Things To Do Near Airport in Madrid

Barajas international airport is located in northeast Madrid. Nearby hotels cater to business travelers while the surrounding residential neighborhoods are really quite tranquil. In contrast to Madrid's downtown core, the area near Barajas airport has no major tourist sights, but the area does contain its own unique attractions for families and business travelers alike.

Our favorite thing to do near Barajas airport is to explore the romantic El Capricho de Alameda de Osuna park. It is an idyllic refuge of lawns; separate English, French, and Italian style gardens; fountains; sculptures; and a summer palace, as El Capricho park was originally built in the 18th century for a Spanish noble family. See if you can locate the labyrinth of laurel trees. Be aware, however, that the park is only open on the weekends.

The Feria de Madrid, more popularly known as IFEMA, is a large complex of modern exhibition halls. The facilities are top notch and host a full calendar of trade shows, conferences, and large-scale exhibits. Some of the events are designed for sector professionals only while others are open to the general public. Make sure you check their website in advance.

The Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid is well known as a once influential cultural institution and the former student residence of Spanish greats Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Federico García Lorca, Miguel Hernández, and Severo Ochoa. The historic building currently organizes a variety of cultural exhibitions and events.

Parque El Capricho

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Avenida de la Alameda de Osuna
Paseo de la Alameda de Osuna

Charming aristocratic landscape... read more

Feria de Madrid (IFEMA), Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I

10 Avenida del Partenón

Modern Trade Fair Center... read more

Residencia de Estudiantes

Calle de Pinar del Rey 21-23

Student lodgings used by Dalí... read more

Parque Juan Carlos I

Glorieta Hamburgo

A large park with lots of activities... read more

Cementerio de la Almudena

Avenida de Daroca 90

Biggest Cemetery... read more

Campo de Golf: Club de Golf Olivar de la Hinojosa

Vía Dublín
Campo de las Naciones

Affordable golf course... read more

Museo Lázaro Galdiano

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Serrano 122

Magnificent Work of Art... read more

Museo de Ciencias Naturales

José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2

Fine collection of animals and minerals... read more

Sport Hielo

Calle de Silvano 77

A place for fun on ice... read more


Calle Aracne, s/n. Polígono Empresarial Las Mercedes
Avenida Aragón s/n, Glorieta Eisenhower, Poligono de las Mercedes

Shopping mall and entertainment center in northeastern Madrid... read more
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