Madrid is the capital city and the prime cultural centre of Spain. It has numerous historical sites, antiquated restaurants and museums along with the finest amalgamation of Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo Classical architecture. Places to visit and things to do
- Salamanca is an upscale neighbourhood in Madrid popular for its high-end shopping streets such as the Calle Goya, Calle Serrano and Calle José Ortega y Gasset. Many of the 5-star hotels around Salamanca are in close proximity to other attractions such as the Prado Museum. This museum is very popular among tourists with priceless exhibits of Francisco Goya and many Spanish artists on display. Some of the 5-star hotels around Salamanca are also close to the central square, known as the Plaza Mayor. Some of the best resorts in Madrid are close to the neighbourhood of Salamanca.
- Centro is known as the oldest neighbourhood in Madrid with the renowned Reina Sophia Museum that houses a large collection of modern art. The 5-star as well as 3-star hotels around Centro are near several other attractions such as the Royal Palace and the popular Rastro Flea Market.
- Affordable dine-outs such as the La Bola Taberna and Tabela de la Daniela serve the most popular food in Madrid such as Cocido Madrileño. While the Curry Masala Restaurant and Moharaja are some of the best cheap Indian/veg-friendly restaurants in Madrid that serve dishes such as palak paneer, curry, do pyaza, and aloo tikki, among others.
- There are plenty of budget hotels near the Madrid Airport. Most of these hotels offer complimentary access to Wi-Fi and free airport transfers.