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.
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.
On average, backpacking in Madrid costs about $60 a day.
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.
It’s not necessary to know Spanish
as most people you meet can also speak English.
Don’t be a tacky tourist though, learn some common Spanish phrases before you go.
Spain uses the Euro as their currency. One US dollar is worth approximately €1.04.
Spain is part of the Schnegen Agreement which allows open borders between many European countries.
However, if you're traveling for longer than 90 days, you need to be aware of certain restrictions that may affect your trip.
Do you speak English?
One beer please
Una cerveza por favor