Madrid, Spain

Madrid is the capital of Spain, as well as the country’s largest city!


Madrid is located in the center of Madrid Community, one autonomous community of Spain. Madrid is the headquarters for the Spanish government, home to the Royal Family, and the center of Spanish commerce and culture.

Throughout your time in Madrid, we encourage you to adopt the culture of a local “madrileño” and immerse yourself completely. Take a siesta, eat dinner around 10pm, and go out and join the rest of the city at 1am.

Madrid is divided into 21 different districts, and each districts have distinct neighborhoods. For an amazing cultural adventure, make sure to check out Sol, La Latina, Chueca, Malasaña, Lavapiés, Moncloa, and Argüelles.  Each neighborhood has it’s own unique flair!

Madrid Flag

Spain city flag of madrid

On Madrid’s flag, you’ll notice in the center is a bear reaching up to a fruit tree. This is the most iconic symbol of Madrid, and you’ll also notice there is a very famous status of “El Oso y el Madroño” in Puerta del Sol. Sol is one of the most popular and busy plazas of Madrid, and one you can’t avoid!

 For more information about Madrid and Spain, please visit Lonely Planet

Lastly, we would be remiss in our duties if we did not warn you that Madrid is one of the world’s top cities for pickpockets! Please be aware of your surrounding, be alert when strangers come up to talk to you, and always keep an eye, hand, or leg on your belongings to ensure they don’t get snagged!