Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula. It is a modern economic and cultural centre, but the traces of its more than 500 years of history are visible throughout the city.
Madrid has a good touristic infra-structure with many interesting places to visit. For more information, please follow the links below.
How to reach FPL 2006 from Barajas Airport
By underground: Maintenance works in the Underground. The updated map is in this link. The recommended path is:
- Reach Underground Station situated on Terminal 2 of Barajas Airport
- Ticket cost
- One travel 1 €
- Ten travels 6.15 €
- Take Line 8 (the only train) until "Mar de Cristal" Station
- Change in "Mar de Cristal" Station to Line 4 direction "Argüelles"
- Leave train on "Argüelles" Station
- Walk 200 mts by Princesa Street (Calle de la Princesa). Hotel Melia is in the 27.
Taxis are parked in all airport terminals. Travel can cost an average of 25-30 €.
Public Transport in Madrid
Although Madrid shares the latitude of Naples and Istanbul, its climate is more continental, with pronounced contrasts between day and night, sun and shade, and summer and winter.
Madrid's summer should really be divided into two sections; the pleasant summer and very-hot-summer. The former may or may not last all through June, and then begins again in mid to late August. This is a good time of the year to visit Madrid. Many people like it in Madrid this time of year, as the city has much less traffic and the mood is quiet during August holidays. Here we have the average temperatures in these months in Madrid:
- August: 32 ºC
- September: 25 ºC
You can obtain more information on the weather in Madrid in the dates of the FPL06 in this link.
If you are interested in sightseeings around Madrid like:
Royal Palace And Madrid Sightseeing Tour
DAILY All year round (Morning 8,45 a .m.). Half day
Prado Museum And Madrid Sightseeing Tour
DAILY All year round exc. monday and sunday (Morning 8,45 a .m.). Half day
Madrid Sightseeing Tour
DAILY All year round (Morning 9,45 a .m.; Afternoon 3,00 p.m.). Half day
Madrid Nightsightseeing Tour "Illuminations"
DAILY All year round exc. sunday and holidays (Evening 8,30 p.m.). Evening
Flamenco Fiesta And Spanish Dances At Florida Park
DAILY All year round except monday, sunday and holidays (Evening 8,30 p.m)
Madrid Flamenco At Torres Bermejas Tablao
DAILY All year round except on sunday & holidays (Evening 8,30 p.m.)
Madrid Sightseeing Tour And Bullfight
SUNDAY & HOLIDAYS March to October (Afternoon)
Madrid Sightseeing Tour And Toledo
DAILY All year round Full day 8,45 a .m. & 9,45 a .m. Full day.
Real Madrid Fc Stadium Tour
Toledo Human Heritage Towns
DAILY All year. Half or full day.
Toledo - El Escorial -Valley The Fallen
DAILY All year (except monday). Full day 8.45 a .m. (11 hrs. aprox.)
El Escorial - Valley Of The Fallen
DAILYAll yearround(exc.monday) Morning 8.45a.m. (5hrs.aprox.). TUE., THUR.,SAT.1stApr.-30rdSep. Afternoon 3.00p.m. (5hrs.aprox.)
Avila And Segovia Human Heritage Towns
DAILY All year round Full day-tour 9,45 a .m. (9 hrs. aprox.)
Alcala De Henares Human Heritage Towns
TU., THUR., SAT. (1stApril-31st October) Morning 9,00a.m. Half day.
Please, contact Lucía, María or Raquel at the "Viajes El Corte Inglés" agency (email@example.com, tel. +34 91 4978592/91).
For more info. you can also visit the Pullmantur web page.
Last Update: 08/22/2006