Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. Go Madrid is a Madrid, Spain city guide with all the tourist information you need for your stay, created to inform you about the best Madrid hotels, hostels, rental apartments, museums, flamenco, tapas, monuments, bullfights and many more tourist sights & attractions.

Please use the information headings above, or use the sections below or the search function at the foot of this page to find ALL you need to know about Spain's capital city.


Madrid Hotel AccommodationAll the information you need to facilitate your stay in the best Madrid hotels. We show you full details, photos, prices, availability, maps and the comments of previous guests. We also show you which are the best Cheap Hotels in Madrid, together with the most luxurious. You can also find information about central hotels, those in quiet locations, and the best hotels near the airport. All the best low cost accommodation & lodging in the centre of Madrid with full price and availability details. Instant booking confirmations and the best deals! We also recommend you check our Top Ten Madrid Hotels. Lastly, don't forget to check out our recommended Airport to Hotel Shuttle Service.

The Spanish word "hostal" is used to describe small, often family-run hotels, and is usually translated to Hostel in English, but shouldn't be mistaken with the concept of youth-hostels. Go Madrid includes an excellent selection of these cheap hostales.

Holiday Rentals in MadridSelf-catering options with apartments for all budgets and tastes, from 40 euros/night. There are plenty of cheap rooms in Spain's capital - we have more than 100 charming apartments in the city center in our database, with full information and availability. Should you be coming to Madrid with a group of friends, check out or recommendations for Apartments for groups. Lastly, those wishing to combine the flexibility of an apartment with the services of a hotel should check out our Apart-hotels. We have all you need for short stay holiday rentals with studios and 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments right in the historic centre near all the museums and sights and with online availability and prices.

We show you how to get to Madrid from the airport, including a recommended and extremely economical hotel shuttle service. For the more privileged, we also offer an airport chauffeur service and limousine tours & excursions. We also provide more general travel information.

Flamenco in MadridOur activities section provides you with all the information you need for the best tourist attractions and places of interest, providing many ideas for things to do in Madrid, including typical Spanish flamenco shows, how to see a bullfight or a football game involving the famous Real Madrid football club, recommendations for monuments, excursions & tours and even some tips for parents with children. For those who like the quiet side of life, we have a section on walks, one on museums (including information on one of Europe's greatest art museums, the Museo del Prado) and another on Madrid's parks. Make a start with our Top 10 Things To Do section.

For the more adventurous, we can recommend a spectacular Balloon Ride over Madrid. And for the downright party animals, we show you the best of Madrid's trendy nightlife and provide both Stag and Hen activities. Lastly, you or a friend may be interested in the Gay side of Madrid.

Spanish food and the Mediterranean diet is not only healthy but truly tasty and enjoyable as well! Here we recommend some excellent restaurants and cool places for tapas, together with specialised tapas tours and events, and even and help you to understand the menus with our dictionary. Spanish food should always be accompanied by good Spanish wine, and our Wine Tasting Events and Wine Tours will help you appreciate the best Rioja, Ribera del Duero and more.

Madrid map All the practical information you need for your visit to the city, with a city map for tourists and Metro, district and Spain maps, shop opening hours, or when they are closed for public holidays or fiestas. You can check what the weather will be like or rent a mobile phone to keep in touch. Tips for laptop users, property buyers and more can be found on our general practicalities page. And if you're considering a move to Spain, check out our relocation services.

You may like to read about the history of Madrid, where to find a tourist office, or what the Spaniards do at Christmas & New Year. There are plenty of shopping opportunities in the capital, and if you're coming to Madrid on business, perhaps for the FITUR tourism show, the SIMO IT congress, the SIMA automobile trade fair, or the SIMM fashion convention, you'll surely want to know about the Trade Fair area.

For longer stays, Madrid is the perfect base for trips to outlying towns. Many of these historic places can be reached in an hour or two and are well worth the visit. Excursions to Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, Avila, Aranjuez are all possible from Madrid, and tours further afield are also possible. Professional guided city excursions and fully organised daytrips for every need are available right here.

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia A section on other areas of Spain, with the best places to stay in Barcelona, Seville, Granada, Valencia & Alicante, the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, etc. and even in Lisbon or Oporto in Portugal. Some practical packing information is included, together with a recommendation to participate in our TravelSpain discussion group. Recommendations for hotels and hostels are available, both in the hotspots of Spain and the quieter locations.

We have free interactive Spanish classes and recommendations to learn Spanish in Madrid, for those who wish to improve their level and make their visit more participative. Courses in Spain, an online level test and typical Spanish sayings are just some of the subjects covered. And for those wishing to practice "in situ", we offer the possibility to work & study in Spain.

Madrid's Palacio RealWe strongly recommend you don't miss the chance to Go Madrid and see such wonderful monuments and sights such as the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, the Almudena Cathedral, Puerta del Sol, Santa Ana Square, Gran Via, and the city's many historic buildings and squares which make this one of Europe's most attractive cities for sight-seeing.

The list things to do and places to see for tourists here is endless. Apart from the many city tours available, the nightlife is on a par with the most exciting of cities, and kids can join in the fun with activities, rides, and special museums.

Wining and dining is never a problem in Madrid, because mouth-watering restaurants are never more than a short walk away, and the quality of Spanish wine is no longer a secret.

This is an excellent location for a short city break or weekend trip, with several low-cost airlines connecting the city to other European lcoations. And even for a longer family holiday or vacation package, since both adults and children will always have plenty to see and do. Madrid could even be used as a central base for travel around Spain and excursions to outlying towns and villages.

There is no Madrid beach as such, since the capital is located approximately 350km from the nearest coast, but the Lord Mayor has recently announced plans to create an urban beach area by the River Manzanares for the year 2010 within the Madrid Rio project. Aside from this, the city provides tourists and other visitors with a wide variety of things to do, making a visit to Spain's capital city a most enjoyable experience. We sincerely hope this website provides you with the most suitable recommendations of where to stay in Madrid, and all the information necessary to make your visit to Spain enjoyable, informative and interesting. And don't hesitate to contact us if you feel you need more help.

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