A warm welcome from Madrid
Madrid is the political and financial capital of Spain. The 3.1 million habitants (6.4 million in the region) set Madrid as one of the main metropolis in Europe. It has an excellent hotel capacity and a pleasant climate that confers the city its brightness and warmness. Additionally, the Mediterranean cuisine adds the flavours to all these ingredients. All these characteristics, besides its good value for money, make Madrid an excellent place for businesses and meetings.
The city combines modernity (with impressive new infrastructures and skyscrapers in the Madrid skyline) with an outstanding historical legacy (Hapsburg-Bourbon-Medieval-Goya’s-Velázquez’s Madrid, amongst others).
The cultural offer of Madrid is huge with nearly one hundred museums and two hundred historical and artistic monuments. Walking through the Paseo del Prado Avenue you can visit four of the most visited picture galleries in the world (Prado’s Museum, Reina Sofía, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Caixa-Forum).
Madrid is also one of the greenest cities in the world, where you can enjoy walking through its many gardens in the centre (Retiro Park, West Park) or in the surroundings (Casa de Campo, Madrid Rio).
In terms of leisure and entertainment, the city offers everything one can imagine during the summer days and nights, including excellent restaurants with a big variety of dining options (16 Michelin starred restaurants), live music, terraces, nightclubs and shops for every taste.
Madrid is the only city in the world which is surrounded by six UNESCO World Heritage sites within a 100 km radius, which is less than an hour drive: Toledo, Avila, Segovia, Alcalá de Henares, El Escorial and Aranjuez. These places include perfectly preserved architecture, monuments and art from Roman times to our days.