12 places to get to know Barajas very close to Madrid
Trade Fair Institution of Madrid (IFEMA)
IFEMA is considered one of the most important fair organizers in Europe. The most relevant commercial events of the economic sector, conventions, conferences and meetings of Spain are organized here, promoting the image of the city of Madrid to the world.
Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas
Madrid airport is the most outstanding in Spain due to its passengers traffic, air cargo and number of operations. It ranks fifth in the ranking of European airports and 15th in the world due to its passengers traffic (approximately 29 million and a half). It has four terminals (T1, T2, T3 and T4). At the T4 we can find exclusive premises with renowned fashion brands and luxury accessories.
You can move around Madrid in a very fast and safe way on this public transport. Thanks to is 294 km and 301 stations you may travel comfortably to any touristic places you wish to see, being the tube your best ally to get to know the majority of the city.
Park "El Capricho"
This park is located in the Alameda de Osuna quarter and is considered one of the most beautiful in Madrid. It is the only existing garden of Romanticism left in the city. It has a labyrinth of shrubs, the mansion, the dance hall, streams with swans and ducks, and other natural areas that invite you to discover this paradise on earth.
Experience the adventure of flying in a hot air balloon! Here in Spain we have Flying Circus representing Cameron Balloons Ltd from the United Kingdom, recognized manufacturer of hot air balloons worldwide. Aerotours has the largest fleet of balloons and is specialized in group flights, having all the accreditations that guarantee your safety. Do not think about it anymore and discover the historic places of Madrid in a way you will never forget.
Make Floating, Halo Therapy and Thai Massage a part of your vacation in Madrid. Activities like relaxing the mind and enjoying a salty atmosphere can also be included in your visit to the Spanish capital. These experiences will help you to renew yourself and have more energy for all the activities you have scheduled.
Madrid Wine Experience
If Madrid you visited, no doubt good wine you tasted. Take advantage of your stay in the city to visit wine routes, observe majestic landscapes and taste the best Spanish wines.
Plenilunio Shopping Center
We know that shopping should also be part of your Madrid visit, so in the Plenilunio Shopping Center you can find the stores of your favorite brands. Besides you will have an interesting offer of options for entertainment and catering, so you will not waste your time in the city and take good souvenirs with you.
Castle of the Alameda
You definitely cannot leave Madrid without having been in the Alameda or Barajas Castle, one of the few remaining vestiges of 15th century military architecture. It is surrounded by ancient settlements dating from the Bronze Age to the Roman Age, that’s why visiting it is very attractive for art and culture lovers.
In the center of Madrid you will discover its oldest area, where the main streets of the city are located. You can walk through these historic and crowded streets infected with taste for social life. You may also see the most representative elements of Madrid, make purchases of the respective souvenirs and taste the typical gastronomy. Do not forget to try the tapas and the cañas!
Ermita de la Soledad
Our Lady of Solitude is the patroness of Barajas. This small chapel, within a roundabout, dates from the 17th century strong>and has been one of the most visited referents in the district after having lost its independence as a municipality in 1949. We can appreciate in the inside a paradigmatic baroque altarpiece of the Madrid style in the second half of the seventeenth century and the first decades of the eighteenth century.
Plaza de los Hermanos Falcó y Álvarez de Toledo
In this Plaza, considered as the “Plaza Mayor of Barajas”, we find a pleasant urban space in the center of the district. Nearby we also have restaurants at affordable prices where a delicious cuisine such as “paella”, “callos a la madrileña”, and so on can be tasted.