Madrid is a city that can not be inspected and evaluated in one day. He is not like his European counterparts - he is prudish and stiff. This city embodies the character of all the Spaniards - fiery, passionate and energetic. The romance of the ancient streets, squares and boulevards, the sanctity of the cathedrals, the monumentality of the palaces and the richest museums is a real "holiday city", as its tourists call it.
The sights here are scattered all over the area, and each of them takes a while to get there, and each one is worth a look. If you are used to comfort and mobility, and you do not want to be tied to public transport, your choice should be to rent a car. It does not matter if an entertainment or business trip is planned, it will make sure that it is successful in all senses of the word in advance.
The feedback from our customers shows that it is the best solution to rent a luxury good car for city traffic. When choosing a car rental, do not stop at the service where the car is promised to provide suspiciously cheap. Most likely, the reality will very much differ from your expectations, which will spoil the entire trip.
To our clients we offer VIP-service, cars of the latest models with an excellent complete set. Renting a car from us, you should only care about the question "What to see in the capital of Spain?", Since now this city is open to you for 100%!
We have gathered for you some of the brightest sights, to which you can easily reach by car, rented. Of course, there are classical routes, such as the famous "Golden Triangle of Arts" - the Prada Museum, the center of Queen Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Gallery, where a good quarter of the world heritage of paintings and sculptures is concentrated. Also, you want to see the palace of kings, the most beautiful central square of the city. But since you have a vehicle, we suggest that you do not stop there.
First, go to the Escorial. Madly beautiful place in half an hour's drive from Madrid at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama - the tomb of all the kings of Spain, the ancient monastery and the palace. It strikes with its scale and slightly gloomy architecture against the backdrop of beautiful landscapes. There are two museums - construction history and an art gallery.
If you use the car rental service in Madrid, the trip there will become one of the most pleasant memories, as you do not need to be mocked by the heat in public transport - the road will be quick and comfortable. For comparison, getting on the train there need about two hours with transplants. Do not deny yourself the pleasure to visit the most beautiful sights!
Secondly, go to look at the richest monastery of Europe in the Plaza de las Descalza.In the people it is called the "monastery of barefoot princesses", since it was accepted only by girls from the richest Spanish houses, including the royal blood. Each of them gave the monastery his dowry and for a long time accumulated treasures and art objects more than in the royal treasury.
Do you consider religious buildings not worthwhile? Do not make hasty conclusions and visit the Cathedral of St. Francis. The monumentality of this structure is amazing: seven chapels, painted by the greatest masters, including Goya. You will be amazed at the incredible size of the cathedral's dome - 58 meters in height and 33 meters in diameter.
What about a cup of coffee with churros? Ancient confectionery San Gines, which is located on the same area is very popular not only with tourists, but also with the Spaniards themselves. Here, as nowhere else you can plunge into the "neturistic world" of Spain, enjoying traditional donuts.
While you are enjoying sweets, we will spend a short digression into the amazing national cuisine of the Spaniards. Local dishes are not the cheapest, but not the most useful, but very tasty and varied.
We advise you to certainly try tapas - common snacks, which in Madrid you will get most likely for free, when ordering a drink. Next comes an omelette from potatoes, eggs, onions and peppers - tortilla. No trip in this country can go without tasting paella and buying a jamon, since it is almost a national pride. Still very much we advise to allocate time and to try the most tasty fish on a grill which is more often traded on beaches of coast. If you have rented a car in Madrid, try to allocate a day for sea recreation and delicious seafood.
Further, hammer in your car's navigator Calle de Alcala, 237. We suggest you to visit the Museum of bullfighting. It is impossible to imagine the Spanish history without this sport and entertainment. And, even, the bullfight today is banned, its spirit is still present in the walls of the old arena Las Ventas.
The next stop is waiting for you at Calle de Fuenterrabia, 2. Why banalities? We invite you to visit the royal tapestry factory. Who knows, maybe you can not leave without buying one of this for yourself. This is another plus machine - you have a roomy trunk and all the souvenirs and purchases do not need to be carried in their hands. So, the factory was founded in 1721, but still holds the palm tree of primacy.
We strongly recommend that you take time to visit the many parks and gardens of Madrid. The main ones are:
Also here you can buy flowers and seeds: an ideal opportunity to take a piece of Spanish nature with you.
Another advise is to park the car near the park Del Oste, take a walk in nature, and at the same time to inspect the Egyptian temple. Yes, you heard right! It was a gift to the Spaniards from Egypt for their help in saving the ancient temples from flooding.
Describing all these attractions, we are sure that the best place to get acquainted with the culture is the authentic markets.
Feel the spirit of the capital and go to the market to be on the Plaza de San Miguel. You will be overwhelmed by a variety of divine fragrances, here you will try traditional Spanish cuisine, buy local delicacies and treat yourself to white wine.
It seems - this is the best end of the day! And since when booking you can specify in advance the place of delivery of the vehicle - you will not have a question "Where to put the car?". Although, we advise you to rent a car for a longer period, since much more in Madrid is worth your attention.
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