Car hire in Madrid
Car hire in Madrid
Madrid is a city rich in attractions with a reputation as a stronghold of culture and heritage. Capital of Spain and home to the Spanish Royal Family it is cosmopolitan haven full of architectural gems, historic sights and gastronomic delights. Ensure you enhance your time in this wonderful city with the use of an Avis car rental.
Culture & Heritage
With countless museums and galleries dotted around the city your inner artiste will be spoiled for choice. Start off with the oft referred to "Golden Triangle" which includes the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. These 3 alone will take you through art collections across the ages. Admire the wonderful architecture on display with a visit to the Royal Palace, the magnificent granite structure of the Puerta de Alcalá or the symbolic The Cibeles Fountain. Venture along to the charming Plaza Mayor at the heart of the old city and admire the iconic Statue of Philip III which is synonymous with the Plaza. You should also include Puerta del Sol as a destination - another one of Madrids most popular squares it contains wonderful monuments such as the Bear and the Strawberry Tree and the state of Venus known as "Mariblanca".
Shopping & Leisure
Madrid is a mecca of entertainment and anyone visiting the city should explore the history of Madrid's entertainment scene with a visit to the Las Ventas Bullring. Anyone in need of some respite from the pace of the city can make a stop at El Retiro Park, a wonderful park full of rich green landscape, flowing water and beautiful buildings. For the sports fanatic a must see is The Bernabeau Stadium - home to, arguably, the greatest football team in the world, Real Madrid. No visit to Madrid should go by without testing their reputation as a shopping haven. Indulge your taste for the finer things in life with a trip along the Golden Mile full of high end boutiques. Take a leisurely stroll throughThe Preciados shopping district for miles of choice or enjoy the up and coming Fuencarral district for the trendsetter in you.
Madrid really is a gourmet's paradise and you will enjoy many options to appeal to the palette. Sample the real Madrid with a visit to San Miguel Food Market. Make sure to bring your wallet for a trip to the renowned 3 star DiverXO. Enjoy traditional Madrid fare at the long established Casa Pedro or some light bites with Tapas at Vi Cool.
Make your journey around Madrid a first-class experience with an Avis car.