Segway Tours of Madrid

Following quickly on the trail of my restaurant recommendation, I have received another suggestion from a visitor to Madrid. William Brunnel of Scotland often goes to Madrid and on his last trip he saw something that he had never seen before, a Segway tour of the city. Here’s what he told me: "On my last […]

Food and Wine Tours of Madrid

Tour Update and Notice As Alun has mentioned early in my introduction, we hope in the near future to offer guided tours of some of Madrid’s culinary treasures. Highlighting both well-known monuments to food and more importantly, those little known treasures – we hope to offer a unique perspective on the food scene in Madrid. […]

City Council of Madrid Offers 37 Guided Tours

Th City Council of Madrid is offering visitors, and citizens, of Madrid 37 guided tours of the City. The tours cover all interests and needs. The tours are set to run from February to June and cost around 3.10 Euros on foot or 6 Euros by bus/car. Here are a selection of them from the […]

Flights from Madrid with Spanair

I get quite a few emails from visitors to this site asking about travel wihtin Spain – the best, the quickest and the cheapest ways to get around. Most people think about using the bus or train but flight travel can also be cheap, too. A few days ago I was looking for flights to […]

New Madrid Tourist Travel Pass Launched

From today, November 1st, a new travel pass will be issued in Madrid which will offer tourists the chance to sample some of the surrounding areas of Madrid. Tourists will have the option of buying 1, 2, 3, 5 or 7 day passes for travel within central Madrid and further afield. The towns of Aranjuez, […]

Fly from Bristol to Madrid with easyJet (from October 31st)

easyJet will soon be operating flights between Bristol and Madrid, which is fantastic news for those living in the South West of England and Wales, and who usually have to travel to the London airports or Manchester to get to Madrid. The first flights will take off on the 31st October and it looks like […]

Metro Madrid Website – Review

Any visitor to Madrid should get to know and use the Madrid Metro. It covers virtually the whole city and every tourist destination can be reached by it. I have previously written an article, entitled Madrid – Metro and Bus Travel, so this should act as an update to that and provide supplementary information. The […]

Photographic Street Map

I just came across a neat site, from QDQ, which allows you to type in a Madrid address and building number and it will return an image of what that building looks like. So if you’re booking a hotel or hostal, a restaurant or even to rent a new flat, simply type in the address […]

Maps of Madrid

By reviewing my stats, I have noticed that a number of people have requested a map of Madrid. Well, here are a couple of suggestions that should keep most people happy: Multimap – simply select Spain from the drop-down list, wait for the page to refresh and then type in you street name if you […]

Madrid’s Cable Car

One alternative way of seeing Madrid, is by taking the cable car. From Madrid’s Pintor Rosales, in the Parque del Oeste, you will be able to catch the cable car (telefĂ©rico in Spanish) out to Madrid’s huge Casa de Campo, a massive park which goes on for kilometres, stretching out towards the east of the […]

Madrid – Metro and Bus Travel

Getting around many of the main attractions in Madrid can be done quite easily on foot; for longer distances, or in hot weather, there’s always the Metro. Metro Madrid has undergone extensive development over the last 10-15 years and is now one of the finest in Europe. It is also one of the cheapest – […]

Getting to Madrid (by plane)

The companies that fly to Madrid, from the UK, can be split into the standard larger carriers like British Airways and the ‘no frills’ airlines, like Easy Jet. Let’s take a look at them: British Airways and Iberia are the ones I usually fly with; the latter you need to book well in advance to […]