The central capital of Spain, Madrid is a city that is dominated first and foremost by its connection to royalty. Everything regal, expensive, and elegant is right here, making it a cultural heart of sophistication and class to rival Paris in a way few cities do. It’s a well-cared for, well-curated city with lots to see, lots to do, and a history that beckons the curious like a bull to a red cape.
Getting in and around
There are plenty of ways to get into Madrid, as connected as the capital is. There trains from Barcelona, Seville, Malaga, and even further afield like Paris and Lisbon. Buses are just as international, leading directly into the metro system of the city. Those seeking the most direct route are going to want to arrive by plane at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport. From there, Madrid airport transfers to the city centre are