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Madrid Travel Guide

Madrid, the vibrant capital of Spain, is renowned for its art, royal palace, bustling markets, and of course, fútbol! Exploring Madrid was an unforgettable experience -from admiring the grandeur of the royal palace to cheering on Real Madrid at a soccer match! Dive into our Madrid travel guide for all our favorite recommendations when planning your next trip to this beautiful city!

Beautiful architecture in Madrid Spain

How to Get to Madrid

A trip from Seville to Madrid is an easy 3-hour train ride that offers a glimpse of the Spanish countryside. Alternatively, a 1-hour flight for about $80/person is a quick travel option. Once we arrived in Madrid, a taxi quickly took us to our AirBnB. However, there's plenty of public transportation for a more budget-friendly option.

Getting Around Madrid

Navigating Madrid is easy with major landmarks conveniently accessible by foot or connected by public transportation. If catching a fútbol match is on your agenda, keep in mind that the stadium is located outside the city center. Whether you opt for Uber, taxi, or public transportation, it's well worth it for the excitement of the game.

Stunning architecture in Madrid Spain

Where to Stay in Madrid


The Malasaña neighborhood offers art, lively bars, nightlife, restaurants, and shopping.

Our choice was a 2-bedroom apartment in Malasaña. With restaurants, bars, and shopping within close walking distance, it was an ideal spot. This apartment is also within walking distance to Calle Gran Vía with some of the best shopping in Madrid.

Located along Gran Vía, INNSIDE by Meliá Madrid Gran Vía offers luxury amenities with a convenient location. This hotel offers a restaurant, fitness center, and rooftop bar that overlooks the popular street!


Salamanca, an upscale neighborhood, offers high-end experiences in Madrid. Salamanca provides many deluxe hotels, Michelin-starred dining, and luxury shopping. Within this area you can explore the 19th-century boulevards, shop the Golden Mile's high-end boutiques, and visit museums. This exclusive neighborhood isn't within walking distance to top tourist locations, so you will need to take the metro to visit these spots.

Relais & Châteaux Heritage Hotel

A 5-star hotel near the Golden Mile, Relais & Châteaux Heritage Hotel offers a rooftop terrace and a restaurant run by the Michelin-awarded chef, Mario Sandoval.