The largest city of Spain, located at the very heart of the Iberianpeninsula, Madrid is a European capital located at the biggest height -646m above the sea level.
Cosmopolitan city, business center, central headquarters of theGovernment, of the Spanish Parliament, of the Public Administration andresidence of the Spanish Royal Family, Madrid is characterized by anintense cultural and artistic activity and a very active night life.
The main sights of Madrid are the Prado Museum, the Royal Palace andthe famous squares, monasteries and cathedrals (including Ermita de SanAntonio - the chapel sheltering the tomb of Goya, the great Spanishpainter).
If you go to Madrid, do not miss the opportunity to fly over the cityby funicular, to visit the Amusement Park, the Biological Park, theDolphinarium, and last but not least, to watch the famous corrida andflamenco shows.
For further information about Madrid, we recommend you to visit the site of the Madrid municipality at www.munimadrid.es, where you can download tourist maps and guides with the sights of the city and other useful information.
1. Madrid card - a card for tourists which provide free access to over40 museums, monuments and palaces, transportation, gondola, parks andalso important discounts in many restaurants and shops. The price ofthe card is 25 euros for 24 hours (the card activates on its first use)and can be bought inclusively from the Barajas Airport.
For further information about this card you please visit the site www.madridcard.com.
2. The Madrilenian metro network is very developed; with a metrostation right near the Airport you can rich the center of the city inonly 12 minutes. The price of a ticket is about 1 euro.