5 Tips For the Best Holiday in Madrid
A holiday to Madrid is sure to be one filled with amazing site seeing, delicious food, and great times. Here we’ve listed some of the top tips on how to have the best holiday in Madrid. From what to see, to purchasing the right travel insurance, we’ve got it covered.
There are some wonderful attractions to be seen in Madrid. The Plaza Mayor is where lots of the action in Madrid is concentrated around and where many events take place. Of course, including typical Spanish bull fighting.
Another must see sight is the Royal Palace as well as the Royal Botanical Gardens. This is a great place to visit in Summer and simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surrounds.
For something with a little more action, visit Retiro park, were crowds gather on weekends to see performers, painters and musicians.
Transport in Madrid
There are a few different modes of transport you can take when holidaying in Madrid. With extra wide boardwalks it is ideal for walking travellers who want to take in the sights. To cover more ground quickly, you can take the Madrid Metro, the underground train system or simply take a bus. With buses running 24 hours a day, you are able to get around for less, even late at night.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit will also depend on what you want to get out of your trip and the weather conditions you like best. The heat arrives in June and that’s when the city comes alive and restaurants and bars are overflowing well into the early hours.
Madrid has so many wonderful festivals so you may want to consider travelling during one of them.
The month long Fiestas de San Isidro, honouring the patron saint of Madrid is one of the cities biggest festivals and begins on May 15th.
From the 6th to the 15th of August the Fiestas de San Lorenzo, San Cayetano and the Virgen de la Paloma are commemorated with concerts, dancing and other festivities.
Do your research
As mentioned above, it is so important to do your research before taking a trip to Madrid. There are so many festivals that you may want your trip to coincide with. If you have friends or relatives who have been to them previously, it is a good idea to find out what it was like and ask questions to find out which one(s) are best suited to your holiday.
A great idea is to also search online and find out about other fun, exciting things to do in Madrid. That way you can work the activities into your holiday and you won’t miss out!
Having cheap travel insurance whilst travelling overseas is so important for all types of travellers. If anything were to happen to any of your belongings you would want to know that you would be compensated for it and be able to re-coop your losses. Similarly, if you fell ill, you want to know that financially, you would be able to receive medical treatment without financial strain.
Holidaying in Madrid is great for singles, couples and families. I hope we’ve given you some helpful tips to make your trip to Madrid an unforgettable experience.