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Holiday In Madrid

What are you looking for in a holiday destination? How about a place with more museums than you know what to do with? 

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.

Things to Do in Madrid

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.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

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.

What’s Next?

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.


Guide to Exploring Madrid


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Hotel Regina

Hotel Regina

Alcala 19, Madrid, Madrid
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

    Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from La Equitativa Building, Casino de Madrid, and Church of las Calatravas. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts and ...

    Hotel ReginaAU$139

    14 Jul - 15 Jul

    Hotel Atlantico Madrid

    Hotel Atlantico Madrid

    Gran Via 38, Madrid, Madrid
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Plaza de Callao, Gran Via Street, and Puerta del Sol. Teatro Lara and Teatro Rialto are also within 5 minutes. Callao ...

      Hotel Atlantico MadridAU$212

      5 Jul - 6 Jul

      Only YOU Hotel Atocha

      Only YOU Hotel Atocha

      Paseo Infanta Isabel 13, Atocha, Madrid
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Retiro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atocha Station Memorial, El Retiro Park, and Paseo del Prado. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina ...

        Only YOU Hotel AtochaAU$234

        14 Jul - 15 Jul

        Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid

        Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid

        Calle Imperial, 8, Madrid
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Puerta del Sol and Almudena Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Tirso de Molina ...

          Pestana Plaza Mayor MadridAU$250

          21 Jul - 22 Jul

          Zouk Hotel - Adults Only

          Zouk Hotel - Adults Only

          Calle Isaac Newton 2, Alcala de Henares, Madrid
            2.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in Alcala de Henares, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of La Garena Plaza Shopping Center, Puerta de Madrid, and Monastery of San Bernardo. Regional ...

            Zouk Hotel - Adults OnlyAU$123

            27 Jun - 28 Jun

            Hotel Mediodia

            Hotel Mediodia

            Plaza del Emperador Carlos V 8, Madrid, Madrid
              2.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Atocha, this hotel is steps from Lavapies, Paseo del Prado, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. El Retiro Park and Prado Museum are also ...

              Hotel MediodiaAU$118

              21 Jul - 22 Jul

              Novotel Madrid Center

              Novotel Madrid Center

              O'donnell 53, Madrid, Madrid
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Salamanca, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of WiZink Center and Nuevo Teatro Alcala. El Retiro Park and Las Ventas are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

                Novotel Madrid CenterAU$167

                7 Jul - 8 Jul

                Dear Hotel Madrid

                Dear Hotel Madrid

                Gran Via 80, Madrid
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                  This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Madrid, walking distance from Teatro Coliseum, Plaza de España, and Lope de Vega Theatre. Also nearby are Gran ...

                  Dear Hotel MadridAU$178

                  14 Jul - 15 Jul

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