Located in the centre of Spain, Madrid is the largest city in the country and is known to be the official residence of the monarchy. The city is steeped in history and culture, which is evident in its architecture and structural buildings, magnificent monuments and its museums. The name Madrid means "rich in waters", although it doesn't really have many canals or water channels, but the Manzanares River flows through the city.
The metropolitan city thrills every visitor with a quaint charm, as well as modern delights that appeal to everyone. Madrid is the home of the popular football club team, Real Madrid. Madrid has a buzzing nightlife with several hip clubs and bars.
How to get to the city centre
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, the main airport serving the city. It has four main terminal buildings, which serve millions of passengers within the city and from all over the world. The terminals are well-equipped with modern facilities and amenities.
The airport is one of the few European airports located fairly close to the city. It is located just 13km north east of the city. Getting to the city centre from the airport is easy; you can opt for a metro train from the airport to the city centre. You can also take a taxi or airport shuttle bus to your destination in the city.