Madrid to Seville

Madrid to Spain

Madrid is the capital of Spain which is part of the EU and Schengen community.  Madrid offers the following points of interest for tourists and photographers;

  • Plaza Mayor
  • Del Prado national museum
  • Madrid royal palace
  • Buen retiro park
  • Gran via
  • Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

and many more!

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain

Plaza mayor is the most popular place to visit in Madrid.  It was built in 15th century and has been used for markets, bullfights, football games and even public executions.  It’s a huge plaza surrounded by residential buildings with a total of 237 balconies facing it.

There are hundreds of hotels in Madrid which means you’ll find some very good deals.  You can also get a 2 day+ tourist metro pass which gives you unlimited access to all public transport for 2 calendar days.

To see most of the sites of Madrid, day and night, you may consider taking a bus tour.  Madrid is huge so it’s not really walkable.

Santiago Bernabeu, MadridSantiago Bernabeu, Madrid

If Plaza Mayor is where they used to play football games, they now play them at the Santiago Bernabeu football stadium (pictured above).  This is the home to Real Madrid football club, the most successful club in the world.  You can take a stadium tour and visit inside the stadium and see all the trophies and stats on former players.  Are you an Athletico Madrid fan? you can tour their stadium as well.

Bullfight, Madrid, Spain

Bullfight, Madrid, Spain

Spain is famous for bullfights, so there no better place to watch one than in the Madrid bull ring.  Check the schedule, if you’re interested in a bullfight, there could be one on when you’re there.  Be warned, they do kill the bulls and it is pretty gory!

Madrid to Sevilla AVE bullet trainMadrid to Sevilla AVE bullet train

The Madrid train station, Atocha, is a tourist attraction in itself, it has a garden inside and also a memorial to the Madrid train bombings of 2004.  The 2 hour bullet train to Seville Santa Justa was €46 one way and very impressive.  These trains leave quite frequently and go to most major cities in Spain and France.

Seville to Tavira

2017-03-13T15:12:28+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Southern Europe, Spain|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. shannon April 19, 2017 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Interesting my only time in Spain, I flew into Madrid and traveled to Sevilla. This was over 20 years ago. Reading this post brings back so many memories. Next trip I will definitely take this high-speed train you write of! Seems like a great deal!

  2. Nicole Anderson April 20, 2017 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Madrid, and Spain generally sound like really nice places to visit. With the exception of the bull fighting, I am sure I would enjoy everything you have highlighted here. Trying the Spanish cuisine in Spain is also something I would like to do while travelling there.

  3. Gemma April 20, 2017 at 1:37 am - Reply

    I love Madrid, such a fun city. I’m actually heading to Seville in a couple of months, I’ll have to check out the trains- not something I’d considered. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Ticking the Bucketlist April 20, 2017 at 2:56 am - Reply

    What a perfect time to read this post..I am moving to Madrid in July this year. I would love to explore more of Spain while I am there. The bull fight is something that I wish to see, though the ethical conundrum does bother me.

  5. Rashmi and Chalukya April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am - Reply

    We had been to Barcelona but could not manage to visit Madrid. Madrid sounds like a great city to visit. But the connectivity wasn’t very feasible. We have experienced bullet train journey from Geneva, Switzerland to Paris, France and must say they save a lot of time.

  6. Joanna April 20, 2017 at 8:13 am - Reply

    I have been to Madrid for one day, a few years ago, on my way to Peru. I agree that it is a huge city but a wonderful one. I enjoyed taking the free walking tour and discovering as much attractions as possible. I have actually done the Madrid to Seville journey by car. It’s a really nice one, you pass through different mountain ranges and the views are really nice.

  7. Arzo Travels April 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    I have not been to Madrid yet, but heard Seville is pretty. I would love to watch a Real game, would love to have a stadium tour. but the bullfight thing seriously turned me off.

  8. Riely April 21, 2017 at 2:19 am - Reply

    I have yet to visit Madrid, but would love to. Even though I am not a football fan, the atmosphere of a game and crowds could make it more enjoyable. There is so much to explore in Madrid, it would be hard to visit for a short while.

  9. Danijela WorldGlimpses April 27, 2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Was actually thinking about flying to Madrid and than taking a train or renting a car to go south. I’m so pleased to hear that the train would be a good idea, even more so now, when you said it’s impressive itself. Thanks! 🙂

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