Area 605.8 Square Kilometers
Population 2.23 Million
Winter Temperature 10 C
Summer Temperature 19 C
Best Time To Visit September to November
Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport is Spain's busiest airport and is the main European hub for flights to Latin America. Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air France, British Airways, Etihad operates flights from India with stop overs.
Madrid is also the centre of the Spanish railway network, with international, inter-city, high speed and regional services. The Renfe national railway company runs all these rail services, as well as the local lines.
It is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid, but is only used for state ceremonies. It is the largest palace in Europe by floor area. The interior of the palace is notable for its wealth of art and the use of many types of fine materials in the construction and the decoration of its rooms.
The Plaza Mayor is Madrid's main square. It is located right in the centre of the city, just a few minutes walk from the Puerta del Sol. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape and is surrounded by three-story residential buildings having 237 balconies facing the Plaza. The Plaza Mayor has been the scene of multitudinous events like markets, bullfights, soccer games, public executions, etc.
This gallery in Madrid has the most complete collection of Spanish painting from 11th-18th centuries, and numerous masterpieces by great universal artists such as El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Bosch, Titian, Van Dyck and Rembrandt. The quality and variety of its collection makes the Prado one of the world's best-endowed museums.
The Buen Retiro Park is the first biggest park of Madrid city. It is a magnificent park filled with beautiful sculpture, monuments, galleries and peaceful lakes. Close to the northern entrance of the Parque del Retiro is a large artificial lake, the Estanque del Retiro. Here you can rent a rowing boat, especially popular during weekends.
Debod Temple is an ancient Egyptian temple which was rebuilt in Madrid. On the temple itself you may admire some carved reliefs, and upstairs in the museum there are photographs depicting the monument's history. The temple is laid out in the same way as it was orientated in Egypt, from east to west.
The Chueca district is one of the most bustling areas of the city. As a shopping district, its well-known for its avant-garde and Spanish fashion shops, and numerous stores continue to spring up to delight the most daring and stylish of buyers.
El Rastro is one of the oldest markets in Europe, yet it's also one of the most modern. Both natives and tourists, have made El Rastro one of the most popular places in the city and a must-see for all trips into the city.
This store clearly dominates the shopping area. It encompasses several buildings and carries the most comprehensive collection of designers of any large store in Spain. Designer boutiques in this store include Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Armani, Gucci, Loewe, Bulgari, Dior, Dior Homme, Georges Rech etc.
Jose Ortega y Gasset 89, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Raimundo Fernandez Villaverde 26, Esquina con calle Alenza, 28003 Madrid, Spain
Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary
Ventura de la Vega 6, 280014 Madrid, Spain