Discover Madrid and its seductive Spanish style with Discount Rent A Car. Our price search engine finds the best deals from the major car hire companies, so you can book a rental car before you go and it will be ready for easy pick up at Madrid Airport. Discount Rent A Car offers a wide range of vehicles, as well as optional extras, including GPS and child seats. Liability insurance, unlimited mileage and local taxes are included in the price.
Madrid Travel Guide
Madrid is the Spanish capital, with a prized geographical position in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. Dynamic and effervescent, this exciting city is an effortless fusion of history, culture, aristocracy and chic modern life.
Art and culture are central to Madrid life. In the late 1970s, the Movida Madrileña heralded a new wave of local music, art and freedom of expression, making Madrid one of the richest cultural capitals of the world. Madrid is famous for its premier art collections at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, which is dedicated to contemporary Spanish art and home to Picasso’s Guernica. Over 70 museums can be found throughout the city, showcasing world-famous masterpieces by Miró, Goya and Dalí to unique private collections housed in grand palaces and historic buildings.
Vibrant Puerta del Sol is in the heart of the city and around it lie the oldest parts of Madrid. The cobbled streets of Madrid de los Austrias are an example of the city’s prosperity in the 16th and 17th centuries, with Plaza Mayor at its centre. Historical Madrid’s fascinating attractions include the Moorish Quarter, Royal Palace, Templo de Debod, the fountain of Cibeles and the Almudena Cathedral.
The narrow maze of streets contrast with the wide avenues in the hip new neighbourhoods of this sprawling metropolis. Countless tapas bars and clubs embody the bar-hopping spirit of the Madrileños, while top restaurants and a fantastic live music scene offers something for everyone. Feel the passion of Madrid at a bullfight in Plaza de Toros Las Ventas or see a flamboyant flamenco show. Football fans won’t want to miss the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of the Real Madrid football club.
With Discount Rent A Car, you can also travel around the region by car to visit the fairytale Alcázar castle and Roman aqueduct in Segovia, enjoy the medieval charms of Ávila and Toledo, admire the Royal Palace of Aranjuez and visit the El Rastro flea markets of Salamanca.