Madrid is famous for three things: art, food and nightlife, so combine all three and you have the starting point for a fantastic trip whether you are in the city for business or pleasure. The people of Madrid are amongst the friendliest on earth and from the moment you set foot in the city you will feel right at home. It is a city of extraordinary appeal, so if you are looking for a fabulous place to spend a weekend, Madrid has plenty to offer.
Madrid is famous for its art collections and over the centuries, Madrid has nurtured some of the biggest talents in the world, including Velázquez and Goya. The Museo del Prado contains many important works by Dutch, Flemish, Italian and German Old Masters, including Bosch's 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' and 'David with the Head of Goliath' by Caravaggio. If modern art is more your taste, visit the Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art.
Other top attractions in Madrid include the wonderful tapas bars and fabulous nightlife - "head out after dark in Madrid and you can expect to be dancing until dawn."
As well as a vibrant nightlife and exquisite cuisine, the city is packed with must-see sights, from the imposing Plaza Mayor, or main square, to the Royal Palace and the citys hub, the Puerta del Sol. The buzzing Gran Via avenue has some superb shopping, and of course, no visit to Madrid would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Prado museum.More about Madrid Airport
Cheap car hire in Madrid is readily available from Thrifty, one of the most popular car hire firms in Europe. Thrifty Madrid visitors know how important it is to use a reputable care hire company, which is why they choose Thrifty.
Thrifty has been in the car hire business for more than 50 years and has an excellent reputation for great customer service, transparent tariffs, and a good range of vehicles. Book a car with Thrifty and you only pay for the services you need, which when you are travelling on a budget is very important. Thrifty also offer occasional 'hot deals', so makes sure you check out the Thrifty website before you travel.
Madrid is full of beautiful buildings, ranging from medieval masterpieces and contemporary Spanish architecture to royal palaces and fabulously artistic belle époque creations. Look out for the Bear and the Madroño Tree Statue, a famous symbol of Madrid, and the wonderfully decorative Palacio de Cibeles.
Whether you travel to Madrid for a romantic weekend break or you are in the city on business, you can look forward to enjoying fabulous food, fascinating attractions, and some of the best nightlife in Europe.
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