Peaceful mornings, languid afternoons, and sizzling nights – Madrid provides the perfect backdrop for your dream holiday. Tour world famous museums and gardens, take your shopping experience to the next level in any of brilliant boutiques, and feast your eyes and tummy on the spectacular colours and flavours in central Spanish cuisine. Or take it easy and delve into the siesta tradition save your energy for one of the hottest night life scenes in the world – where bars and clubs don’t close till the sun comes up. Whatever you are after, Madrid promises not to disappoint.
Flamenco, bullfights, tapas – Madrid’s vibrant culture will take no prisoners and won’t think twice about keeping you up until the wee hours of the morning. Direct Flights offers discount travel packages to Madrid, with an excellent choice of affordable flights and cheap accommodation and a host of exciting destination activities – book your holiday to Madrid now!
As the capital of Spain, Madrid has developed into a dynamic cosmopolitan city rivalling any other in Europe. Madrid comes to life late at night and stays intoxicating into all hours of the morning. Start your day by having breakfast in one of Madrid’s delightful cafés before wandering around the city on foot or with a tour guide. Most walking tours of Madrid begin at the very centre of the city, at the Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, as any direction you set out from there will take you to a must-see tourist attraction. The Metro in Madrid has stops at most tourist sights and is easily accessible by tourists – it runs almost around the clock, with new trains coming roughly every 5 minutes – it’s convenience and price are truly a discount traveller’s dream come true.
Madrid’s rich historical background can be explored and discovered in the city’s many museums and galleries. Highly recommended are Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, which form the famous Golden Museum Triangle. A few stops away on the Metro will take you to National Archaeology Museum, which brilliantly traces the development of civilisation in Spain. For a taste of the nation’s most popular sport, head to the Las Ventas Bullring and watch in awe as the matador takes on the raging bull.
After visiting some of Madrid’s landmarks during the day, participate in the city’s tradition of the siesta – a cooling-off period in the afternoon when most shops shut down until sunset. A beautiful sunset paints the skies red, setting the stage for an exuberant nightlife. Watch some flamenco dancers stomp to a heart pounding rhythm, while you eating tapas at one of the many restaurants on the Corral de la Moreria. Follow the lively noises coming from the Gran Via or Plaza de Santa Ana, where you can spend all night and early morning in its many bars and pubs. As most bars close at 6am-7am, the night usually becomes lively only after midnight.
Madrid’s vibrant and passionate lifestyle will leave you coming back for more. Direct Flights has everything you need to book a holiday in Madrid. With the best prices on online travel packages to Madrid, Direct Flights offers the best selection in cheap airfare, discount accommodation and affordable car hires.