Madrid, capital of Spain, with a privileged location in the centre of the peninsula, is the cultural and institutional centre of the country. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport is only 20 minutes from the city centre, with fast, convenient public transport links. This is the largest airport in the peninsula and one of the busiest in Europe. In 2014, over 29 million travellers passed through the airport.
The city's location in the country's central plateau allows you to travel quickly to any part of the country, with numerous transport options to all parts of the peninsula.
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport is one of Europe's largest and, although large numbers of travellers use it every day, it is convenient and accessible. Travel between the airport and the city centre is simple, just half an hour by taxi (€20-30), metro or bus.
Madrid – cosmopolitan city
It used to be said that Madrid was populated by people from all four corners of Spain. Today we can say that it is populated by people from all four corners of the world, representatives of all its cultures and points of view. However, one thing that has not changed is respect for others. Nobody minds where you come from and this contributes to the city's friendly atmosphere and lively pace. The streets are always busy and it is never too late to go out. Madrid means life.
Art in Madrid
Madrid is synonymous with art. Spectacular works by Picasso, Velázquez and Goya welcome those visiting the city from all parts of the world. The city's museums, which include the Prado, the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía, and the city's artists are fundamental to understanding the history of art in this country. Today we must also take into account its modern architecture, its independent cinema, musicals, flamenco, theatre, jazz and opera. There is always something of interest to do, whatever the day or time.
The most notable aspect of fashion in Madrid is its variety. All kinds of clothes are available, from the luxurious styles of the Salamanca district to alternative fashions in Malasaña. But Madrid transcends simple definitions of fashion: defining its style is complicated, as it combines all the trends to be found there.
Non-stop. Week after week thousands of people of all ages enjoy the city's unique nightlife. Hundreds of venues are open for everyone to go out and meet people. In Madrid going out is practically part of the city's culture.
The best hotels for families, tourists and business travellers belong to Silken, which offers these hotels to visitors: the 4-star Silken Puerta Madrid and the 3-star Silken Torre Garden. Each offers different facilities but they all maintain impeccable standards, from the stunning Puerta Madrid to the more functional Torre Garden.