Fly to Barajas Airport with direct flights from Athens with cheap air tickets from Alitalia and Aegean Airlines.
In Madrid there are subway lines and buses. The best form of transport in Madrid is the Metro, and is one of the most functional and inexpensive metro networks in Europe. Cycling is not appropriate for the city of Madrid since it doesn’t have a path for bikes and the drivers have not grown accustomed to the presence of cyclists on the road. Prefer the metro or buses since they cover the entire city.
One of the top architectural monuments of Madrid is the Royal Palace (Palacio Real). You will have the chance to see many impressive monuments at the Retiro park, such as the Gate of Independence, the monument of King Alfonso and others.
Madrid is internationally known for its art museums. A museum worth visiting is the Museum on the Americas, where one can admire works of art and archaeological and ethnographic works from throughout the American continent. Another museum worth visiting is the Museo del Prado, which houses one of the most interesting collections of European art. The National Archaeological Museum in Madrid is one of the best museums of its kind in Europe.
ABOUT THE CITY
Madrid is a vibrant city with a fast pace, ideal for holidays that combine visits to museums, attractions and entertainment! It has some of the most interesting museums in the world, nightlife and numerous dining and shopping options. Do not forget to enjoy Spanish dishes in one of the tapas bar and watch a flamengo music show or choreography. And for the more adventurous, a visit to Las Ventas, the largest bullfighting arena (Plaza de Toros) in Spain, will surely keep you satisfied. The city is also famous for its many beautiful squares. The most famous is the Plaza Mayor, which is a common meeting place for tourists and locals. Do not forget to enjoy your coffee in one of the many cafes located on the square.