Take a Trip To Madrid
With its numerous historical sites, world-renowned art museums and delicious restaurants, Madrid is a great place to visit for travelers.
Visitors can stop at the Prado Museum with its collection from the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools of art. It's a great spot to glimpse into the history of Western art and culture. The Las Ventas Bullring is another venue that tourists will find intriguing. Known as one of the premier bill fighting locations in the world, Las Ventas offers visitors a tour of the stables, as well as the chapel where the matadors pray before entering the ring. You can start your adventure by booking your trip at Orbitz.com.
Best time to take a vacation to Madrid
When planning your vacation to Madrid, try to visit in May or October. Temperatures during both months average around 61 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a nice contrast to the hotter months of July and August. For those planning a trip regardless of the temperature, the month of July sees the beginning of Veranos de la Vino. A live arts and music festival, Vernaos de la Vino sees several big name musicians perform in front of huge crowds, along with a number of open air flamenco shows for those looking for a bit of local artistry. August is the quietest month in Madrid since most residents go on vacation during this time. Be sure to make your reservations on Orbitz.com for your upcoming Madrid getaway.
Insider tips for Madrid travel
San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum
Located in the center of Madrid, the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museums is home to 13 paintings by Goya. Less popular than other museums in the area, the Fine Arts Museum was founded in the mid-18th century.
Barrio de Los Austrias
This street features buildings and architecture from the 16th and 17th centuries. Its Gothic-style look houses a number of local cafes and restaurants.
Descalzas Reales Monastery
Hidden next to a department store, the Descalzas Reales Monastery is an interesting art gallery and museum filled with 16th century paintings and artifacts from the Hapsburg family.
Bodega La Ardosa
This 100-year old building features a red façade and a beautiful smoked glass sign that houses a great spot for delicious tapas.
This café features a hidden entrance leading to a rooftop seating area that overlooks Madrid.
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Reina Sofia National Art Museum
A continuation of the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia showcases art from the late 19th century to today. It also houses a library and hosts a number of conferences and performances.
With over 1,000 works of art dating back seven centuries, the third leg of the art walk is a great place to see pieces dating as far back as the early Italian school.
The Royal Palace
Home to the Kings of Spain from Carlos III to Alfonso XIII, this well-fortified palace now offers a number of guided tours detailing the building's architecture and the history of the royal family.
Home to Real Madrid FC, this soccer stadium is one of the most exciting places to catch a match in the world. The stadium also offers tours of the facility.
The oldest restaurant in the world is located in the middle of Madrid. Opened in 1725, Botin offers food cooked on a wood-burning oven, along with a number of interesting appetizers and drinks.
Madrid Rio Park
Running parallel to the Manzanares River, Madrid Rio Park is a 649-hectacre area boasting fantastic views of the city.
Located in the old part of Madrid, Plaza Mayor is a throwback to the era of the Hapsburg Empire. Filled with old-world architecture, this is a great spot for history buffs.
Rastro Flea Market
Think local at the Rastro Flea Market. Taking place every Sunday in Plaza de Cascorro, this market is a great place to buy local art and goods.
With its wide range of modern shops and delicious cafes, the Salamanca District offers some of Madrid's best stores.
Las Salesas District
Another great shopping area, Salesas Reales has been a place for unique shops and art galleries since the 1970's.