Or a place where the decision between two football teams could turn out very well or very poorly for you? We’re talking about Madrid, Spain, and we think it’s time for you to see it. Check out lastminute.com.au’s offers on Madrid holiday packages and start your new adventure.
There’s plenty of things to do in this grand city, so start out by booking one of lastminute.com.au’s Madrid car hire options. Once you’ve got your wheels, cruise over to the Royal Armoury of Madrid, located on the ground floor of the Royal Palace of Madrid. This place contains the personal arms of the King of Spain! Walking through here and seeing the mannequins and horses dressed in their best armour will leave you feeling like you’re in King Arthur’s court.
Keep the museum theme going during your holiday in Madrid with a visit to the Reina Sofia Museum, which is dedicated to 20th-century art. Some of the collections here include works from Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. You know that Pablo painting Guernica? Yeah, that hangs here. If you could pull off a heist job, you’d come away with some very nice decorations for your wall. But we suggest you stick to the gift shop instead.
Break out your wallet, because the amount of shopping you can do here is almost ridiculous. Good thing you took advantage of one of our Madrid package deals and saved money—some stuff might be a little pricey. But who cares? Head to the Sol-Salamanca district where some of the top designers in the world have big stores. We’re talking Hugo Boss and Dolce & Gabbana, and that’s just for starters. Hope you’re ready to accessorise!
When it comes time to fill your belly, the Chueca and Fuencarral Street Area is where you should go. There’s plenty of small cafes, tapas bars and fine restaurants. Order up a serving of callos a la madrilena (hot pot of spicy beef tripe) and oreja de cerdo (pig ears fried in garlic). After all, you can’t enjoy a Madrid holiday without some tasty fried pig ears (really, it tastes incredible!).
We’re not sure if we even have to tell you about the nightlife here, but we’ll do it anyway. The best neighbourhoods for getting wild in are Bilbao, Tribunal, Atocha and Moncloa. There’s plenty of others, but these are the best. Just remember that the Spanish like to get the night started later than usual, so don’t be the person who shows up early to the party.
Drop everything! Drop your stack of memos. Clear your schedule—socially and professionally. Browse our great offers on Madrid packages and take your pick. And did you know that a flight from here to Paris is only two hours? Why not extend your trip? Check out our awesome offers on Paris holiday packages in case you’d like to see “The City of Lights” during your getaway.
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Thankfully, there's a room waiting for you in Madrid. For a place that won't break the bank, check out the Artrip (Calle de Valencia, 11) or the Hotel Francisco I (Calle Arenal, 15). Two more you may want to consider include the Hotel Villa Magna and the Hotel Ritz. These upmarket hotels are for those who want to be surrounded by luxury while they're here.
The Prado Museum is a must-see attraction for visitors to Madrid. If you're hoping to stay within a short distance of this famed attraction, The Westin Palace, Madrid and the Hotel Palacio Del Retiro, Autograph Collection are both top picks.
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