily, yet with loads to see and do, it’s friendlier than many of Europe’s capitals and plenty to offer visitors by day or by night.

Try one of Madrid’s Asturian “sidrerias” – cider bars – for the best cider you’ll ever taste! Watch the locals pour it from bottles at shoulder height into a glass held at waist height! You’ll usually get free tapas to go with it, so makes for a fun and cheap afternoon’s entertainment and meal all rolled into one.

Lesley - Marketing Executive