City breaks & Short breaks in Madrid
For a brief but meaningful city break in Madrid you must go to the Prado. It is one of the greatest art museums in all of Europe, featuring the works of Picasso, Velasquez, Goya and El Greco. People come from around the world to walk down its long galleries, admiring genius Spanish artists whose work has been highly influential on Western art movements for the last couple centuries. Art buffs thinking about a visit to another beautiful Mediterranean city
should check out Wimdu's accommodation in Rome
, too. Even if the Prado is the only place you see during your short break in Madrid
, you won’t be bored, as at any given time there are about 1300 works on display, the most famous of which is Las Meninas by Velasquez. Las Meninas, a painting within a painting, has captivated artists and collectors for hundreds of years. A city break in the capital just wouldn’t be complete without a nod to this fabulous work or to the Prado itself as something wholly Spanish.
Where to stay during your short break in Madrid
When searching for accommodation for your city break
, it might be worth your time to have a look at private apartments. Many people who own or have leased out a place would like to rent out their extra space to travellers. Not only does it provide them with a little extra income, but most hosts are also eager to meet new people and experience different cultures and individuals. If you would like the expert advice of someone who actually lives in your destination and are looking to really experience the culture, you may have found yourself the perfect method for travelling. On Wimdu
, you can search the listings of places to stay, see the host's profile and ask them questions before you make a reservation.
Making the most of your city break in the Spanish capital
Madrid offers a wide selection of accommodation but you might want to consider one particular alternative that is becoming popular with many travellers. With Wimdu, travellers can connect with a wide selection of hosts offering comfortable apartments and accommodation
in their own homes for an affordable price. You'll likely find that whether you're looking for hostels in Paris
, or New York
, the price of staying with a local can be comparable, and you will likely enjoy the experience more. Staying with local residents is a nice way to get to know more about the city’s culture and people. Rooms are clean, secure and comfortable too. You’ll get plenty of privacy and your host will also be happy to share some of the city’s secrets. That kind of local perspective can make short breaks unforgettable. Madrid is a great city and the right accommodation is waiting for you when you search Wimdu's listings