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What to see, do and visit in Madrid and surroundings with your rental car

Car hire in Madrid

Renting a car in Madrid is the best option for touring the capital of Spain, one of the world’s most important and cosmopolitan cities. 

The capital of Spain is easy to reach by both air and train. If you travel to Madrid by plane, you can choose Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, one of Europe’s main airports, located 12km from the city. Barajas Airport has more than 70 airlines offering national and international flights to more than 175 destinations in different parts of Spain and of the world. 

If you prefer to travel by train, you can arrive in the city at the Atocha Train Station and Chamartin Train Station, both located in the center of Madrid. Trains arrive every day from the main points of the country, such as Valencia, Barcelona and Seville.

Whatever means of transport you choose, when you arrive at any of these facilities you will have the possibility of renting a car in Madrid to move around center city and its surroundings comfortably. You don't have to depend on timetables, and you can pick up and return your car at the Centauro Rent a Car Madrid branch you prefer. 

Business trips with your rental car in Madrid

If you are travelling to Madrid for business, the best way to meet your commitments on time and with complete autonomy is to choose to rent a car in Madrid on your arrival. In this way you can attend conventions and trade fairs that are usually held in the outskirts of the city, such as IFEMA, one of the key trade fairs for doing business.

In addition, Centauro Rent a Car's rental vehicles equipped with the environmental card will allow you to enter Central Madrid and fully enjoy the capital. 

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Madrid Tourist Information

There is much to see in Spain’s capital city. Renting a car will allow you to visit the city’s main districts and tour Madrid with your rental car as you please. 

What to see in Madrid

Madrid is a city full of history where you can find places as emblematic as the Gran Vía, with its theatres and cinemas, as well as the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, where Spaniards ring in the New Year to the sound of 12 bells. The city is also home to some of the world’s most important museums, such as the Prado, Reina Sofía or Thyssen Bornemisza museums. 

Would you like to get to know the city better? Visit the Austrias neighborhood, where you will find the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral, walk around the Castellana neighborhood and admire its Kio Towers, visit the defunct metro station and the Bermejillo Palace in Chamberí, go for tapas in La Latina or enjoy a day's shopping on the Golden Mile in the Salamanca neighborhood. 

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Car itinerary in Madrid

Design your own special tour of Madrid and discover El Retiro Park, take a photo next to the Puerta de Alcalá, visit the Royal Palace, have lunch in a fashionable restaurant in Malasaña and then come back to center city to visit the famous Madrid Flea Market, an open-air market in the La Latina district. There are so many places to see in Madrid that a rental car will be indispensable.

Car itineraries through Madrid 

Once you've toured the city, we recommend you take a tour by car of the top tourist destinations in the outskirts of Madrid. 

You can tour the most emblematic places in Madrid region, such as the city of Miguel de Cervantes: Alcalá de Henares. Here you can discover the writer's birthplace, as well as the popular University of Alcalá de Henares, which is housed in spectacular buildings dating from the 16th century. 

You can also visit Aranjuez and discover the land of strawberries, so famous for its Renaissance-style royal palace - the lavish decoration of its interiors will come as a surprise to you! In the surroundings of the palace and along the Tagus River you can stroll through beautiful ornamental gardens such asthe La Isla Gardens and thePrince's Gardens. If you prefer, discover the impressive monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial

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Fine dining in Madrid

A visit to Madrid should really include a pause to sample some of its most popular dishes. If you are in a hurry you can opt for a tasty calamari sandwich, but if you have a little more time, treat yourself to an exquisite Madrid stew, some tripe with chickpeas or fried eggs. Don't leave without trying some delicious chocolate with fried dough called “churros”  for breakfast. 

Climate in Madrid:

Madrid's dry climate means that there is not too much rainfall during the year, although it must be said that the winters are quite cold and the summers very hot. Spring and autumn are ideal for exploring this destination thanks to the pleasant temperatures that prevail during these seasons. 

There are a thousand reasons to enjoy Madrid, rent your car at Madrid Airport, Atocha Station, Chamartin Station, Leganés, Alcobendas or Majadahonda and tour the city in complete freedom. 
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