Welcome to Spain! Upon arrival at the airport, a driver will greet you and provide a private transfer to your hotel. After checking in to your hotel, the rest of the day is free to begin your discovery of Madrid, the capital city of Spain. Madrid has been the capital of Spain since 1561 under King Philip II. The city’s rich cultural heritage and impressive architectural monuments reflect Spain’s status as a world power in the 16th century.
Begin your exploration of majestic Madrid by strolling around the elegant boulevards and paying a visit to one of the city’s world-class museums. The Museo Nacional del Prado houses the world’s best collection of Spanish art, with more than 4,800 paintings. The Goya collection is exceptionally rich, comprising over 150 paintings. There are also galleries that focus on collections from other countries, such as Italian, Flemish, French and British paintings. To help you get the most out of your visit, the museum has created special “routes” (suggested self-guided tours) of 15, 30 or 50 works of art that represent the most important masterpieces of the museum. For instance, you could see highlights such as “The Three Graces” by Rubens, “Jacob’s Dream” by Ribera and “Las Meninas” (The Family of Felipe IV) by Velázquez.
Day 5 - 6