A 1½ -hour Iberia flight directly from NCE to MAD started our day, and our first visit to the capital of Spain. We took the airport shuttle from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2, where, for just 1€ each, we took the Metro into Old Madrid, the historical center of the city. After spending the day strolling around, admiring the architecture and sculptures, enjoying the beautiful Retiro Park, people-watching in the lively plazas, and seeking out the museums and the palace, we realized that the Hotel Gaudi on the Gran Vía was well-situated for the majority of what we had planned to see. And what wasn’t within walking distance was easily accessible via the excellent Metro system.
Apartments near the Teatro Real
Parque del Retiro