Essential Information

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Opening hours, currency, Internet access, local customs and traditions, embassies and consulates… In sum, all kinds of practical information. Welcome to our survival guide to Madrid, so that nothing takes you by surprise when you come, and you can enjoy your stay without worries.

Here's everything you need to know before coming to Madrid. Buen viaje!

Grapes in Puerta del Sol, cocido (chickpea stew), traditional tablaos (flamenco clubs)… When in Madrid, do as Madrileños do.

Hospitals, healthcare centres, the toll-free number 112 and SATE will give you assistance in the event of an emergency

As in most EU countries, Spain’s official currency is the euro (€). There are one hundred cents in a euro.


From one of the largest Royal Palace in Europe to Real Madrid's stadium, discover the city's most popular sights and attractions.

Check out and download everything you to need to feel right at home in our city.

  • Whatever your religion, you can practise your faith in Madrid during your stay.

    Places of Worship


Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

Visit more than 50 museums and enjoy numerous discounts.