A car hire Madrid Airport deal could work out well should you intend visiting various different places in Spain throughout your holiday. Cheap Madrid Airport car rental deals can be found with a quick search.
It’ well worth considering if you are thinking about exploring areas outside the city such as Toledo which is a splendid location situated 45 km from Madrid.
Irish people wishing to go to Madrid can grab a flight with Aer Lingus or Ryanair from Dublin Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
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Madrid City Guide
Madrid is a city that never ceases to attract vacationers all year round. It’s situated in the centre of Spain. You will find an abundance of things to do such as visiting museums and palaces or soaking up some blissful sunshine.
Madrid is also an excellent spot for those with a love of shopping as well as been renowned for its lively nightlife which is centered on the Plaza de Santa Ana. Many people say that the night time does not truly get going in Madrid til midnight.
Madrid Barajas Airport is Spain’s main airport. It has higher passenger amounts and flight numbers than any other airport in the country. There are 100 plus shops too as well as more than 40 food outlets.
Barajas Airport currently stands as the 10th busiest airport in the world and 4th busiest international airport in Europe. It is situated close to Barajas which is about 15 km’s from Madrid City.
Both Irish airlines use Terminal one at Barajas Airport. Over 50 million passengers use Madrid Airport annually.
Car Hire at Madrid Airport
You will find 4 car rental desks at Barajas Airport. Reserve a cheap Madrid Airport car hire deal as soon as possible. We offer some of the cheapest Spain car hire deals online.
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Transport from the Airport
If you decide against hiring a car at Madrid Airport then there are of course other options. You could consider hiring a taxi. Most taxis in Madrid will only carry as much as four people. You will find taxi ranks outside every terminal.
Another option to take into consideration is a shuttle bus service whilst there are also train services to Madrid city centre. As well as the usual train schedule, there’s a metro underground train service which can be boarded at Terminal 2 and 4.
Eating out in Madrid
There are a lot of great restaurants in Madrid catering for all food types throughout the day and late into the night. Tapas bars are everywhere in the town and are a great option whatever your budget is.
As usual when in a new city, I would suggest sampling some of the local specialties such as lacón which is a smoked gammon dish and Cocido Madrileño which is a vegetable stew.
It’s also well worth choosing a seafood restaurant for dinner for at least one night of your stay.
Madrid City Sightseeing
In a historical town such as Madrid, you will find lots of sites to visit for those with an interest in art and culture. One of the most well-known stops is Plaza Mayor which is more than 200 years old.
In Museo del Prado you can find works from such well-known names as Rubens and Goya. Should you wish to get away from the city for a while then head for El Retiro which is a nice location for some relaxation time.