Madrid in two days


This Madrid guide in two days It is perfect for travelers who have a weekend or for your first two days in the city. With it you can know a large part of the city and its places of greatest tourist interest, which can also be easily explored on foot or by subway.
If on the first day in Madrid you visited the historic center and its best known monuments, on this second day you will enter the Prado Museum, one of the most important in the world and you will visit several of the city's historic neighborhoods such as the Barrio de las Letras , Malasaña and Chueca, among many other things that will take you to know the capital of the country.
Based on the experience of our various visits to the capital, we have made this guide to enjoy Madrid on a weekend. We start!

Where to sleep in Madrid

Although there are many options, our two hotels recommend sleeping in Madrid in 2 days are:
- Room007 Select Sol, very well located near the Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. This hotel also has very close to the Opera and Sol metro stops and has a good quality / price ratio.
- Room Mate Óscar, located in the Plaza de Pedro Zerolo in the Chueca neighborhood, about 10 minutes walk from the Puerta del Sol and 5 minutes from the Gran Vía metro. It stands out for the fantastic views from its terrace bar.

How to go from the airport to the center of Madrid

To get to the center or your hotel from Barajas airport you have different options:

  • Train: You can reach Puerta del Sol, Nuevos Ministerios and Atocha stations in about 20 minutes, taking the train at terminal T4 for less than 3 euros.
  • Subway: You can arrive at the station in half an hour New Ministries taking the subway at the 4 terminals of the airport, for less than 5 euros. From this station you can connect with metro lines 6 and 10, or with the suburban train, which will take you to the Atocha or Chamartín stations.
  • Cab: Taxi prices have a flat rate of 30 euros and the journey is around 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Bus: He Express Airport It is the only public transport that has 24-hour service, departs from T1, T2 and T4 and is priced at 5 euros. Stop at Plaza de Cibeles and Atocha.
  • Private transport: This would be the most comfortable option when waiting for a driver at the airport with a sign with your name, which will take you directly to the hotel. You can book it here.

For more information about the transfer you can consult this post on how to go from Madrid Airport to the center.

First day in Madrid

The first day of the route through Madrid in two days Start having breakfast with chocolate churros at the Chocolatería San Ginés, located very close to Puerta del Sol and then take the metro in Sol to the bus stop. Retirement.
When you leave the subway you will find yourself inside the most famous park in the city, El Retiro, where we recommend you to get lost and enjoy some of its best known spots such as the famous Crystal Palace.
After the pleasant walk through the park, you can exit through the popular Puerta de Alcalá and go down to Plaza de Cibeles, where the Cibeles Fountain and several historic buildings such as the Palacio de Cibeles stand out, from which you can enjoy good views of the city from the viewpoint of his last floor.
A good option to learn more about the history of the city is to book this free tour of Madrid with a guide in Spanish. Free! or take the city tour bus.
The tour of the first day continues along Calle de Alcalá, where we recommend you stop at the building of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, located on the left before entering Gran Vía and where there is a roof terrace, with a large terrace, with the one that is for us, the best viewpoint in Madrid.

Map of the Madrid route in two days