Madrid is lively city right in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. As the capital of Spain, Madrid naturally offers plenty of cultural and historical experiences for tourists and locals alike, whether its museums, food or a nightclub that you're looking for. With such a central location, Madrid is less than eight hours away from any other city in the entirety of the country, making it a great starting point for your holiday in Spain.
Explore the history and culture of the capital
Booking a villa in Madrid for you next city break is a great idea if you're looking to discover more about Spanish history and culture. Though a relatively new capital compared to its European counterparts (having only become the capital in the 16th century), Madrid still offers some beautiful and historical architecture. Built in 1738, the Palacio Real is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family and is the largest royal palace in all of Western Europe. Rather unusually, Madrid is also home to an ancient Egyptian temple called Templo de Debod – originally built in Egypt, this temple was dismantled and reconstructed in the Spanish capital as a means to preserve the historical site by UNESCO.
If you're searching for a culturally enriching Spanish experience, then be sure to see a flamenco dance at some point during your stay in an apartment in Madrid. You'll often find performances in bars and restaurants such as at the Corral de la Moreria. You could also learn more about the tradition of bullfighting in Madrid – if you're planning on visiting during May or June then head to Las Ventas, the main bullring in the city, and take in the atmosphere at the San Isidro bullfight festival. Or, if you'd prefer something slightly less terrifying, why not try and catch a Real Madrid game at Santiago Bernabéu football stadium?
Soak up the food and the nightlife with Madrid villas
Madrid is a city well known for its exquisite cuisine and its vibrant and varied nightlife. The Spanish capital is home to Botin, the oldest restaurant still running in the world, so you know food has always been at the heart of this city. You'll have ample opportunity to sample traditional Spanish cuisine such as tapas, seafood and churros during your stay in holiday rentals in Madrid. After dark why not head to a music venue such as the jazz club Café Central, or La Coquette for a taste of the blues? There are also plenty of bars open til the early hours of the morning here, such as El Penta or La Via Lactea. Or if you'd prefer to dance the night away, why not head to Madrid's most famous nightclub Kapital? If you're into a more indie scene, then Independance is a great club for an alternative night out.
Make Madrid the stepping stone for your Spanish adventure
Madrid apartments are the perfect location for your next holiday in Spain, as the capital's extremely central position in the country opens up plenty of opportunities for day trips to nearby cities during your stay. The region of Madrid is surrounded by two other regions: Castile-La Mancha to the South and East, and Castile and León to the North and West. If you're looking for an interesting cultural experience, then head South to Toledo for the day. With a heritage of Christian, Muslim and Jewish culture, this city is also known as the 'City of Three Cultures'. Or why not visit the 'Town of Stones and Saints', Ávila, to the West during your stay in a villa in Madrid and discover the numerous churches within the town's medieval walls. Segovia to the North is less than an hour's drive from the capital and is brimming with history, with traces of its Roman heritage visible everywhere. So why not make a holiday rental property in Madrid the starting point of your visit to Spain?