You are at the Barajas Airport waiting for a connecting flight so you don’t have time to go to the center of Madrid. The airport itself has some attractions like some restaurants, a few shops and some artwork. That’s adequate for a couple of hours – but what if you’re faced with a six hour wait? Just choose one of the attractions below and take a Madrid airport taxi straight to it. You can book online with fast confirmation (an email is sent to you just after the payment) and an English speaking driver will wait for you at the exit with your name, and wait for you in case of delays at no extra charge.
The Estadio Bernabeu is in the northern part of Madrid and it is 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) from the airport, and it is home to Madrid’s soccer team. It was built in 1947 and can hold over 81,000 soccer fans. Even if there isn’t a soccer match going on, visitors may still take tours of the stadium or eat at one of the on-site restaurants.
The Parque Del Retiro is 17.4 kilometers (10.8 miles) from the airport. Is it the largest park in Madrid, and it was established in 1631. The park boasts 330 acres of gardens and trees, and people can go rowing on the lake. The Palacio de Cristal (Crystal Palace) was added to the Park in 1887. It’s a metal and glass building that shelters exotic tropical plants from Madrid’s winters. The park had originally belonged to the royal family and is full of statues, fountains and monuments.
The Museo Del Prado or Prado Museum is 18.6 kilometers (11.6 miles) from the airport and is also quite close to the Parque Del Retiro. It is also Spain’s national museum, and it was built on the orders of King Charles III in 1785. It is considered one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings in the city. It is also considered one of the best art museums in the world and boasts collections by such artists as El Greco, Bosch, Velázquez, Dürer, Goya, Titian and Rubens. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Barajas is the district where the airport is located. It has many hotels and restaurants to service the people leaving the airport, and it has some attractions. One of them is the Castle of Zapata, which has recently been restored by the regional government. The castle served as a fortress during the Middle Ages and was converted into a luxury home for the Count of Barajas and his family in the 17th century.