Spain’s central capital, Madrid, is home to world-renowned art galleries, elegant boulevards and baroque royal palaces scattered among expansive parks and plazas. It’s also the 2019 host of the UEFA Champions League Final, so we have put together a weekend break where you can soak up the tapas culture as well as cheer on the finalists.
Things to do in Madrid
Home to Picasso’s Guernica, arguably Spain’s most famous artwork, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is Madrid’s premier collection of contemporary art. In addition to a large selection of paintings by Picasso you can also admire the works of Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró.
Set in a lofty glass and wrought iron building the Mercado de San Miguel
is one of Madrid’s oldest markets. Order tapas from the counter bars and enjoy the bustling atmosphere.
Head to Madrid’s grand central square, Plaza Mayor, a rare but spacious opening in the tightly packed streets of central Madrid. One of the prettiest open spaces in Spain, a winning combination of imposing architecture, picturesque historical tales and vibrant street life. Enjoy a coffee or aperitif as you watch the crowds mingle.
After a day spent exploring the city treat yourself to a Michelin starred meal from one of the 21 awarded restaurants in the city. Jetex recommends Santceloni (at Hotel Hesperia) in the heart of Paseo de la Castellana, where Chef Óscar Velasco uses local market produce. In central Madrid we recommend Coque, Mario Sandoval’s creative and avant-garde cuisine.
For football fans the city of Madrid will host the UEFA Champions League final on the 1st June 2019. The final Europa league fixture will be played at Atletico Madrid’s famous stadium Estadio Metropolitano (Wanda Metropolitano), in front of a crowd of over 65,000. Jetex can organize VIP tickets to the final UEFA fixture as well as VIP transfers on the day. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If your loyalties lie with Real Madrid then we can recommend a trip to the club’s famed Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The stadium tour includes access to the bench, changing rooms, the pitch, press room, as well as the presidential box. Relive the club’s best moments as you admire the trophy and memorabilia collection in the Trophy Room and put yourself in the player’s shoes as you walk through the tunnel, the pitch and the changing rooms.
Where to stay in Madrid
Built in 1910 and located in the heart of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of art galleries, this charming Belle-Epoque style hotel is the ideal base for exploring the capital’s cultural gems.
Located in the chic Salamanca neighborhood just a stone’s throw from Retiro Park, this famous Madrid hotel has been visited by royalty and Hollywood stars. Foodies will love its Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant, Kabuki Wellington, as well as its Basque restaurant, Goizeko Wellington.
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