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Madrid, the capital city of Spain

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Getting there You can get to Madrid from Seville, Bilbao and Tarragona. Best price and travel duration below.

From Barcelona 02:30 € 26
From Marseille 07:03 € 141
From Lisbon 10:43 € 24
From Seville 02:20 € 33
From Bilbao 04:52 € 14
From Tarragona 04:46 € 34
From Ronda 03:54 € 27
From Huelva 03:40 € 35
From Cadiz 04:05 € 22
From Algeciras 05:22 € 28
From Gijon 05:55 € 20
From Irun 05:35 € 16
From Oviedo 05:29 € 20
From Jerez De La Frontera 03:27 € 21
From San Sebastian 05:18 € 16
From Benicassim 03:17 € 44
From Huesca 02:05 € 40
From Palencia 02:13 € 19
From Cordoba 01:43 € 16
From Valladolid 01:35 € 37
From Ciudad Real 00:52 € 20
From Malaga 02:25 € 23
From Castellon De La Plana 02:56 € 29
From Toledo 00:33 € 12
From Logrono 03:15 € 58
From Leon 03:14 € 18
From Pamplona 03:03 € 17
From Girona 03:24 € 60


Getting around From Madrid, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Toledo 00:33 € 12
To Ciudad Real 01:01 € 27
To Valladolid 01:47 € 37
To Cordoba 02:04 € 16
To Huesca 02:13 € 34
To Palencia 02:20 € 39
To Seville 02:47 € 28
To Malaga 02:50 € 31
To Castellon De La Plana 03:19 € 51
To Leon 03:20 € 22
To Pamplona 03:21 € 17
To Logrono 03:23 € 23
To Benicassim 03:27 € 36
To Ronda 03:45 € 27
To Jerez De La Frontera 03:53 € 42
To Zumarraga 04:02 € 35
To Girona 04:03 € 51
To Huelva 04:06 € 35
To Cadiz 04:29 € 44
To Tarragona 04:34 € 43
To Bilbao 05:00 € 14
To Algeciras 05:13 € 28
To Oviedo 05:31 € 30
To Barcelona 05:36 € 26
To Gijon 05:57 € 51
To Paris 10:28 € 180
To Lisbon 10:43 € 24
To Blois 12:51 € 275

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Madrid, the capital city of Spain

Madrid is the capital city of Spain, located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula. This cosmopolitan city is inhabited by more than 3 million people basked in a culturally and artistically rich environment. Well known for its amazing nightlife along with its intense cultural and artistic activities, Madrid appears is a versatile city which will satisfy every traveller’s need and curiosity. The energy of this city will drive even the most reluctant ones to dance, explore and tasting all sorts of delicacies… This is called the movida vibe! For spectacular views over Madrid, take the teleférico cable car over Casa del Campo’s 4000 acres of wild woodland. It leaves from Paseo del Pintor Rosales street, near Argüelles Metro station.

Discover the outstanding Prado museum, the Plaza Mayor and rest in the vast and verdant oasis of Parque del Retiro before feeling the temperature of the late night flamenco shows. Madrid has two main train stations, namely Madrid Atocha railway station and Madrid Chamartin railway station.


When in Madrid you can enjoy some of the city’s many cultural attractions. If you like art, you can visit the golden triangle, where you can find three of Spain’s top museums: El Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia, located in the core of the city.

When in Madrid you can enjoy some of the city’s many cultural attractions. If you like art, you can visit the golden triangle, where you can find three of Spain’s top museums: El Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia, located in the core of the city.

At the El Prado, you can find one of the most important collections of classical paintings in the world, from early gothic to the early 19th century, with excellent collections of paintings by major artists such as Bosch, Titian, Velázquez, El Greco, Murillo, Rubens and Goya. If you like classical painting and have only a few hours to spend in Madrid, this is the place to be! For modern are, head to Reina Sofia, which has Picasso’s Guernica as the main attraction.

Other than museums, visit the Plaza Mayor and the Palacio de Oriente area. If you want to enjoy some of the local ambience, try the Plaza de Santa Ana area, with hundreds of restaurants and cafés. Madrid is also the host city of the world’s most crowned football team, the Real Madrid Football Club. Don’t miss a visit to the Santiago Benabeu stadium.

Other than museums, visit the Plaza Mayor and the Palacio de Oriente area. If you want to enjoy some of the local ambience, try the Plaza de Santa Ana area, with hundreds of restaurants and cafés. Madrid is also the host city of the world’s most crowned football team, the Real Madrid Football Club. Don’t miss a visit to the Santiago Benabeu stadium.

Spain is a land of fine food and its capital city, Madrid, is an excellent place to discover the traditional tapas bars, marisquerias (seafood bars) and relaxing cafes. One of the best way to do so, is to go to the beautiful Cava Baja, the epicentre of the historic La Latina neighbourhood. There, tapas bars are lined up, serving Madrid’s signature ‘creative cuisine’. You can also find new eateries in Chueca neighbourhood, north of bustling Gran Via. Enjoy beers and snacks in one of Plaza Santa Ana’s oak-panelled cervecerias or bar-hop in Madrid’s trendy Malasaña district.

A wonder city like Madrid is an invitation for shopping. Calle Fuencarral, north of Gran Via, is lined with trendy fashion stores while Spanish high-street brands cluster around Puerto del Sol. For designer labels, visit Calle Serrano in the upscale Salamanca district or head to La Latina, south of Plaza Mayor, which transforms into a sea of stalls selling art to antiques at Sunday’s El Rastro market.


Madrid Visitors and Convention Bureau
Plaza Mayor, 27 28012 Madrid
Tel: (+34) 91 701 22 10

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Madrid can be found.


Madrid railway station(s)

Madrid Atocha Train Station

Madrid Atocha Train Station

Address: Avenida de Barcelona Madrid

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 11:53pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 11:59pm
Public holidays: 8am to 9:30pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (AVE), Regional & long distance trains (RENFE), Intercity trains
Services:
Tourist Information Point, Lost and found, Police station, Restaurants, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Madrid Chamartin Train Station

Madrid Chamartin Train Station

Address: Calle de Agustín de FoxáMadrid 28036 Madrid

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 9:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Not available
Public holidays: 9am to 1pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (AVE), Regional trains, Intercity trains
Services:
Tourist Information Point, Car Parking, Currency exchange, Lockers, Lost and found, Police station, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Madrid Princi Pio

Address: Paseo de la Florida, 5 28008 Madrid

 



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  • "Train Spain"    
    Excellent service. Train on time and clean.Good access in train station. We were so pleased that we cancelled our automobile rental and did the rest of our travelling by train.  
  • "Andalusian saga"    
    I boarded the train from Madrid Atocha station at 07:00 on the 14th Oct 13. The train left on time. Breakfast was served shortly thereafter. The Breakfast contained both continental fare as well as the local spanish flavours like cheese,olives etc. The train reached Cordoba on time. Overall we had an enjoyable trip. I would definitely recommend this to my colleagues and friends.  
  • "Madrid to MERIDA"    
    I was satisfied with the trip. Andre van Wyk  
  • "Good experience, good staff"    
    Was impressed at how the staff dealt with a woman who died while on the train. They were responsive, quick and helpful, even though I'm sure it was emotional and difficult for them.  
  • "Gotta Love High Speed Trains!"    
    I have traveled with RENFE several times and have always been impressed. Fast, clean, comfortable, reasonably-priced (especially if you book in advance) and a great way to see Spain.  
  • "signes"    
    It was not easy for us to find the right floor in whitch our train had to departure. No directing signes, no sines telling us that the station consists of two floors and no directing personal to ask questions. Thanks. Itamar  
  • "A most pleasant journey"    
    Booking tickets online in advance from India was a simple process, and delivery by courier was dome promptly. The stations (Madrir and Cordoba) were very well signposted and clean, and the train itswelf excellent in style an comfort. I am especially appreciative of the high level of efficiency along with courtesy and warmth with which special assistance (wheel chair) was provided to one member of my family at both stations. Thank you. I look forward to traveling with you again. T Jacob  
  • "Bright lights"    
    Please turn the bright lights off on the train at night. I caught the train from Barcelona to Madrid overnight and was hoping to sleep but the bright lights were left on all night which made sleep very difficult. This made my journey uncomfortable. If this one thing were resolved I believe the comfort of my travel would have been much higher. Please consider this hospitable practice. Thank you.  
  • " MADRID PUERTA DE ATOCHA - BAR"    
    smooth, rapid running travel in comfort and style through an expansive landscape. thank you.  
  • "Excellent Service"    
    Thank you Rail Europe for the excellent service. You made our train travel from Barcelona to Madrid pleasant and comfortable.  
  • "relaxed travelling"    
    We found the trip from Granada to Madrid very convenient We travelled first class and was supposed to get a breakfast served on the journey.The attendant didnt offer us coffee or juice and when I asked for some she was very rude.Apart from that it was very comfortable and clean.  
  • "Barcelona to Madrid return "    
    Good return journey from Barcelona to Madrid and back, tourista class.. Comfortable seats. Speedy journey. Preferred to flying which overall would probably have taken longer. Would have been nice to have English subtitles on the film that was showing. The shared blinds (with the passengers in front and behind, meant that if one person wanted the window blinds closed it affected everyone. I wanted to see the view and that wasn't possible as some else wanted the blinds closed. Good facilities in the on board shop. Screaming children meant the headphones handed out free were worth their weight in gold !  
  • "Suggestions"    
    We were very happy with the experience of travelling from Seville to Madrid and back however when booking the tickets I would have liked to be able to reserve seats rather than have them allocated. My husband does not like travelling in a seat going backwards so we would have liked to have a table for four people. Otherwise everything else was very good.  
  • "Great Trip"    
    We had an opportunity to travel by rail from San Sebastian to Madrid and wanting to see the country side we decided to take the trip. From the moment we checked in to embarking and disembarking everthing exceeded our expectations. The train trip itself was exceptionally good as it afforded us an opportunity to view a portion of the country and this gave us a good idea of the rest of the country. The train ride was excellent and comfortable.Will definitely use the train in future.  
  • "Safety?"    
    I would feel more safe with a seatbelt at the speed of this train . In case of a derailment seatbelts will save many lives. Thank You.  
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