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NOVASOL Spain villas I Facts and figures on majestic Madrid

Madrid, Spain's capital, is an incredibly fascinating, engaging and energetic city which is steeped in culture and alive with events. Second only to London and Berlin, Madrid is the EU's third largest city. The urban population of the capital is over 6 million people with more than half of that population living in the centre of the city. Obviously a very powerful and important region of Spain, Madrid is home to the Spanish government. The Royal Palace is also situated here, on the same site on which the Moors built a castle in the ninth century. Find a palace of your own by searching our villas in Spain!

Holiday accommodation in Madrid - villas in Spain

Getting around with your villas in Spain in Madrid

So how to see this beautiful and exciting city? You could simply walk around on foot and stroll to the lively Plaza Mayor to see some street performers. Or use public transport, which is generally fast and reliable. If you haven’t got a car at your deposal from your holiday villas in Spain, perhaps you’d enjoy exploring Madrid in an open-top double-decker with a hop-on-hop-off tour. These trips are especially recommended because you can stay on or jump off as you like. The bus runs past the main attractions of Madrid and gives you a running commentary with headphones, so you can fully appreciate all of the fascinating cultural and historical attractions that the city has to offer!

From Picasso to Miró I Awe-inspiring art in Madrid

It comes as no surprise that such an invigorating, inspiring city has produced artistic greats such as Goya and Velázquez. For centuries, Madrid has been an artistic centre for artists who would receive patronage from the Royal Family and other wealthy aristocrats. During your holiday you can take an excursion from your holiday homes in Spain and see some of the finest art galleries in the world. The Museo del Prado is incredibly significant, possessing the most important collection of Spanish painting before 1900 and works by El Greco, Velázquez and Goya, amongst other outstanding works by Durer, Tintoretto, Rubens, Hieronymus Bosch, Titian and Raphael.

Discover the Royal Palace

The Royal Family lives northwest of Madrid at the Palacio de la Zarzuela. In the mountains of El Pardo is situated the former royal summer residence. The Palacio Real in Madrid is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, the tour of which is a must whilst staying in one of our villas in Spain! Important state functions are often held within the ballrooms of the palace and the changing of the guards is among the most popular attractions in Spain.

Holiday homes in Spain in Madrid, the culinary capital

Madrid is so alive with passion and culture, that food is inevitably exciting and part of Spanish pride here. As such a cosmopolitan centre, you can find anything you like here – from the traditional, hearty, humble but delicious dishes you could prepare in your holiday lettings Spain, to the incredibly sleek and modern fusion tapas which has become so trendy. We have to recommend a traditional Cocido Madrileño – a beautifully flavoured pork stew, with a rich broth, vegetables, chorizo and chickpeas.

Self-catering villas in Spain - why choose NOVASOL?

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