It is the heartbeat of Spanish history and culture, and each year it draws millions of tourists in search of the magic and allure which can be found nowhere else on the globe. Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s largest city which possesses an enchanting magnetism which is all its own. Madrid sits roughly in the center of Spain, which is rather fitting for a capital city and is located southeast of Valladolid, southwest of Zaragoza and north of Toledo. During your visit, you will get to feel the city’s pulse as you stroll along the bustling Gran Vía, immerse yourself in the rhythms of the flamenco and dance the night away at one of the city’s trendy nightclubs. You will also get to experience its history as you visit the vast Palacio Real and admire priceless works of art at the impressive Museo del Prado. With all these and much more, you can be sure that your vacation in this sunlit city will be simply unforgettable.

One of the best means of getting to Madrid is by rail. If you happen to be visiting Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast and intend to experience the capital, you will be able to get there in just under two and half hours.  Valladolid which lies slightly closer is just an hour away while a train trip from Malaga will last about three hours. Navigating Madrid once you get there will be pretty easy since its transport network runs rather smoothly. The various options you will have at your disposal include the metro, bus and taxi while its bike share scheme is also a great option if you enjoy cycling. The Gran Vía is the one place to visit to soak in the city’s vibrant atmosphere. This impressive walkway which is just under a kilometer and half in length is filled with adventures and fun discoveries. The plethora of malls which can be found there offer endless opportunities for loads of retail therapy. And afterwards, you will be able to treat yourself to a movie in one of its many cinemas. 

Europe is filled with several palaces of impressive size, but few of them come much bigger than the Palacio Real, the royal palace. Its scenic location, lavishly decorated interior and numerous treasures and artifacts will certainly make it one of the highlights of your vacation.