Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD)

Spain’s central capital, Madrid, is an impressive and fascinating place to explore. Its elegant boulevards, European art museums, historic monuments, beautifully maintained parks and gardens, fine dining and nonstop nightlife attracts travelers from all over the world. The cosmopolitan city’s artistic heritage and exciting history makes this metropolis one of the greatest capitals of the Western world.

See The Sights Like A Local

Completely immersed in incredible art, culture and tradition, each neighborhood in Madrid has its own distinctive history and personality. To experience the city’s aristocratic architectural flair, make your way to the Chamberi district, located in the heart of Madrid. For a bohemian and urban hipster atmosphere, the Malasana–Triball district is a mecca of vintage looks and underground culture.

If you’re a fashionista, the Barrio de Salamanca district, also known as the Golden Mile, offers luxury stores and stylish nightlife. For boutique shops, fine food and the latest trends that never go out of fashion, visit the Chueca district. If you’re a flea market aficionado, the El Rastro is a must-shop stop that’s located in the fun-loving La Latina district.

Countless tourist attractions await you in the Princesa district, including an authentic Egyptian temple. The Paseo del Arte district is home to some of the world’s top museums. Madrid is also the capital of flamenco, offering a wide range of shows — from grand performances in theatres to intimate flamenco bars.  

Brimming with centuries-old eateries, tapas bars, Michelin-star restaurants and gourmet food markets — where locals shop and meet for a bite to eat, the flavors of Madrid are varied and mouth-watering. Traditional, simple, tasty dishes blend stew-pot cooking (cocido madrileno) with Moorish flavors. If you have a sweet tooth, Madrid is well known for its confectionery. Take a sightseeing break to enjoy a bartolillo (cream-filled pastry) or a Saint Isadora’s donut, served in the hundreds of pastry shops scattered around the city — some dating back for centuries.

For wine connoisseurs, Madrid is the perfect destination for pairing food with Spanish wines like muscatel, oloroso or vermouth. Known for its nightlife, every district in the capital city comes alive after sunset.  

Plan Your Escape

Choose from fabulous hotel locations in the city center, near the airport or north of the city. Accommodations range from upscale luxury hotels to smaller, boutique hotels. Bundle, book and save on an enchanting Delta Vacations package to Madrid. Whether you’re taking off on a family holiday or a shopping expedition, Delta Vacations offers you the benefits, flexibility and service to make your getaway a vibrant and memorable experience.  

Round-trip transfers from the airport to your hotel are not included in your Delta Vacations package, but are available for purchase. We also offer tours and activities you can add to your getaway, such as an authentic tapas and history dinner tour, a Toledo tour and a cooking experience.