Cheap Self Catering Apartments in Madrid - Holiday

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Madrid

Madrid - the capital city of Spain is a delight to visit. A city filled with pretty, fountain filled public parks, superb shopping and gastronomic delights. Majestic palaces and museums invite you to discover their fascinating histories, for any sports fanatic a trip to the world famous Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu stadium should be added to your itinerary.

If you plan a self-catering holiday in Madrid - or a longer term stay, there is a studio or apartment accommodation to suit your needs. Light filled, beautifully furnished modern duplex apartments or budget compact studios are available to rent in the heart of the city centre action.

The best way to decide where to stay is to take into account how you will get around, your budget for the trip, attractions you wish to see and whether you will be staying for a short term visit or have a longer term plan. Book today for the best and cheap self catering holidays in Madrid.

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Planning a short break or longer stay ?

Whether you're planning a short break or a longer stay, apartments for rent can be the perfect solution for your holiday in Madrid Spain. There is self catering accommodation to suit families and groups of any size (4,5,6,...) close to the city centre and rentals are available at any time of year.

If you wish to rent long term in Madrid you may consider a residential area, there you can meet the locals and integrate yourself into the community.

If you are in the city for a limited time period, a central location may be more preferable, ensuring you can pack as much sightseeing into your stay as possible.

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Which area should I rent in?

You could be lucky and find a last minute deal on studios and cheap apartments to rent for any Spanish holiday close to Plaza Santa Ana - an area rich in history and culture also known as Cortes or Huertas.

This district is within walking distance to the world famous Prado museum, Reina Sofia, the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum of art and Retiro Park a peaceful haven of 120 hectares situated right in the city. It's a wonderful place to while away the afternoons with a tapas picnic on one of the parks many rowing boats.

If you are a foodie and love to sample local dishes and delicacies, La Latina could be for you. One of the oldest areas in Madrid, café filled squares and narrow streets are decorated with vibrant artwork and colourful shop fronts. It has some of the best tapas bars and bodegas in the city which stay open into the early hours.

La Latina is close to major tourist attractions with locals and visitors choosing this as their preferred area to rent. It can be fairly lively in the evenings - if you are looking for peace and tranquility, you may be suited better elsewhere.

If you are travelling on a budget and seek a cheap studio or apartment rental for long or short term rent the popular area of Lavapiés is worth a closer look. A residential area packed full of ethnic eateries and independent shops, it is a melting pot of nationalities. If you are keen to immerse yourself in many cultures and still be within walking distance from tourist and shopping zones you could consider this area.

For creatives who love fashion and all things art and music related rent your property in edgy, bohemian Malasaña district. Home to the University, this area has the added bonus of its close proximity to the main shopping street in Madrid - Gran Via.

For the night owls the best party scene in Madrid is in Chueca. Plaza de Chueca is the place to go wild and be seen- just don't expect to get much sleep if you rent a property here!

Getting to and around Madrid

You can reach Madrid by air from major european and international airports, by train from across Europe and if you plan to drive you can catch the ferry to the ports of Bilbao and Santander on the northern Spanish coast then head due south. The drive should take about four and a half hours.

From your cheap self catering holiday rental in Madrid, getting around is fast and reasonably priced - from hailing a taxi on the street to the frequent local bus and metro service, you can get where you want to go quickly and easily. A good tip would be to invest in a tourist pass if you plan on staying a while.

Visitor or tourist passes are available in 1, 3, 5 or 7 day increments and can considerably reduce your journey fares. However, if you do feel energetic, the city centre is fairly compact - walking is a great way to view the wonderful architecture up close and indulge in a cafe con leche or two as you explore this marvellous city.

The roads in the city are busy and if you are not used to driving on the right hand side of the road it could be difficult initially - the only month you can avoid the road crowds is in August when the Madrileños head to the coast for their summer holidays. However you plan to get there, and whatever you wish to do, there are perfect fully furnished and self catering accommodations in Madrid to suit all of your requirements.

When staying in the city for a longer period, you are able to visit some of the Spanish highlights by taking a day tour.