Traveling for business to Madrid
Which airline to choose for flying first class to Madrid?
Madrid is an important hub in Europe for connecting flights to South America. It is also a destination often visited by tourists. Flying within Europe will often lead to buying a cheap ticket from a low-budget airline, but if you want to fly in business class, you will have to look further. Iberia however does offer business class. You will have double the space in the plane which is convenient if some work needs to be done. However, if you want a truly exceptional service or fly in first class, it is better to opt for airlines such as Air France or Lufthansa.
Why choose Madrid as your destination?
Madrid is a city of millions in the heart of Spain. In winter it can get quite cold and in summer it can get quite warm. This Spanish capital is by far one of the most important cities in terms of culture, politics, and economics. Besides, it also has quite some tourist attractions worth visiting, making it a perfect destination for those who wish to combine business with pleasure. Make sure to check out our cheap business class tickets.
Madrid Barajas Airport, the largest international airport in Spain, is located about 17 kilometers from the center of Madrid. There are two metro stations at the airport, Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3 and Aeropuerto T4. Every day from 06:00 to 02:00, metros run to Madrid. It takes approximately 35 minutes to reach Puerta del Sol square (including two changes: Nuevos Ministerios and Tribunal of Plaza de España). A single ride normally costs about 2 euros, but there is also an additional 3 euros airport tax.
You can also opt for the Airport Express Bus. The journey takes about half an hour. There are special racks for luggage on the bus. The buses run frequently. A third option is a train. The Spanish railways connect Madrid to the airport via the RENFE train, the line is called Cercanias C1. It is the cheapest way to travel from the airport to the city center, a single ticket costs only €2.60. The train station is on the first floor of T4 and is called Aeropuerto T4.
Madrid attracts businessmen from across the world. So it´s no surprise that the city has several co-working spaces to meet people. From small city cafes for a casual business meeting to rented co-working spaces with facilities.
The Plaza Mayor is the most visited square in Madrid. The square, formerly actually called Plaza del Arrabal, was created in 1577. It was the site of local markets, but also bullfights and public executions. From 1619, large apartment buildings were built around the square and in the mid-nineteenth century the equestrian statue of Felipe III, made by Giovanni de Bologna and his pupil Pietro Tacca, was placed in the square.
After a major fire at the end of the nineteenth century, the events that were held in the square came to an end. However, the festivities have now returned and you can attend various celebrations, cultural events, and the annual Christmas market.
Prado National Museum
Right next to the Parque de el Retiro and the Real Jardín Botánico is the Museo Nacional del Prado, one of the largest art museums in Madrid and Spain. The collection consists of more than 7000 images, 5000 drawings, 2000 prints, 2000 conceptual works of art, and 1000 coins and medals.
The Prado in Madrid is best known for its large collection of paintings from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. You will even find the largest collection of Spanish paintings there! The masterpieces are those of El Greco, Goya and Velásquez. In addition, the museum also houses a large collection of Italian and Flemish works by artists such as Caravaggio, Titian, Rubens, and Bosch.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is the second-largest art museum in Madrid. The museum is located in an eighteenth-century hospital and focuses mainly on modern art. In contrast to the Prado, you will find mainly Spanish works from the twentieth century spread over 3 floors.
You can admire works by Miró, Solano, Gris, Tàpies, and Gargallo, among others, but by far the most famous work is Picasso's Guernica, his greatest masterpiece. In addition, there are also many world-famous works by the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí.
La Pecera del Circulo de Bellas Artes has a fantastic terrace, with an even nicer bar. This restaurant is located on one of the busiest streets in Madrid and therefore a bit touristy. However, you should not miss this place, because it is a beautiful place to sit both inside and out. Around the corner is also the entrance to the associated rooftop terrace. From here you have the best view of the city.
Meanwhile, it is clear that Madrid is a beautiful city full of beauty! Would you like to look at it from a different perspective, such as from above? Then you're in luck because in Madrid you will find a lot of cozy roof terraces that offer views over many beautiful highlights! We list a few for you:
This rooftop bar has a beachy and Californian vibe that attracts a lot of young locals. You've come to the right place if you fancy a beautiful sunset with the music of a DJ in the background.
Circulo de Bellas Artes
From this roof terrace, you have a view of many famous places in Madrid. You have a view of the Cibeles square, the Retiro park, the Calle de Alcalá, the Prado... Enjoy a drink and at the same time be amazed!
Casa de Granada
On the roof of an apartment building, you will find the restaurant Casa de Granada with an old-fashioned terrace where you sit among the locals. Here you can enjoy a snack or some typical Spanish or Andalusian dishes, while of course taking in the beautiful view of the center of Madrid.
Business accommodation in Madrid
Located in Madrid's financial district, the NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding features a revolutionary 3D Holographic Telepresentation System and SMART Room System technology for innovative meetings that bring people closer together. There are 27 meeting rooms and the beautiful multimedia LED screen with 'vaulted display' (the largest in Europe) is guaranteed to draw attention to your event. While you are here, comfort is most important. The new luxury VIP rooms and suites in the hotel have a free ironing service and access to the VIP lounge, while our ultra-personalized “Mood Rooms” tailor the room to your mood.
Now that you have found your perfect accommodation for your trip, don´t spend too much on your flight either. Have a look at the best rates for first class and business class tickets to Madrid.