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Madrid – SPAIN

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, as well as the capital of the autonomous community of the same name (Comunidad de Madrid). The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million with a metro area population of almost 6.5 million. Madrid is best known for its great cultural and artistic heritage, a good example of which is the El Prado museum. Madrid also boasts some of the liveliest nightlife in the world.

How to get to Madrid

By plane
Madrid Barajas International Airport (IATA: MAD) is the most important airport of Madrid. There are direct flights there from most major airports in Europe and the Americas as well as a few African and Asian airports. The extensive, practical and affordable metro network extends to the airport, and with one or two transfers you can get pretty much everywhere in the city. Alternatively you can take a taxi or bus.
Two smaller airports, Torrejón and Cuatro Vientos, also serve the city, however, there are no commercial flights coming in or out of these two airports.

By train
The state-owned rail company Renfe (+34 902-240-202) operates train service to/from Madrid. Frequent long-distance trains operate between Madrid and Alicante (3 h 15 min), Barcelona (2h 40min), Córdoba (2 hrs), Malaga (2h 30 min), Salamanca (2 h 45 min), Seville (2h 20 min), Valencia (2 hrs) and Zaragoza (2 h 15 min).
There are also 2 direct international trains, run by Renfe under “Trenhotel” designation, in service every night to and from Lisbon (“Lusitania”) and Paris Gare Austerlitz (“Francisco de Goya”). These have a variety of sleeping accommodations (in 4-, 2- and single-person berths) as well as reclining and “super-reclining” seats, and take 9 and 14 hours respectively. A trip to Santiago de Compostela, clocking at 5 hours during the day, can also be made overnight (in which case it takes closer to 9 hours).

Madrid has two train stations: Chamartín and Atocha, both of which have excellent Metro and Cercanias commuter train connections. Most northbound and both international trains arrive and depart from Chamartín station, while trains to Barcelona, Valencia and southern Spain depart from Atocha. If you need to get between the two stations, Metro line 1 (€1.50, 30–40 minutes) or Cercanias lines C3 and C4 (€1.35, 15 minutes) offer the most direct connection.
Chamartín station is on the north side of the city and is served by the Metro stop of the same name on Metro lines 1 and 10. Atocha. edit is on the southern side of the city center and is divided into two main sections, an area for Cercanias trains and one for long-distance trains. The long-distance side is set inside the towering old station, where you will find a tropical garden with a pond full of small turtles as well as a number of shops. A memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack of March 11, 2004 is in the Cercanias portion of the station near the Metro stop.

By bus
Madrid has eight enormous international and intercity bus stations. Information on where buses to a particular destination depart from can be found at the Tourist Office.
Many of the international buses, and those headed south of Madrid, arrive at and depart from Estación Sur de Autobuses (Calle de Méndez Álvaro, Tel:+34 91-468-4200) which is accessible by metro.
Buses to and from Barcelona and Bilbao operate from the Avenida de América bus terminal, also accessible by Metro.

By car
There are car rental facilities available at the airport, train stations, and other main travel sites. Always be sure to have a street map handy! The roads within Madrid are difficult to navigate as there are no places to stop and consult a map or check your route.
Also, if you are relying on GPS navigation, be aware that there are several consecutive junctions underground near the centre and your GPS may not get a signal underground. Plan your turns before you enter the tunnels.

Source: http://www.wikivoyage.org 

Airports

Madrid Barajas International Airport (IATA: MAD) is the most important airport of Madrid. There are direct flights there from most major airports in Europe and the Americas as well as a few African and Asian airports. The extensive, practical and affordable metro network extends to the airport, and with one or two transfers you can get pretty much everywhere in the city. Alternatively you can take a taxi or bus.
Two smaller airports, Torrejón and Cuatro Vientos, also serve the city, however, there are no commercial flights coming in or out of these two airports.

Accomodation

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g187514-Madrid-Hotels.html
http://www.booking.com/city/es/madrid.html
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/madrid/hotels
http://www.venere.com/spain/madrid/?fwdrf=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.pl%2F
http://uk.hotels.com/de457987/hotels-madrid-spain/
http://www.hotelscombined.com/Place/Madrid.htm
http://www.laterooms.com/en/k15790393_madrid-hotels.aspx
http://www.hostelbookers.com/hotels/spain/madrid/

All About Madrid

for those who want to find out more about the city. Useful links!

http://www.timeout.com/madrid
http://www.madrid.es
http://www.esmadrid.com/en/
http://turismomadrid.es/en/
http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/grandes-ciudades/barcelona.html
http://www.gomadrid.com/
http://wikitravel.org/en/Spain
http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Madrid
http://www.realmadrid.com/en
http://www.yr.no/place/Spain/Madrid/Madrid/