Madrid Backpack Guide

Popular Questions

How many days should I visit Madrid for?
The question that really has no answer. Some people will want to spend the rest of their lives here.
For first time visitors, anywhere from 5-7 days is enough to take in the city and go on a few day trips.
When's the best time to visit Madrid?
Madrid attracts alot of visitors each year especially during the summer months. Try to visit Madrid either in the spring or fall for lower travel rates and significantly shorter lines at attractions.
How much does Madrid cost?
On average, backpacking in Madrid costs about $60 a day.
Is it safe to visit Madrid?
For the most part, Madrid is safe to visit. However, as with most big cities, pickpockets can be a problem, so be extra cautious when in touristy areas.
Do I need to know Spanish?
It’s not necessary to know Spanish as most people you meet will speak English.
Don’t be a tacky tourist though, learn some common Spanish phrases before you go.
What currency does Spain use?
Spain uses the Euro as their currency.  One US dollar is worth about €0.92.
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Spanish Food

Tapas
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Spanish phrases for traveling

Hello
Hola
How are you?
¿Cómo estás?
My name is...
Me llamo…
Do you speak English?
¿Habla inglés?
One beer please
Una cerveza por favor
Help
Ayuda
Thank you
Gracias
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