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Preparing your trip to Madrid: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Madrid 1. The system of buses is very well-developed in the city, so travelers can easily get to any area of Madrid by public transport. If you plan to travel frequently, you can purchase a special pass from the driver.
2. In order to rent a car, you will need to have a credit card, a passport and an international driving license. By the way, the age of a renter must be at least 21 years.
3. Car rentals located near railway stations are considered the most advantageous ones.
4. Those tourists, who plan to visit museums and cultural events, are advised to purchase Paso del Arte cart. It entitles you to a discount for buying tickets to museums, as well as free admissions to some cultural institutions.
5. Besides incentives while purchasing museum tickets, Madrid Card entitles you to free travel on buses and subway. The validity period of such card can be selected by the buyer and ranges from 1 to 3 days. Copyright
6. While making a walk, it is recommended to bring a copy of your identity card or a hotel card.
7. Do not make trips to remote areas of the city alone. It’s better to observe them together with a guide and a tourist group.
Palacio de Cibeles, Almudena Cathedral, Museum of Natural Sciences, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Puerta de Alcala, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Madrid … Open
8. You should be especially careful on sidewalks. One of the most common methods of burglary here is "tyrone" - motorcyclists snatch bags from passers-by on the go.
9. Special telephone booths or communication cabins are the most beneficial way to make phone calls to other countries. The phone calls made in the hotel will be the most expensive ones.
10. Do not take pictures of local people without their permission. Also it’s restricted to make photos of some strategically important objects - the metro station, bridges, government buildings and facilities located in the port area.
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What to visit being in Madrid - unique sights

Royal Palace of Madrid

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
There you can see a rich collection of old weapons. The halls are decorated with portraits of Spain rulers and their family members. Great porcelain meals, neoclassical furniture, amazing cut-glass chandeliers and the world largest collection of Stradivarius violins. It is only a small part of the collections that have placed in the palace. The most beautiful hall in the residence is the Throne Room. It is made in the rococo style. There has saved the ceiling of 1764 that was ornamented by the best Venetian masters. The Throne Room is lightened with luxurious cut-glass chandeliers. It is decorated with a number of magnificent elements made from precious metals. … Read further

Estacion de Atocha

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
The main place of interest at the station is the tropical garden. The history of its appearance is very interesting. Today you will see there more than seven thousand plants, a great collection of tortoises and fish, brought by locals. For last years the station has been a place for thematic exhibitions and trade fairs. … Read further

Semana Santa

From the series “Most Enchanting and Vibrant Festivals”
Experienced travellers say that the most beautiful celebrations are held in Toledo, Seville, Cordoba and Madrid. Many of them prefer to go to Semana Santa Festival exclusively in the city of Antigua Guatemala. For many years Antigua Guatemala was a Spanish colony and inherited many beautiful traditions. During the Holy Week the city streets are being covered with incredibly beautiful flower petals where solemn processions pass afterwards. … Read further

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