Madrid, Spain Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2022

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.$4.02 - $7.34
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.$6.74 - $10.87
Budget dinnerTapas places can be great bargains, and many casual dining places are also affordable.$10.33 - $18.48
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.$1.36 - $4.35
Beer (glass)A glass of beer can be cheap and refreshing at a tapas place.$1.96 - $4.35
Table wine (glass)Cheap local wine is easy to find at casual restaurants and bars.$1.96 - $4.35
Beer (can, retail)Local lagers are cheap in markets.$0.87 - $1.30
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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)
starstarstarstarstar16.30 - 54.35
starstarstarstarstar22.83 - 72.83
starstarstarstarstar31.52 - 110.87
starstarstarstarstar43.48 - 145.65
starstarstarstarstar109.78 - 280.43
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Madrid Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed13.04 - 28.26

Getting to Madrid

GETTING AROUND Madrid

Madrid TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to central Madrid29.35 - 35.87
Metro from airport to central Madrid5.43
Metro ride in Madrid1.63 - 2.17
3km taxi ride in Madrid8.70 - 14.13
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER