We only have 45 mins between our flight landing and the bus leaving to Salamanca. Is this feasible? If we miss the bus what are our alternatives for getting to Salamanca that same day? Can we get on the next bus even if we haven't booked tickets for it? Or are there other alternatives? Basically we need a plan B if we can't make the bus. Many thanks for any advice.
I have 10 hours brake there, is there area to sit and rest?
Can anyone help me identify the following buildings in Madrid please? I've been scouring Google Earth for hours in vain. They were all taken on the City Tour Route 1, within a few minutes of each other, I think not far from the Metropolis building, Gran Via.
Terry, East Grinstead, UK
Hi does anyone know where I can go to get my camera 35mm film developed/processed?
Would it be cheaper if I buy the train ticket online from renfe.com instead of buying it at the station.
Does anyone know what this building in Retiro Park in Madrid is being used for and what it was originally used for. Tahnks, Gary
looking for apartments/villas for 20 people
Hi we will be travelling from Madrid to Barcelona on 27th August. What would the cheapest way to travel be please? The cheapest train ticket I could find was €200 (for2). Thanks
We have 3 hours in the Madrid airport between flights after arriving from the US. Is that enough time to go into the city or do anything besides sit and wait?
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May any one suggest me a lovely romantic style restaurant in Madrid where i can celebrate my wife's birthday at...
We will be in Madrid airport on 02nd of September, and will fly home from Barcelona on 13th of September. We need a car to travel to Malaga and to Barcelona. Can you pls offer some cheap car rentals? Or maybe you know any private people who rent their personal cars?
There are two house looking structures in Retiro Park that look like guardhouses. Does anyone know what they were originally built for and what they are being used for now.
I am trying to find out if I can travel by bus or train from either Madrid Barajas airport or Madrid center to chinchon I have tried searching a few sites but there is no itinerary available. I read a review on trip advisor that said the No.337 went from Madrid to chinchon but this review was written 7 months ago. Does anyone know if this bus route has been stopped or changed?
anyone have any advice as to which neighbourhood in Spain I should stay in? I like smaller hotels, old areas of towns with narrow streets and small bars and taverns. Is it possible to find such an area which is also fairly easy to get to from the airport and is also close to public transport for getting around. Many thanks
I'll be happy to get an expert review on this route:
19/8 landing in Madrid, renting a car, short drive for a night stay in Los Molinos.
20/8 travel to Miranda do Douro, with a stop at Zamora (stay for 2 nights).
21/8 Douro Valley day (need some recommendations)
22/8 drive to the city of Porto and stay one night.
23/8 leave Porto at noon and drive to Salamanca - Spain, stay for the night.
24/8 leave at noon and drive to Avila for a visit. Than arrive to Madrid at the evening.
25/8 city of Madrid (without a car)
26/8 Take a bus for a day visit in Toledo, Accommodation in Madrid
27/8 Day in Madrid
28/8 Back home.
Would appreciate your advice and tips.
We are a family of six and will be spending 7 days in Madrid, we will be travelling around zone A in Madrid, our apartment is in Legazpi. Which metro ticket should i buy for zone A only as i will not be travelling multi destinations?thanks
Is tipping expected in Spain and Portugal?
Hi, we are family of six arriving in terminal one, Madrid airport. We want to take the metro to the Santo Domingo to my rented apartment. I have been reading that the metro only runs from terminal two and four and then I can catch the metro from there to my destination. Can someone help me please?
This Thursday, my husband and I have a 12 hours connection in Madrid at night (arriving 10 pm and leaving at 10 am).
I would like to have some suggestions for spending at least 10 hours at the night time in the city.
Is there any open parks or other sightseeing?
Thank you all :)
Hi, would like to find out the time involved from the Atocha train station to Barajas airport,, and the fare charge. Thank you !
Hi I am thinking of going to Madrid end of November for a long weekend. Any tips?
What would the weather be like then, is it expensive to eat and drink out?
I am open to any suggestions
If we go by train to our hotel from Atocha, we have to change trains at Gran Via and find the train to El Capricho, it appears there is no lift at Gran Via station, does anyone know if there are a lot of stairs because we will have our luggage and my husband has a crook hip. Thanks in advance
My first trip to Madrid central, is coming up in June and Im a little uneasy. (I got robbed of all my documents and money on the train from Barajas the first time I visited & spent the rest of the day resolving how to continue my journey to Malaga) But its time I conquered my fear and learn to dress and act like a local. Therefore Im looking for any local events going on during 19-25 in the centre where Im staying with my husband (70 years young)! Also if anyone can recommend day trips based loosely around local food and wine I would be interested, as its my husbands birthday, he needs a treat. We love all things Spanish and live in The Canary Islands & speak a little Spanish.
Are there shuttles from Madrid atocha station that drop off to hotels?
late June, early July,
priority = photos of people, places, culture, shopping, dining, urban life;
arrive MAD (5) nights Madrid city center
AVE train (2) nights Toledo
AVE train (2) nights Segovia
rental car day trip (1) night Avila & or Salamanca
train (2) final nights Madrid depart MAD
Questions: a. if only time for one: Avila or Salamanca? Why? b. anything interesting on road from Segovia to either? c. is a one-way rental car from Segovia more expensive than rental return to Segovia?
Thanks in advance! [yes] [yes] [yes]
End of June, start of July; 5 nights Madrid, 2 nights Toledo, 2 nights Seville, 3 final nights Madrid; (hotels not booked, still changeable) unclear if biciMAD bike share is all-electric or manual too or...? & is longest use with no extra charge 1 hr? or 30 min.? with the 5 night, then 3 night split, what would be best payment strategy; (get annual pass for unlimited short uses?) return to Madrid within yr unlikely; sticking to urban explorations, may also use bus-Metro pass, taxis... Thanks in advance!
Hi, i am planning on going on holiday to Madrid with my family, we are a family of 6 looking for a hotel or appartment which we can rent out for 7 nights. I would like the accomodaton to be quiet and suitable for a family, i would also like the main shopping places to be nearby as well as a metro station so we can get around the city easily to see tourist attractions. All in all, i would like the accomodation to be suitable and to have the facilities needed for a family.
Are there good wine cellars in centre of Madrid where it's possible to taste diffrent wines? Thank you.
Hi. I am going to be in Madrid from 3rd June for 4 nights, with my wife and 14-yr old son. Would love to stay at the city centre/central location and use public transport for going around the city on our own - basically visiting a few landmarks and really soaking in the city. We are currently considering the following:
a) Holiday Inn Madrid Piramides
b) Holiday Inn Madrid Calle Alcala
c) Hotel Indigo Madrid Gran Via
d) Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra
e) Radisson Blue Madrid Prado
f) Mercure Madrid Centro (Lope de Vega
g) Mercure Madrid Plaza de Espana
Any other suggestions are also welcome.
Ill be off to Madrid at the end of June with a friend. First and foremost, we want to party hard and enjoy ourselves. I've got a list of good bars/clubs, but please feel free to drop a suggestion. We want to stay away from tourist bars as we want to meet Spanish guys. Any suggestions on good bars with primarily locals?
Where I live, night life doesnt really start until 10/11 PM. Is it normal over there to visit bars early in the evening, at around 9PM?