Useful information about the flight from Manchester to Madrid
Madrid Nightlife and Attractions
History is still clearly evident in Madrid's city centre, thanks to its narrow streets and very diverse "barrios"
Perfect time for Madrid
Climate-wise a visit is best from April to June and in September and October, when it is mild with maximum temperatures going up to about 25° C. In summer, it can get very hot with temperatures rising up to about 40° C. In contrast, winters can get very cold, dry and frosty, with the temperatures descending to around -10°C.
If you are looking to visit during holiday or festival time the colourful "Dos de Mayo" (2nd May) festival commemorating the uprising against the invading French troops on May 2nd, 1808, continues after the fireworks of the May Day celebrations, with police and military parades, concerts and bullfights. Many districts in Madrid will have local street parties and community celebrations. At the end of October and beginning of November, Madrid hosts the International Jazz Festival at the Conde Duque Cultural Centre and various other venues throughout the city for about three weeks.
Tips and facts before travelling to Madrid
You will find Madrid is cheaper than London for eating out and drinking, as well as for buying groceries and the local transport fares. Madrid's time zone is one hour forward of the UK's (CET/CEST).
Madrid local facts
For accommodation, you can find guesthouses or hostels from around 12EUR per night per person. Three Star hotels are around 80EUR per night per person, on average. The highest concentration of hotels is found in the Huertas district. For getting about, the local transport - bus or metro - is cheap at one ticket costing about 1.50EUR, and ten tickets costing about 12EUR. You can also purchase cheap day travel cards. A taxi will usually cost you less than in London.