The Spanish capital city of Madrid is right in the center of the Iberian Peninsula. Even today, Madrid is the residence of the Spanish Royal family. Here, you will find endless options for art and architecture along the museum row. The Museo del Prado houses the paintings of Velázquez, Las Pinturas Negras of Goya and many other sophisticated artworks of notable European artists. The Reina Sofí and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza also feature impressive art displays and collections. The Madrid Plaza Mayor is an example of supremely elegant architecture and truly embodies the Golden Age of Spain. Walk around the rose garden at the Retiro Gardens, or just soak in the beauty of this lush setting featuring fountains surrounded by statues and seasonal flowers.
Hotels in Madrid include many options to match every kind of budget. Accommodation in Moncloa-Argüelles and Chamberi include opulent hotels and upscale villa rentals. A number of popular chains of hotels are also found in the business district. The most convenient commute options are the metro transfer and the public bus service. The Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) and four other small airports serve Madrid.
Visiting Madrid in spring or autumn is a good option because the weather is pleasant with an average temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, you can also enjoy many springtime concerts or the Autumn Festival de Otoño.
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