Madrid, Spain Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Spain’s capital has a reputation for amazing food and nightlife, but there is much more to Madrid that that. This is a huge city with a royal palace and one of the world’s top art museums, along with a modern way of life that should be experienced at least once by any visitor to Spain.

Why Visit Madrid

Madrid Facts

Population 3,300,000
Area 6,400,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Euro
Airports Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)

Things To Do In Madrid

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Madrid

Budget breakfastBreakfast is often included with hotels and hostels. If not a continental breakfast should be easy to find.$3.27 - $5.94
Budget lunchIn Spain the big meal of the day is usually lunch, so see the dinner prices if you're doing that. Ham sandwiches are popular and cheap.$5.25 - $8.91
Budget dinnerTapas places can be great bargains, and many casual dining places are also affordable.$8.42 - $14.85
Tapas (per item)Ordering tapas is complicated at first, with different sizes and styles. Small sizes can add up to a great and cheap meal.$0.99 - $3.96
Beer (glass)A glass of beer can be cheap and refreshing at a tapas place.$1.58 - $3.96
Table wine (glass)Cheap local wine is easy to find at casual restaurants and bars.$1.49 - $3.96
Beer (can, retail)Local lagers are cheap in markets.$0.69 - $1.19
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BEST TOURS in Madrid

WHEN TO VISIT Madrid

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January49371.5
February54391.4
March60421.0
April64451.9
May71512.0
June80591.0
July88650.6
August87650.4
September79591.1
October66501.9
November56432.2
December50392.2

Madrid WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar7:17am7:28pm
21 Jun6:45am9:48pm
21 Sep8:01am8:14pm
21 Dec8:34am5:51pm

Where to stay in Madrid

Madrid Hotel Seasons

Madrid Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar14.85 - 49.50
starstarstarstarstar20.79 - 66.34
starstarstarstarstar28.71 - 100.99
starstarstarstarstar39.60 - 132.67
starstarstarstarstar100.00 - 255.45
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Madrid Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed11.88 - 25.74

Getting to Madrid

GETTING AROUND Madrid

Madrid TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to central Madrid26.73 - 32.67
Metro from airport to central Madrid4.95
Metro ride in Madrid1.49 - 1.98
3km taxi ride in Madrid7.92 - 12.87
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER