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.
Favourite Destinations (Madrid)
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?
The best market
From dunking warm sugary churros into gorgeous smooth and silky hot chocolate to the delicacies from under the sea to the rich and smoky tastes of gorgeous cheeses there is no end of must tries while staying in Madrid. One of the best things to firstly do is teasingly tantalise your taste buds at a gourmet food market, there you will have the opportunity to taste a great variety of gorgeous fresh local produce while being able to really soak up the culture. However, once discovering all these culinary delights you may never want to leave.
Bar hopping with a twist
Following in the foot steps of the very important theme of food, combine the fun of partying the night away with doing a tour of all the best tapas bars. Try all of the most famous dishes along the way as well as trying all sorts of local drinks to accompany the fabulous food and have the added bonus of learning about the magnificent city and all its wonderful sites while hopping from fabulous dish to dish.
Watching as the locals dance the night away in a stunning flurry with gorgeous outfits looks not only fabulous but can also make you very envious. So why not learn the art of flamenco, give yourself an excuse to buy a fabulous dress and join the locals in dancing the night away in true style. Not only is it an impressive skill to learn but also something that can be perfect for a romantic holiday with your loved one, dance is one of the most romantic things to do with endless passion.