Spain’s capital is one of the most visited European cities. The cultural life of the city blends perfectly with its vibrant nightlife. The friendly local population, tasty food and architectural charm, make Madrid a great place to be on your future cheap weekend breaks.
Located in the centre of Spain, this city is packed with historic and cultural sights. Your list of must-see things in Madrid should include places like the Royal Palace, Templo de Debod, Reina Sofia, Puerta de Alcala or the famous Prado Museum. When you get tired of all that sightseeing, you can enjoy the traditional Spanish food at the Botin, a famous Spanish restaurant, or at the la Corral de Moreia, one of the finest flamenco restaurants in the city.
Cheap weekend breaks can be found at lastminute.com. If you plan your escape somewhere in the middle of September, you should expect to pay around £235 per person for a 2 nights stay at the Togumar Apartments with return flights to Manchester. The hotel has all the necessary amenities you might need for a short stay and local attractions include the National Auditorium, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and Paseo de la Castellana.
A cheaper alternative is available at directline-citybreaks.co.uk. For just £143 per person, you can get flights from London Stansted and 2 nights’ accommodation (room only) at the Petit Palace Ducal Hotel. This is a 3-star hotel located in a multicultural district of the city, with great access to well-known attractions such as the Thyssen Musem, Plaza de Cibeles and the Prado Museum.