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About Madrid

The Spanish capital of Madrid is one of the Iberian Peninsula’s most iconic and captivating cities. Situated on the banks of the Manzanares River, it is renowned for its rich heritage, vibrant contemporary culture and exciting night life, regarded as one of the best in the world. With a population of over three million, Madrid is located the northeast of the middle of the Iberian Peninsula, at the centre of the scenic Castillian plateau. Madrid’s historic city centre is home to a wealth of fascinating districts, including Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Colón, each offering a wonderful insight into the Spain’s long and intriguing past, as well as its marvellous modern culture.

Exploring Madrid

Madrid boasts many fantastic areas to explore and unearth incredible history and inspiring landmarks. Located in the heart of the Spanish capital, Puerta del Sol is a fantastic place to start a day of discovery in Madrid. This historic plaza boasts a number of intriguing buildings and monuments, including the famous statue of King Charles III on horseback, the Bear and the Madroño Tree Statue and the old and impressive Royal Post Office.

Elsewhere in the city centre, Plaza Mayor is one of Madrid’s most popular areas, especially with tourists, where visitors will find a plethora of charming cafes, restaurants and shops offering an authentic taste of local culture. This ancient square has a long and fascinating history, having played host to everything from markets and tournaments, to bullfights and executions, but nowadays is magnificent part of the city in which to soak up Madrid’s enchanting atmosphere.

Perhaps one of Madrid’s most famous and dramatic landmarks is the world-famous Royal Palace – or Palacio Real – which is often used for important state ceremonies. This colossal structure is one of the largest palaces in Europe and its impressive exterior is matched by its lavish interior, which can be seen up close on a guided tour of the building.

Madrid is renowned as a city of art and culture, and there is no better place to appreciate this side of Spain’s capital than with a trip to the museum district, often referred to as the Museum Triangle, named as such due to the three key art museums found here. These celebrated museums include one of the world’s finest art museums the Museo del Prado, the classical art collection at the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the famous modern art museum known as the Reina Sofia. Visitors will also find a number of smaller museums scattered throughout the area, which are also well worth visiting.

As well as its fascinating museums, Madrid is also well-known for its beautiful parks, which include El Retiro Park, Parque del Capricho and the Royal Botanical Garden, each offering the perfect place to relax in the sun and enjoy stunning and colourful surroundings.

Madrid tips

Many of Madrid’s museums are free to enter at certain points during the week, for example there is no charge to enter the Reina Sofia Museum after 7pm on weekdays, in the afternoon on Saturday and in the morning on Sunday, so if you’re hoping to visit the city’s best museums, plan your trip accordingly to help save money.

Madrid Itineraries

Guimarães

Douro Delights - Porto to Madrid

1 sailing date May 2020
8 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Douro Delights - Porto to Madrid

5 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
8 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Exploring the Douro, Madrid, Lisbon

1 sailing date August 2020
11 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon
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Saint Emilion

Bordeaux to Madrid

4 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2020
11 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Madrid

Porto to Madrid

1 sailing date April 2020
13 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Porto to Madrid

16 sailing dates April 2020 to November 2020
13 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Blaye

Bordeaux to Madrid

1 sailing date April 2020
13 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Pauillac

Bordeaux to Madrid

15 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
13 Nights From Bordeaux, France to Spain , Madrid
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Lisbon

Lisbon to Madrid

1 sailing date April 2020
13 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Peso Da Régua

Lisbon to Madrid

6 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
13 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Porto to Madrid

1 sailing date April 2020
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Madrid

Porto to Madrid

7 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Lisbon

Lisbon to Madrid

1 sailing date March 2020
16 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Pinhao

Lisbon to Madrid

15 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
16 Nights From Bem-vindo, to Spain , Madrid
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Salamanca

Douro Delights - Porto to Madrid

9 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2020
8 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Vernon

27 Day Best of Portugal & France

6 sailing dates May 2020 to June 2020
26 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Paris (Honfleur)
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Lyon

Portugal & Spain Treasures With Rhone & Seine

1 sailing date August 2019
29 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Paris
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Peso Da Régua

Douro Delights - Porto to Madrid

4 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
7 Nights From Porto, Portugal to Spain , Madrid
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Madrid

Jewels of Spain, Portugal &Douro River From Madrid

2 sailing dates August 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Madrid, Spain to Portugal , Lisbon

Last call for 2019! HUGE savings up to £2,400 per couple | Limited availability

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Peso Da Régua

Jewels of Spain, Portugal &Douro River From Lisbon

2 sailing dates August 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to Spain , Madrid

Last call for 2019! HUGE savings up to £2,400 per couple | Limited availability

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