Enjoy your flight to Madrid with Air France

A capital city at the very heart of Spain

As the Capital city of Spain, Madrid is a great place to begin your discovery of this interesting country. Over 6 million people live in the wider metropolitan area of Madrid, making it one of the largest cities in Europe. Madrid is situated on the Manzanares river, right in the centre of Spain. It is also the cultural, economic and political heart of the country.
Why not try out Madrid's delights by flying with Air France? There are several flights a week, and many benefits to increase the comfort and enjoyment of your journey. You receive a blanket, a pillow, and to keep you entertained there are magazines, films and music on offer. A variety of high quality meals are available from the a la carte menu. If you book online for your airline ticket, you can check, review and alter your booking details, reserve personal options for your seat and preferred cabin size, and can complete an online check-in from up to 30 hours before the flight. It is possible to earn Miles every time you fly by joining the Flying Blue program and earn points towards hotel bookings, flights and more. There are always great offers available for your flight with Air France.
Madrid has a warm Mediterranean climate, so is an excellent place to visit for summer holidays. In winter freezing temperatures can be reached due to its relatively high altitude. It is usually very dry during the summer months.

Art, history and entertainment in the lively city of Madrid

There are a wide number of attractions to visit during your stay in Madrid. The Royal Palace of Madrid is one well-known landmark, and houses the largest collection of the violins and musical instruments of Stradivarius in the world, as well as interesting armour, weapons and tapestries. The city features a good range of architecture, including some striking modern buildings such as 'The Gate'. There are also numerous sculptures in the streets of Madrid. The National Archaeological Museum contains a number of ancient and medieval antiquities. Also available is the Museum of the Americas, the National Museum of Natural Sciences and the Naval Museum.
One interesting area of Madrid is Malasana, where there are numerous bohemian cafes containing new artwork, retro furniture and a colourful interior.
The Buen Retiro Park is the most popular park of the city and the largest in the centre. It was once the grounds of the palace of the Philip IV of Spain, and has a number of important sculptures, such as the Fallen Angel by Ricardo Bellver, and the Monument to Alfonso XII, by Jose Grases Riera. There are a number of other park areas, including the Casa de Campo and the grounds of the Royal Palace.
The 'Golden Triangle of Art' area contains three art galleries: The Prado Museum is the best known and features many artwork highlights, there is the modern art venue Reina Sofia Museum, which contains Picasso's Guernica, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Madrid is the home of two famous football clubs: Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid. The city has a particularly lively nightlife, including tapas bars, venues featuring flamenco dancing, and bars and clubs. There are several theme parks to enjoy, including Europe's biggest water park, Aquopolis Villanueva de la Canada, and Warner Theme Park.

For more information, visit:

http://www.esmadrid.com/en/ Official Madrid Tourist Website