After our trip ended in Barcelona we caught our next flight to Madrid, where we were going to stay for the next three days. Once arriving in Madrid we caught the train from the airport to our hostel, once we checked in, settled down and freshened up we went straight out to the streets to begin our adventure. Everyone is each to their own but I personally liked Madrid better then Barcelona it is such an amazing city. You can easily cover this city by foot there is so much to discover, we covered many sights and attractions within our stay.
I will provide information about Madrid along with photos below of my trip!
Madrid is the largest city and is the capital of Spain, it is a 23 hour 35 minute plane ride from Melbourne flying with Qatar Airways with a stopover in Doha. Otherwise if you’re flying with other airlines it generally takes longer.
The common languages that people speak in Madrid are Spanish and English.
The currency in Madrid is the EUR Euros.
Best season to travel
Spring: March, April & May
Summer: June, July & August
Autumn: September & October
What to know
- Easiest option of travelling into the city from the Airport is by the train which is located at the Airport once you arrive, you can catch it to and from the airport.
- Public transportation (train and bus) is easily accessible in Madrid if you want to travel around.
- You can purchase a Hop on Hop off bus pass at your closest bus route or tourist desk. It is a great way to visit sites and attractions.
Sights and attractions
- Plaza Mayor
- Buen Retiro Park
- Royal Palace of Madrid
- Temple of Debod
- Market of San Miguel
- Puerta De Sol
- Puerta De Alcala
- Plaza De Cibeles & more
It depends on how you spend your days although money does add up quite quickly whilst you’re over there. On average I would say $50 AUD is enough to spend for the day.
All photos posted on my blog are taken and belong to me.