Madrid Vacations: A Feast for the Senses
Madrid is known for its vibrant culinary scene, its bustling city squares, its beautiful parks, and legendary Prado Museum. Spend a day in Madrid strolling the Parque del Buen Retiro. Visit Plaza Mayor to sample an Iberian ham bocadillo, and then browse the shops at Las Salinas. Set aside a day or two for the Prado Museum with its stunning collection that spans the eras. Whether you’re looking for markets, food, or art, your Liberty Travel vacation consultant can create a Madrid vacation package or CITYbreak that’s just your style.
Madrid at a Glance
Currency: Euro (€)
Tipping Customs: Tipping is not expected, but you can, if you wish, add a 5-10% service charge for exceptional service
Popular Drink: Sangria
Must Eat: Iberian ham bocadillo
Power Up: C or F (two-prong plug) 230 V
Weather: Winter brings colder temperatures and summer brings hot days. Spring and fall are mild.
Best Time to Visit: Come in the spring and fall, when the weather is mild.
Top Things to Do in Madrid
Meet the Masters at the Prado
Must-see paintings at this world-renowned museum include “Las Meninas” by Velázquez, Goya’s “The Third of May,” Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights,” and van der Weyden’s “Descent from the Cross.”
Search for hidden treasures at the El Rastro flea market, browse the local produce at the Mercado San Miguel, wander the shops of the Puerta del Sol, or stroll down the Gran Vía.
Find Your Park
Retiro Park is known for its gardens, which includes a beautiful rose garden; the Casa de Campo rents kayaks at its lake.
Soak in the Ambiance of Plaza Mayor
From cafés to street performers, Plaza Mayor brings together people, food, and fun.
Savor the Culinary Scene
Madrid is home to Michelin-starred restaurants, charming cafés serving chocolate-drizzled churros, hearty stews, and markets selling Iberian ham.
Madrid Vacation Packages: Marvellous Spain the Liberty Travel Way
Whether the Prado’s on your bucket list, or you want to discover Madrid’s vibrant culinary scene, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Madrid vacation package crafted just for you.
When you book with us, you get:
- Real People. More than a travel agent, your Madrid consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
- Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of Madrid for a truly personalized booking experience.
- Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive Madrid vacation packages, including our CITYbreaks and Journeys.
- Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We know Madrid. Leave the planning to us.