A region of culture
From Madrid to Heaven! It is one of the most popular sayings about the city. The sky of Madrid has an intense blue colour that makes it characteristic. It is the Spanish capital since 1561 and it is home to important institutions of the State as it is the central government’s headquarters. Moreover, it is the official residence of the Spanish monarchs and some national bodies, such as the Spanish Royal Academy, and of international bodies like the World Tourism Organization.
The Spanish capital is a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures with its status of economic, financial, administrative and service centre.
Madrid is an open city for who is willing to discover it, where culture, gastronomic, business, leisure and entertainment activities are blended, being one of the most strong and diverse tourist attraction in Europe and in the World. Probably there is not a city like Madrid with so many things to do and visit being so close to each other.
Madrid is known due to its stable cultural offering, capable of satisfying the most demanding tourist expectations and able to adapt to the necessities of beginners in the world of culture and arts. More than 100 museums, almost 200 theatres and countless galleries and showrooms, besides cultural centres, cinemas and various events of national importance shape this high-level cultural program.
Among this cultural offering, three world’s top art galleries should be highlighted: Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Reina Sofía Museum, forming what is called The Art Walk.
All the information in Madrid official tourism website
The airport of Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez is one of the five largest in Europe, it´s thirteen kilometers away from the Puerta del Sol. In the airport operates the mail international and national airlines.
The airport is connected to the city by Metro line 8, the Renfe Cercanías network, numerous buses and taxis.