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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is not only the capital of Spain, but also the largest city in the country. A cosmopolitan, multi-faceted city, Madrid is also the proud home of the Spanish royal family and known for being a hub for the arts.

The Madrid Airport was officially renamed Adolfo Suárez Madrid- Barajas Airport in March 2014. Over the past few years, the establishment has consolidated its position as one of the leading airports thanks to its innovative and attractive facilities. The airport also has a permanent collection of art, displayed throughout the different terminals, introducing travellers to the works of renowned artists.

Getting to the airport

Several train, metro and bus lines are available to and from the airport with varying travel times and fares. Alternatively, you can choose to take a taxi, but it has a slightly complicated payment system, including a minimum payment, a booking fare and pricing based on distance.

Leaving Madrid? Have you visited these places yet?

Royal Palace, Calle de Bailén

Be dazzled by the stunning structure of the Palace, inspired by sketches made by Bernini for the construction of the Louvre in Paris. The palace, built in the form of a square, boasts galleries and a parade ground, on top of overlooking a large courtyard. Areas to look out for include: the Main Staircase, which was designed by Sabatini, and the Throne Hall featuring a ceiling painted by Tiepolo. Entrance to this monument is free with the Madrid Card.

Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas

Las Ventas, is the most famous bullring in Madrid, enjoying a capacity of 20,000, and is where the majority of bull fights take place in the city. If your period of travel is during the season of bullfighting (mid-May to late-Oct), be sure not to miss out on this unique experience!

Parque del Buen Retiro

Bask in the beauty of the gardens of El Retiro, decorated with marble monuments, landscaped lawns and abundant greenery. It is a quiet and contemplative escape fit for those dreaming of peace.

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Washington D.C, USA

Be captivated by the stories and history as you stroll around the numerous memorials and monuments in DC. Must-visit iconic structures include the Washington Monument and the accompanying Reflecting Pool, Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History where some of the most famous museum artefacts in the world are housed.

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