How to live an ideal vacation in Madrid
The only way to have a perfect vacation is to plan the trip with time. While many things need to be organized, the most critical areas are: accommodation, transportation and recreation.
How do you get from your home to the airport?
Carrying luggage on public transport is very uncomfortable, and you run the risk of misplacing your luggage, having it broken or suffering from some unsafe event. To preserve your goods intact you can opt for a private transport service.
A professional driver will pick you up from wherever you are and take you to the airport quickly, safely and affordably. Madrid transfer services are the most comfortable way to carry your belongings. Please make sure the car you get into is the same one the driver told you he would take.
Where can you stay?
There are many places you can stay, but if you choose to spend your vacation in quality hotels, we recommend the following:
The Intercontinental is located in a completely renovated 18th-century palace. The suites have access to the Intercontinental Club, which offers all-day meals, computers for those who work while travelling, ironing service and late checkout.
Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa
Sheraton is a guarantee of quality in all the cities where it is located. It has spacious and luminous rooms with wooden dressing rooms, a private kitchen, living room and a small work table. The building has a vast garden and a spa.
What to do in Madrid?
Madrid is a city that offers a great variety of tourist attractions. Still, there are some activities that you cannot miss:
Visit emblematic places
There are many beautiful places to visit, but we mainly recommend you to visit the Church of San Antonio de Los Alemanes, the Prado Museum, the Retiro Park, the Alcalá Gate and the Royal Palace.
Try the traditional pastries
You’ll likely gain a few pounds on vacation, but it’s worth it to give yourself a taste of food. In case you want to know new flavours you can choose between bartolillos, palmeritas, barquillos, manolitos and pestiños. If you are more classic, ask for churros and hot chocolate in a cup.
In Madrid, there are modern and economical clothing franchises. You can find beautiful garments at Zara, Pull & Bear or Bershka and get several outfits for little money. There is no need to pay extra for textile products because the quality of the premium brands is not far from that of some cheap brands.
If you have a little more budget, we recommend you invest in a good bag. Tissa Fontaneda is a German designer who lives in Madrid and offers luxury items that you won’t find anywhere else. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy one.