An essay on the streets of the Spanish capital

Anna Carolina Negri

From the appreciation of public spaces to the indispensable daily siesta ritual, we registered the good life in the Spanish capital in detail.



Getting there

The port of entry to the city is Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. From there, you can go to the city center (around 9 miles [15 km] away) by taxi, subway (a very efficient system), or bus.


When to go

Each season has its advantages: in the summer, the peak tourism season, there’s plenty of outdoor activities. Winter there is not as harsh as in other European capitals, with minimum temperatures around 32 °F [0 °C]. In the fall and spring, you’ll find mild weather and fewer crowds.




The city’s central region is home to most of the tourist attractions, especially around Gran Vía. For anyone who wants excitement, Malasaña and Chueca are the best options.


LATAM has direct flights to Madrid from Santiago, São Paulo, Frankfurt, and 2 other destinations.