Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, situated near the geological centre of the country on the river Manzanares. The climate in Madrid varies wildly from hot and dry summers to cold winters. Madrid is a city that would suit any visitor, from those who are interested in sightseeing, architecture and museums to those who like to enjoy the culinary delights and nightlife of this vibrant capital. If you are visiting Madrid, consider renting a car from Hertz, they are located throughout Madrid including its international airport for your convenience.
The first stop for any tour of Madrid would be Puerta del Sol. In the heart of the city it is a hub for people meeting up, festivals, and tours. Next a visit to Madrid's Plaza Mayor is a must as its grandeur and beautifully frescoed buildings are quintessentially Spanish. Another must see is the Palacio Real, an enormous royal palace that is exquisitely detailed inside and out. Here you can take a tour of the official residence of the King of Spain. Next is the Museum Triangle, which is home to the Thyssen-Bornemisza. For the livelier visitor there are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes as well as places to see Flamenco shows such as the Corral De La Moreria.
There is plenty to do in Madrid but for a slower paced holiday you can't beat hiring a car and escaping the beautiful but hectic city and visit one of the satellite towns or villages for a real taste of Spain. Guadalajara is a city that is roughly 60km from Madrid. Here you will find a city that does things at its own pace full of historic buildings and attractions as well as authentic Spanish restaurants and cafes. Please note that if you want to hire a car it is best to book in advance in order to guarantee the vehicle you require.
Opening hours:Mo-Su 0700-2400
Address:Barajas Airport, Terminal 1 and 4
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Address:C/ Arturo Soria 126-128
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Address:Plaza de Castilla, Ground floor
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Address:C/ Princesa 14
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Address:Jacinto Benavente 2, Ground floor
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Address:Paseo de la Castellana 22,
Parking - First floor
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Address:Calle Catamaran 1