If you have had enough of the grime of a busy week and are in the lookout for a getaway to enjoy yourself to the fullest with your friends and family and want to relax yourself like you do not have a care in the world, then head for Madrid. Being the capital and the largest city of Spain, it is bustling with life and is full of life and vigor, just what you need to break away from the monotony of everyday life. Madrid has a warm, Mediterranean climate, with warm, sunny days and cooler nights due to lack oh humidity.
1. Transport: If you are coming by air then you should land at the Barajas Airport which is predominantly served by the Iberia Airlines. It is the most important international airport in the Iberian Peninsula. RENFE or the Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Espanoles is the main railway service and if you are taking the train, then you will have to get down at the Atocha terminal in the south and the Chamartin terminal in the north. The metro of Madrid is one of the most complex networks in the world today.
2. Sight- Seeing: The bohemian culture of Madrid is colorful and steeped in history and art. Some of the best museums and galleries of the world are situated in Madrid. It is highly debatable whether you will be able to have a look at all the wonderful museums in just a weekend. Perhaps you will have to come back for a vacation. The three best museums are perhaps the Prado Museum, situated along the Paseo del Prado and the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and Reina Sofia Museum. They make up the famous “Golden Triangle of Art”, and tourists and connoisseurs from all over the world come to have a look. Other noteworthy museums are Naval Museum, Casa-Museo Jose Padilla, Casa-Museo Manuel Benedito, Museo de Antropologia Medica, Museo De La Farmacia Hispana, Museo Del Reloj Grassy. If you want to experience the nightlife of Madrid then head towards the Chueca. Whereas Auditorio Nacional de Musica is the place to be in if you like opera and classical music.
3. Food and Restaurant: There are some premium restaurants in Madrid which serve mouth watering Spanish and Continental dishes.: The Corral de la Moreria Restaurant organizes the best flamenco show to be enjoyed with delicious Spanish food. La Barraca is the place to be in for authentic paellas and Al Natural Restaurant serves delicious vegetarian pastas and salads.
You can enjoy the bright sunshine which is perfect for an all- day outing. Good food and lots of sight- seeing can keep you occupied for a long and fulfilling weekend, so much so that you will want to return again and again.