We continue our review of city breaks for this 2014 Easter Holidays and today we will directly go to one of those places that always must be in any list of urban escapes: Madrid.
Although those who live in Madrid go away from it in holy week like crazies (and almost always that there are holidays in sight), the true is that the Spanish capital is one of those essential destinations when we talk about city breaks in Europe.
Madrid is perfect for a cultural tourism escape, for a four days trip with friends, for a holiday with your partner the principal places of interests this great city where is always possible to find a good bar, some tapas and the best smiles.
The lodging in the center of Madrid is very varied with all kinds of prices and categories that will allow you to choose exactly the trip that better fit with your budget. Now, to truly enjoy what the city can offer to you, the best choice is booking a hotel in the center of Madrid. If you travel with friends, each time there are more hotels in Madrid with rooms for three, four or even five people, also a great choice if you plan a city break with your family in Madrid.
The Madrid advantage is getting much with few: the flights are usually more economical than in other cities and with more schedules, because the connections with the capital – and Barcelona- are the best of the country.
The hotels, with so much competition, usually design lodging offers with breakfast included, late check out in the weekends, hotel discounts for previous booking… And for eating or going out in the night, Madrid is not exactly one of the most expensive cities in Europe, but all the opposite .
The “essential” visits in Madrid are Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía and Callao, Madrid de los Austrias, Museo del Prado and El Retiro, Plaza Mayor and the innovador Mercado de San Miguel. To go out in the night, Chueca, Huertas or Malasaña, and to eat tapas, Cava Baja and Cava Alta, in the neighborhood La Latina and the side streets in the Letras neighborhood.
For the shopping routes in Madrid, undoubtedly, Preciados, Calle Mayor and Fuencarral form the perfect offer to discover new tendencies or look over in the big fashionable clothing stores and complements.
If you plan the escape to Madrid with kids, do not forget including a day in the Casa de Campo or a day in the theme park Warner. It is also useful to review the events agenda in Madrid having set your trip dates: it is possible that the billboard keeps some surprise for you or a musical that deserves being seen.