Madrid Internet Cafes


Madrid Internet Cafe – Internet cafes are now in almost every major city in the world. Technology is expanding everyday, and more and more travellers are looking for Internet access whilst they are on holiday. If you are planning a trip to Madrid, then your luck is in. Madrid just happens to be one of the most Internet café friendly cities in Europe.

internet cafe madrid

All throughout the city there are various Internet Cafes, aimed at both the general public and the thousands of tourists who visit the capital each year. If you are travelling to Madrid, you should be able to find a local Internet café near where you want to stay without much of a problem, as there aren’t very many areas that don’t cater for this need. You can also be confident in the fact that most Internet cafes in the city have high-speed Internet access, and are reasonably cheap and affordable.

Below we have listed a few Madrid Internet Cafes that are in various parts of the city, in the hope that these will provide you a starting point when it comes to finding the Internet café that best suits your needs when you go on holiday.

Video Internet
C/ Carmen Calzado 3
Alcala de Henares
Tel: 91 8881831.

Net Cafe
C/ San Bernardo 81 Madrid
Tel: 91 5940999.

Laser Coffee Shop
21 Rosario Street
Madrid 28005
Tel: 34 91 3664256.

Internet Cafe Madrid
Internet Cafe Madrid Martin Schenk
C/Dulzaina 2, Esc.1
5c 28033

Cestein Internet Cafe
C / Leganitos
11 local Puerta de Calle
España o Santo Domingo

116 Madrid 28010
Tel: (91) 444 03 30.

Madrid Tourist Office


Madrid Tourist Offices – Whenever you go on holiday it is always a good idea to get in touch with one of the local tourist offices. In Madrid, there are numerous places you can go to seek out more information about the capital city of Spain.

The Tourist Information Offices in Madrid offer a whole host of information, including how to book hotels and hostels, how to organise a tour, and how to find your way to the best sights in the city. They can also help you with maps, general directions, and information of public transport.

Madrid Tourist Office

Far too many people neglect to visit tourist information offices when they go on vacation. However, an hour spent at the Madrid Tourist Office is an hour very well spent. The professional and extremely helpful staff in these offices know a lot about the city they operate in, and can help you find things that you would have otherwise never have known about. In Madrid, this service is indispensable, as there is so much to do and see in the capital that the only way you can truly figure out what is best to see is to talk to the people who know the city best – the tourist information officers.

Tourist Information
Tel: 900 300 600

Municipal Office of Tourist Information
Plaza Mayor, 3
Tel: 91 366 54 77

Madrid Community Tourist Information Offices
Calle Duque de Medinaceli, 2
Tel: 91 429 49 51

Estación de Chamartín
Central vestibule, gate 16
Tel: 91 315 99 76

Municipal Board of Tourism and Congress Offices
Calle Mayor, 69
Tel: 91 588 29 00

Madrid Weather


Madrid Weather – Luckily for tourists, the weather in Madrid is normally of a very good quality. Winter runs from December to March, but unlike many other European cities, Madrid often remains quite dry.

Madrid weather

Spring lasts from the middle of March through till May, and this is one of the most pleasant times of the year to visit the capital. Although rain is not uncommon at this time of year, there are many pleasantly warm days in between.

Suntan season begins in June and lasts all the way through to August. Temperature-wise, Madrid’s Summer should really be divided into two sections – the pleasant summer and the very hot summer. However, travellers should be warned that the city does not always cool down during the night.

Autumn comes in September, and blows into winter by December. This is another ideal time to visit Madrid, as the weather is generally pleasant. Do take an umbrella with you though as bouts of rain are not unheard of.

Madrid Map


Madrid Map – Madrid is a busy and active city, but it is fairly easy to navigate. However, should you be in any doubt as to how to get somewhere in particular, it is always a good idea to consult a map.

Madrid City Maps can be picked up from almost any store, or you can ask the local tourist information office for one instead. This will ensure that you never get lost on holiday, and that you can relax and fully enjoy your stay, safe in the knowledge that you know where you’re going around the city.


Madrid Airport

Madrid Airport – This spacious and well signposted airport is a breeze for travellers to navigate, and there are plenty of help points stationed throughout the building. If you are flying to or from Madrid Airport, you can be assured of a quick and pain-free departure and arrival process.

airport in madrid


Madrid’s Barajas International Airport is located only 15 km (9 miles) from the centre of Madrid, which means gaining access to the city is relatively simply. There are plenty of buses and taxis available to take you to your chosen destination.

If you want to travel to or from the airport you could use the Madrid Metro system, which joins the airport to the city. The Metro system connects to the main train stations and trains run daily between 06:00 to 01:15. To reach the city centre, the journey involves changing trains at Mar de Cristal (Line 8).

However, it is also entirely possible for you to travel to Madrid by Bus. These buses leave from the airport’s terminal buildings to the underground bus terminal at Plaza de Colon (Route 89) in central Madrid and other nearby towns. Buses from Madrid Airport run daily between 04:45 to 02:00, every 10 minutes between 06:00 to 21:30 and then every 15 minutes afterwards.

For the less adventurous, the option of hiring a taxi to travel to the city does exist. Most taxis are available outside each of the airport’s arrivals areas at the terminals. It will take approximately half an hour to travel to central Madrid from the airport, depending on the traffic conditions. Make sure that you use the official Madrid MAD Airport Taxi cabs at all times to ensure your safety, and to stop you from being overcharged.

Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD)
Address: 28042 Madrid, Spain
Code: MAD
Tel: 91 305 8343 / 45
Fax: 91 393 6204

Airport facilities at Madrid Barajas International Airportinclude:

Bureaux de change
24-hour cash machines (ATMs)
Disabled parking spaces
Restaurants, bars
Short-term and long-term car parking available
MAD Airport business facilities
Disabled facilities
Car hire / car rental companies
Post office
Numerous information points
Medical centre

Madrid Transport


Madrid Transport – Although Madrid is a city with many different areas and sights for tourists to enjoy, it is surprisingly easy for visitors to find their way around the city. From the Metro to the bus, there are plenty of inexpensive ways for tourists to get around the capital. Information on public transport is always readily available, and the services offered are relatively cheap and reliable.

Madrid transport

If you do decide to use Public Transport, always make sure that you use a reputable company, in order to ensure your safety. You should also be extra vigilant about not getting overcharged, as some people (taxi drivers in particular) take advantage of tourists when they hear a foreign accent.

Buses are cheap and convenient, but are not always the most comfortable mode of transport. They can get very hot inside, especially during the warm summer months. Air conditioning can be found on most coaches if you are travelling for long distances, but most commuter buses haven’t got that luxury.

The Metro system is quick and easy to use, and the travelling times are short. There are direct routes to most major parts of the city, and any necessary changes are normally hassle-free and quick. The same applies to the national railway service of Madrid.

Below, we have listed the contact details of some of the major travel establishments that you might need to use during your vacation:

1. Barajas Airport T1 Terminal
Tel: 91 305 86 56

2. Atocha Railway Station
Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V
Tel: 91 563 02 02

3. Chamartín Railway Station
Agustín de Foxá
Tel: 91 323 21 21

4. RENFE (Spanish National Railway)
Alcalá, 44
Tel: 91 563 02

5. Main Bus Station
Tel: 91 468 42 00

Madrid History

Madrid History – To list all the events that have shaped the capital city of Spain throughout the years would be an enormous task. Instead, we have focused on the two most prominent aspects of Madrid’s history: Medieval and Contemporary Madrid.

Madrid History

Medieval Madrid

Madrid has had a colourful history, and things such as the two buildings in the Plaza de la Villa, which date from the Middle Ages, exemplify this. The buildings are called the Casa (house) and the Torre (tower) de los Lujanes (15th century), where King Francis I of France was held prisoner following the Battle of Pavia.

The building to the right of it, with a Mudejar doorway, in the Hemeroteca Municipal contains more than seventy thousand bound volumes of newspapers, which were printed in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is well worth a visit.

Contemporary Madrid

Madrid has undergone countless changes over the last fifty years, not only in the extension of its buildings, but also in its way of life. Madrid was a Castilian town both in appearance and in its customs up until the ‘Gay Twenties’.

Now, there are many examples of contemporary architecture through the city. Buildings such as the old Ministry of Agriculture in Atocha, the Banco Central Hispanoamericano and Fine Arts Club (Bellas Artes) in the Calle Alcalá all lay testament to the ever changing face of Madrid. The Plaza Picasso on the Casteliana and the Vaguada provide another two examples of modern and fashionable structural design.

Madrid Culture

Madrid Culture – The balmy nights of Madrid often mean that shows and live music are performed outdoors. If you walk through any part of the city centre, you are bound to find late night cafes, theatres with evening shows, and street artists performing their acts in the middle of the road.

Madrid Culture

Madrid is full of museums, and art galleries, and there is always something for tourists to do. Artists such as Salvador Dali have helped to make this an artistically strong city, and the galleries pay homage to the work of various masters artists.

There are also many festivals and carnivals throughout the year in Madrid. One such carnival is on the 15th of May, and marks the start of the celebrations surrounding the month-long Fiestas de San Isidro. This fiesta is to honour the patron saint of Madrid and is the liveliest popular festivity in the capital.

Other popular events include the Fiestas de San Lorenzo, San Cayetano, and the Virgen de la Paloma, held from the 6th to the 15th of August. These occasions are commemorated with processions, open-air dancing, and sidewalk concerts in the park of the Vistillas and vicinity.

Perhaps one of the most well known aspects of Spanish ulture is the famous Feria Taurina or bullfighting fair, which also carries the name of the patron saint of Madrid. This event normally lasts from the middle of May to the middle of June at the Plaza Monumental Las Ventas bullring. Concerts, open-air dances and outdoor celebrations are also held during this period, providing a lively and exciting atmosphere.

Madrid is a vibrant and exotic place, with much to offer travellers who step into this warm and friendly city. Make sure to check with your local travel agent to find out which events are on whilst you are visiting the capital.

Madrid Nightlife

Madrid Nightlife – If you are a night owl, then you will find Madrid a paradise. Many of the city’s restaurants don’t open until eight or nine o’clock in the evening. Some other nighttime establishments don’t open until the early hours of the morning.

Madrid at Nightlife

If you are looking for things to do and places to go then you need look no further than the Plaza de Santa Bárbara, the Glorieta de Bilbao and Alonso Martínez. These areas house a large number of popular bars, pubs, fast food restaurants and ice cream parlours for tourists to enjoy at their leisure.

However, if you are looking for a younger, student atmosphere, then you would be wise to try out the bars in the districts of Arguelles and Moncloa.

Those who travel to Malasaña, in the vicinity of the Plaza de Dos de Mayo, will find countless cafés and bars with live music, in addition to moderately priced restaurants.

Many other quality restaurants and popular night spots can be found in Paseo de la Castellana, Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado. If you travel to Madrid in the summer months, you will also find many open-air terraces in the areas of the Paseo de la Castellana and the Parque del Oeste.

The Garamond
Calle de Claudio Coello 10
This bar has a castle-like interior and suits a smart, older crowd, and is ideal for those who are looking for a relaxing but entertaining night out.

Grand Vía 12
This is Madrid’s most famous cocktail bar and has preserved its 1930s interior – it is easy to imagine American novelist Ernest Hemingway liked relaxing here during the Civil War.

Calle Echegaray 17
This is a respectable bar for a young, chic clientele, but was once a brothel run by gypsies. The atmosphere is fun and lively, and it is a great place to spend a night out.

Calle Barceló 11. Gabana 1800, Calle de Velázquez 6,
This highly popular nightclub is a venue aimed at the uber-stylish 20 and 30-somethings – if the bouncer allows admission. Entry to this club is hard, but the energetic dance and techno music is worth it if you get in.

Moby Dick
Avenida de Brasil 5, Castellana district
This venue plays live pop and rock on weekdays and hosts DJs (reggae and rap) at weekends. It has a good, mixed crowd, where everyone is made to feel welcome.

The Irish Rover Pub
Avenida de Brasil 7
This quirky and homely pub imports Irish, folk and country music, and is ideal for those who are looking for a casual and entertaining night out.

Madrid Theatre



Madrid Theatre – If you are travelling to Madrid, and you want to stop by a theatre for an evening of entertainment, then you have come to the right city. Madrid has a plethora of theatres to offer, each showing varied and diverse shows and plays.

Madrid Theater

The best theatres to visit include the Tearto Nuevo Apolo, which is Madrid’s venue for large-scale musical spectaculars, and the Teatro Marquina, which was reopened in 1997 after a total refurbishment. The Teatro Marquina regularly stages quality productions, often with well-known actors.

The Teatro de Madrid is also worth a visit, and was built by the city council. It has impressive facilities but is some way out from the city centre. It stages ballet, Spanish dance and high-budget drama productions.

Another venue worth seeing is the Teatro Español, which is often said to be Madrid’s most beautiful theatre. It dates from 1745, and stages mainly 20th century Spanish drama.

The Tearto Lara was restored in the 19th century and makes for an interesting night out. It stages a wide mixture of plays (often comedy productions).

Finally, another theatre that you should visit if you get the chance is the Teatro María Guerrero Centro Dramático Nacional. This is a very highly regarded theatre, which stages modern Spanish dramas, as well as foreign productions.

Tearto Nuevo Apolo
Address: Plaza de Tirso de Molina 1
Tel: +34 91 369 06 37
Metro: Tirso de Molina

Teatro Marquina 
Address: Calle Prim 11
Tel: +34 91 532 31 86
Metro: Banco de España/Cólon

Teatro de Madrid
Address: Avenida de la Ilustración s/n
Tel: +34 91 740 52 74
Metro: Barrio del Pilar

Teatro Español 
Address: Calle Príncipe 25
Tel: +34 91 429 62 97
Metro: Sevilla/Sol

Tearto Lara 
Address: Correndera Baja de San Pablo
Tel: +34 91 521 05 52
Metro: Callao

Teatro María Guerrero Centro Dramático Nacional 
Address: Calle Tamayo y Baus 4
Tel: +34 91 319 47 69
Metro: Colón