A business and leisure destination, Madrid has good links to many cities and European countries through its main airports: Madrid Torrejon and Barajas International. You’ll find Campanile Madrid Hotels close by and links to the city centre, by road, bus or short distance train. Madrid has two main train stations, Chamartín and Atocha, situated in the South and North of Madrid with good RENFE: reliable and fast links to many other Spanish cities, as well as surrounding European countries such as France and Portugal. While travelling around Madrid you'll find a range of methods to suit you. Use the city's extensive subway system, short distance trains, buses, taxis or even cable cars, where necessary.
Spoilt for dining out, Madrid boasts of many Michelin star spots as well as traditional Spanish cuisine. Book in at DiverXO for a playful Michelin experience: no menus, just intuition here! Or Ramón Freixa Madrid for an exquisite romantic meal or important business lunch. You'll find traditional tapas and Spanish dishes all over the city, especially in the older, Latin Quarter. Due to a younger student and migrant culture, Madrid has a cosmopolitan mix, cooking up dishes from all over the world, from Arab to Japanese.
A fiesta isn't an uncommon occurrence in Madrid. It has parties all year round: Spring time sees Músicas del Mundo Getafe, in the village of Getafe for Spanish and world music infusions, with a great party atmosphere. And in the Summer, don't miss San Antonio de la Florida, mid-June: it is full of history and family fun and named after San Antonio, the patron saint of seamstresses. In the latter months, look out for the Festival de Otoño, a performing arts, music and dance extravaganza. Whenever you visit you're sure to catch something going on in this vibrant city.
Something only the locals might know about Madrid is that it gets its name from the Arabic “magerit”, meaning, ‘place of many streams'.