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Madrid Destination Guide


How appropriate that Madrid is located in the heart of Spain. The warmth and vitality the Madrilenos and their city exhibit breathes life into any vacation spent here. No matter what the time, day or night!Your days may start with a journey from medieval to modern Madrid by visiting the famous ' Golden Triangle' linking three superb museums. The Prado with its inspiring collection of Spanish Art including works by Goya and Velazquez, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum whose collection conveys the history of Western Art, and the Reina Sofia National Museum displaying 20th century works of Picasso, Miro and Dali to name a few. Or take an excursion to Toledo, the "city of three cultures" with its Moorish architecture, which inspired El Greco to create his finest works.

Spend your evenings listening to sensual Spanish music sitting out in terrazas, all the while surrounded by intense artistic and cultural energy unique to Madrid!

Please note: The only acceptable proof of citizenship for traveling to Europe is a VALID U.S. Passport. Name on passport must match name on airline ticket. Passport must be valid until at least six months after the scheduled return date.


Weather in Madrid

May and October, when the weather is generally warm and dry, are considered the best months for touring Spain. May gives you more hours of daylight, while October offers a chance to enjoy the harvest season, which is especially colorful in Spain's many wine regions. June, July, August or September, while crowded, are best months for the beach. Winters in Spain are mild and rainy along the coasts; elsewhere it's cold in the winter.

Tipping in Madrid

All hotel taxes and service charges are included. Tips are NOT included.

Airport Information for Madrid

Travel to and from Madrid uses the Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD), located 9 miles from the city center of Madrid.

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