Madrid has a very modernized and elaborate transportation network of buses and Metro (the second biggest in Europe and 6th in the whole world).
From airport the cheapest connection is by Cercanias commuter train (line C-1, from 05:30 to 23:30, €2.40).
The citizens of Madrid, who refer to themselves as Madrileños or “gatos” (cats). Due to the typically midday heat during summer, a “siesta” can be still observed during which some citizens take a break to cool off.
Enjoy a complete tour of the city with the free walking tour they organize pub crawls tour too.
Prado’s museum has a free entry Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 8pm, and Sundays and holidays from 5pm to 7pm.
Reina Sofia is free Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sundays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
A cheap snacks and drinks (beer for 1€!!) can be grabbed at Museo del Jamon (it has several locations) and at Cerveceria 100 Montaditos (local word for small sandwich), on sunday and wednesday it offers all drinks and food at 1€, don’t miss the local ‘boccadillo calamari’ at La Campana, nearby the royal square. Drink tap water, is considered the best spanish drinkable water.
Sobrino de sotin is the oldest restaurant in the whole world (as the guinness certificate states), they are very kind and during the morning is possible to visit shortly the inside.
Weekly change of guards at royal palace