Madrid is a very lively city, but today we are not going to talk about the Spanish capital, but about the cities to visit from Madrid. Madrid airport is very well connected to other cities in Europe, so here is our recommendation list!
Top cities to visit from Madrid
Located in the valley of the Odenwald Mountains and on the banks of the River Neckar, Heidelberg is a picturesque and romantic German city. Heidelberg Castle is the most notable landmark in the city. The city is also known for its historic “old town,” the Philosopher’s Walk up the nearby mountains, many historic churches and the University of Heidelberg.
The main airport located near the city of Heidelberg is Airport Frankfurt am Main. The cheapest rickets you can find on Ryanair website (www.ryanair.com). The prices are vary from 40 to 100 euros depending on a season.
While Bruges has become more of a destination since the release of the film In Bruges in 2008, the city still lies in the shadows of Antwerp and Brussels when it comes to Belgian destinations. This historic port city is best known for its medieval architecture and numerous canals and sometimes dubbed “The Venice of the North.” Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child sculpture is located in Bruges.
Unfortunately, there is no any direct flight from Madrid to Bruges, but it is possible to buy a transfer ticket and change the plane in Bruxeles – the capital of Belgium.
Ferrara is famous for being surrounded by over nine kilometers of ancient walls. The city also contains palaces dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, amazing cathedrals and broad streets perfect for strolling through and taking in the sights. Ferrara has also been home to many writers, artists and musicians throughout its rich history.
The nearest airport to the city is Bologna Airport (26 miles). Tickets are usually cheaper during winter times as of 30-50 euros and during summer is more than 70 euros if you buy at Ryanair website (www.ryanair.com).
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, located right on the Gulf of Valencia and in close proximity to Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza. The city’s historic winding streets, incredible architecture and amazing cathedrals make it a great destination. Valencia is also home to an enormous plaza and many famous museums and galleries.
Travelling to Valencia from Madrid is not complicated you can go there by bus, train or Bla Bla car. The easiest and fasted method is Bla Bla Car and it costs usually 10-15 euros per person per ride (www.blablacar.com).
Porto shared the title as European Cultural Capital in 2001 for good reason. The city is home to numerous festivals throughout the year, such as St. John (late June) and Queima das Fitas (early May). Porto also has a long tradition in music, art and athletics, and is home to FC Porto among other football (soccer) clubs.
Porto is the cheapest option to choose if you want to travel to the city outside of Europe. If you want to buy tickets in advance they might cost 20 euros for round trip and the journey trip is just 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Located on the Bay of Biscay, Biarritz is a vibrant seaside city popular with tourists and surfers. The annual Biarritz Surf Festival attracts surfers and fans from all over the world. Biarritz is also located in French Basque Country and just minutes from the border of Spain.
Unfortunately, there is no any direct flights to Biarritz but it is possible to change the plane either in Paris or London.
Innsbruck is unique in that it hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice (both in 1964 and 1976). The Alpine location makes Innsbruck a hot sport for winter sports as well as hiking, climbing and mountain biking during the summer months. Innsbruck is also ome to many museums, castles and historic sites.
To travel there, you need first to travel to Vienna or Frankfurt and then change the plane. Lufthansa and KLM are the best options for this.
Gothenburg is known as a large university city and is home to cool festivals including the Gothenburg International Film Festival and music festivals Way Out West and Metaltown. The city is known for its rich Scandinavian architecture, museums, sports and rich cultural history.
To go to Gothenburg, you need to change a plane in Stockholm or Munich. Lufthansa is the best option (www.lufthansa.com).
Although Budapest is the largest city and capital of Hungary, it’s still often overlooked on the itineraries of many tourists. The neo-Gothic Parliament building is a must-see, as are Castle Hill and the Castle District. No trip to Budapest is complete without a stroll down the banks of the historic River Danube.
Budapest is one of the cheapest destinations for Madrid citizens. Tickets usually are not very expensive ranging from 30 to 100 euros depending on a season. The cheapest options are Wizzair (www.wizzair.com) and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com).
While most tourists tend to stick to southern and western Europe, Copenhagen is a destination not to be missed. With historic roots going back to its early days as a Viking fishing village, the sights and architecture are a unique treasure to behold. There are also many beaches surround the city that are a little known secret to add to any great summer vacation.
This city is one of the most favourite destinations amoung Spanish especially during winter holidays. The tickets range from 35 to 80 euros depending on a season.
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