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► Welcome to Madrid

Questions & Answers

So, what´s this city everyone is talking about?

Madrid is the capital of Spain and one of the fifty provinces of the country. It lies 667 meters above sea level and its weather is hot and dry in the summer and cold in the winter.

It is the highest capital city in the European Union and has more than three million inhabitants.
The city is home to the royal family, government, parliament and the supreme Court but is also a huge cultural enterprise as it houses hundreds of museums, theaters and cinemas.

"Madrid is endless just like a human being. As contradictory and diverse as he is. The city that contains a thousand cities. Eight of them have appeared in my movies" (Pedro Almodovar).

Useful information & numbers

Time: GMT+1
Currency: Euro €, it is recommended to have small billets.
Prefix: Spain 34
Local Police: 092
First Aid: 061
Firefighting: 080
Power voltage: (220V, 50 Hz cycles).


How to get to from the airport to the city center?

A direct taxi from the airport to the city center or vice versa costs about 30 euros up to 4 passengers with luggage (fixed and supervised fare). You can lower the price by traveling with UBER.
Please note that taxi drivers in Madrid also receive payment by credit or debit card.

Metro network traffic

within the city

Metro operating hours: 6:00-01:30
In order to use the main metro network, you have to buy a multi-use 4€ ticket on your first trip (in the vending machines located at the station entrance).

The charge for a single trip costs about 2 euros and 10 trips cost 12.20 euros (different people can use one card).

- The price of a ticket for traveling from the airport to the city center is 5€. You have to take 2 different metro lines to reach Gran Via Street and get off at Plaza De Espana station.

- It is recommended to download the Metro Madrid app to plan routes and navigate easily.

Link to Metro Madrid website


Where to Buy a Local SIM card?

Spain's leading telephone network VODAFONE sells a temporary SIM card for travelers with messaging and internet packages between 2-20 gigabytes at prices ranging from 5-20 euros.
Please come with a passport.
Link to store address

Where are there places for storing objects downtown?

Lock and be free- Calle de jardInas 11
Lock and be free- Calle de San Bartolomé 8
Opening hours - 9am to 9pm
Price: € 8 for a suitcase and € 5 for a carry-on for the whole day.
Link to company website


Where should I purchase football game tickets?

We recommend buying only from the official sites of the local groups where you can see the game dates and rates according to stadium seating.

Real Madrid official website

Atletico de Madrid official website 


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