Madrid has a strong artistic and cultural heritage, and it is perhaps best shown in the Museo del Prado, one of the world's best collections of classical art. When you book flights to Madrid, you can also look forward to exploring Spain's imperial past at the Naval Museum. If you'd like to break free from the city's Museum Triangle, book a car rental in Madrid and spend a few days exploring the gorgeous surrounding region.
Driving in and around Madrid
You can pick up rental cars in Madrid from Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport, located approximately 8 miles from the downtown city center. A luxury vehicle with a GPS navigation system can help you find your way around Madrid's road network; if you're traveling on a budget, though, you may prefer to rent a cheap car or van and plan your chosen routes in advance. To get yourself started in Madrid, take a short drive to the Palacio de El Pardo, where kings of Spain lived in luxury during past centuries. This opulent palace is surrounded by mountains and close to the village of El Pardo, which is a great place to enjoy a traditional Spanish meal. For a great gastronomic experience in the heart of Madrid, head to the La Latina neighborhood, and spend an evening hopping between the various bars, sampling tapas (small plates of food) in each one.
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