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Destination guide

Art and culture near Madrid holiday homes to rent

As Spain's capital city, Madrid is best known for its stunning architecture, thriving art scene and renowned museums. Explore the cafes each day and the restaurants, bars and clubs every night. Stroll Madrid's cobbled streets and admire the monuments scattered throughout the city, or pop into a local shop, where you'll find truly unique, locally made wares. Consider Madrid vacation rentals in the heart of the city, making it easy to wander home after a late, late night meal or just in time for a mid-afternoon siesta.

Things to do

Attractions near Madrid holiday homes

No visit to Madrid is complete without a visit to at least some of the city's world-class museums. The Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia are the most popular, and excellent places to start. If the weather cooperates, head to Madrid's largest park, Buen Retiro Park, for a walk through the Garden of the Prince of Anglona. Visit the Sabatini Gardens at the Royal Palace, and tour the inside, too. Take the kids in your crew to the Madrid Zoo Aquarium or the Parque Warner amusement park.

Activities

What to do near Madrid holiday accommodation

For the perfect intro to Madrid, book a guided tour and explore the city with the help of a local. Foodies will love a cooking class in this culinary capital, so consider Madrid vacation rentals with fully equipped kitchens where you can flex your newly acquired culinary muscles. Dining and drinking al fresco is strongly encouraged in Madrid's stunning parks and plazas, and don't miss the shopping scene at the El Rastro open-air flea market. Pay a visit to the historic Mercado de San Miguel food market or the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, home of Real Madrid.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Madrid holiday rentals

While Madrid is vivacious and buzzing throughout the year, you'll find May and October are particularly ideal months. The weather is warm and bright, and the summer crowds aren't filling the streets and driving up prices. In August, the city is hot and quiet, when most of the locals flee to their own summer holiday spots, leaving many of the bars and restaurants shuttered. November through February brings cold and grey days, so most of the outdoor restaurants and bars shut down their terrazas until spring rolls around once more.

Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine in Madrid

Madrid cuisine is a blend of the cuisines of different Spanish regions. Common dishes include churros, calamares a la romana, tortilla de patatas, bocadillos de calamares, patatas bravas, gallinejas and chopitos. If you want to experience the unique flavours of Madrid, you’ll find numerous restaurants and eateries near your holiday accommodation.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in Madrid

Couples can enjoy an array of attractions in Madrid. Holiday rentals are available near places like Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, a sprawling museum with a 20th-century art collection, and the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple and museum within a lush parkland. You’ll also like Mercado De San Miguel, a covered market with local food and delicacies in an elegant ambiance.

Where to stay near Madrid?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,097 holiday rentals near Madrid. From 2,639 Condos/Apartments to 6 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Madrid for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Madrid?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Madrid:

  • Centro: 2,047 holiday homes
  • Justicia: 1,710 holiday homes
  • Cortes: 1,188 holiday homes
  • Palacio: 1,102 holiday homes
  • Embajadores: 1,560 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Madrid?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Madrid. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Madrid El Barrial-Centro Comercial Pozuelo Station: 3,075 holiday rentals
  • Centro Deportivo Municipal la Elipa: 2,983 holiday rentals
  • Plaza de Santa Ana: 2,723 holiday rentals
  • Church of San Manuel y San Benito: 2,929 holiday rentals
  • Galería de Arte Movart: 2,987 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Madrid listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Madrid?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.com.au offers 2,639 Condos/Apartments in Madrid. Our other popular types of Madrid holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 6 holiday houses
  • Studios: 2,585 holiday houses
  • Houses: 285 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Madrid?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 210 holiday homes with pool available in Madrid. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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