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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 ₹ 1,970
From Marseille 07:03 ₹ 10,682
From Lisbon 10:43 ₹ 1,818
From Seville 02:20 ₹ 2,500
From Bilbao 04:52 ₹ 1,061
From Tarragona 04:46 ₹ 2,576
From Ronda 03:54 ₹ 2,045
From Huelva 03:40 ₹ 2,652
From Cadiz 04:05 ₹ 1,667
From Algeciras 05:22 ₹ 2,121
From Gijon 05:55 ₹ 1,515
From Irun 05:35 ₹ 1,212
From Oviedo 05:29 ₹ 1,515
From Jerez De La Frontera 03:27 ₹ 1,591
From San Sebastian 05:18 ₹ 1,212
From Benicassim 03:17 ₹ 3,333
From Huesca 02:05 ₹ 3,030
From Palencia 02:13 ₹ 1,439
From Cordoba 01:43 ₹ 1,212
From Valladolid 01:35 ₹ 2,803
From Ciudad Real 00:52 ₹ 1,515
From Malaga 02:25 ₹ 1,742
From Castellon De La Plana 02:56 ₹ 2,197
From Toledo 00:33 ₹ 909
From Logrono 03:15 ₹ 4,394
From Leon 03:14 ₹ 1,364
From Pamplona 03:03 ₹ 1,288
From Girona 03:24 ₹ 4,545

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

To Toledo 00:33 ₹ 909
To Ciudad Real 01:01 ₹ 2,045
To Valladolid 01:47 ₹ 2,803
To Cordoba 02:04 ₹ 1,212
To Huesca 02:13 ₹ 2,576
To Palencia 02:20 ₹ 2,955
To Seville 02:47 ₹ 2,121
To Malaga 02:50 ₹ 2,348
To Castellon De La Plana 03:19 ₹ 3,864
To Leon 03:20 ₹ 1,667
To Pamplona 03:21 ₹ 1,288
To Logrono 03:23 ₹ 1,742
To Benicassim 03:27 ₹ 2,727
To Ronda 03:45 ₹ 2,045
To Jerez De La Frontera 03:53 ₹ 3,182
To Zumarraga 04:02 ₹ 2,652
To Girona 04:03 ₹ 3,864
To Huelva 04:06 ₹ 2,652
To Cadiz 04:29 ₹ 3,333
To Tarragona 04:34 ₹ 3,258
To Bilbao 05:00 ₹ 1,061
To Algeciras 05:13 ₹ 2,121
To Oviedo 05:31 ₹ 2,273
To Barcelona 05:36 ₹ 1,970
To Gijon 05:57 ₹ 3,864
To Paris 10:28 ₹ 13,636
To Lisbon 10:43 ₹ 1,818
To Blois 12:51 ₹ 20,833

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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.

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.

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
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
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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  • "Erkan Otag’s experience"    
  • "Train Madrid Malaga return"    
    We took another train journey from Madrid to Malaga and return and I have to say it is the most comfortable way to travel. We find the service clean, punctual and above all the staff friendly. We would recommend this to flying or driving.  
  • "Perfect Ride"    
    fast, comfortable and departed on time. had a good sleep on train.  
  • "Fast "    
    It was our family first time travel in Europe by train as we usual drove wherever convenience. This high speed train was very impressive of its comfort, steady and speedy. We were surprised to the hospitality, food, drink offered, and have to say thank you to those assistants although one of them was not very friendly when I asked for a sparkling wine. The other lady was pleased to send me the drink when I requested again. Overall was V Good.  
  • "Excellent"    
    Very nice  
  • "Fast and fun"    
    From Malaga to Madrid to watch football at Santiago Bernabeu the train was superb. Travelled turist-class and were satisfied with that. Verry good seats. Never been in trains over 300 km an hour. Fun!  
  • "Totally First Class"    
    This is the first time I was travelling first class on Renfe and I must say it was quite an experience. The breakfast was wonderful and so was the ambiance of the coach, which includes the soft, spacious seats. Since a lot of tourists use these trains, I would suggest Renfe offer up a few English newspapers along with the Spanish papers.  
  • "Enjoyable Experience..."    
    I had forgotten how nice it is just to sit back and not have to buckle that seat belt and put seat upright. For short trips the train beats the plane and with the bus station right there in Malaga,very convenient.  
  • "Very comfortable Journey"    
    Excellant!!! When the train was delayed I was compensated by 50% (approx) A Grenat deal!!  
  • "Relaxing trip"    
    Four of us flew into Madrid, and took the RENFE to Sevilla. Online reservations were easy. We took advantage of the inexpensive luggage check to tour the Prado before our train left. After a long flight, it was great to be able to move around on the train.  
  • "it was a good experience "    
    one small suggestion, when the tickets been booked we need to get the train tickets directly to the mailing address. instead of downloading the tickets going through many option. bit confusing.  
  • "Flawless!"    
    We took 3 train trips in Spain, and all went off without a hitch. I bought the tickets online months in advance and printed our boarding passes at home. We walked right on the trains and took our assigned seats. Nothing easier or convenient than that!  
  • "Good trip"    
    It was a good trip to Cordoba by taking Renfe. I will suggest people in Taiwan to do so.  
  • "Amazing!"    
    Thank you for a wonderful trip in the Renfe high speed train from Barcelona to Madrid. Everything from booking the ticket via the internet, arriving at the train and boarding, the journey itself and disembarking in Madrid went seamless and without any problem. What stands out is the friendliness and professional behaviour of the staff on the train. Thank you for a relaxing and comfortable trip.  
  • "Excellent Service "    
    Excellent service from Rail Europe. I appreciated the billing in Indian Rupees. The service by Renfe was excellent. Well connected and equipped stations. Trains were dot on time and coaches very comfortable  
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