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Visit Spain’s capital city in a Madrid motorhome rental
Known for its extravagant and expansive boulevards, intricately detailed parks, and vast collections of European art, Madrid is certainly one of Europe’s must-see cultural and artistic hubs. But there’s more to this city than just it’s beautiful public spaces and rich artistic culture. It is also home to some of Spain’s most interesting museums, important historical buildings, and other points of interest reflecting the importance of the renaissance period. With a campervan from GoSee handy, you can explore all that Madrid has to offer from the comfort of your campervan.
Where to stay with your campervan hire
Madrid offers plenty of great campgrounds for all budgets and types of travellers. Whether you are a solo, duo, or group, you’ll find something to suit you in the list below:
The idyllic surroundings and geographical location of this park make it the perfect base for a Madrid holiday. It is also the only campground located within the city limits.
Bungalows Camping Alpha Madrid
A great budget option that sits just outside of the main city and close to the airport. It packs superb value with a small pool and terrace on offer, and a shop where you can get daily essentials and other things you’ll want for your travels.
Camping El Escorial
A large holiday site, this park is perfect for solo travellers looking to meet others. It has a supermarket for all your daily shopping needs, and a swimming pool that is open all summer. It also features many great sports facilities.
Camping Soto del Castilla
The ideal option for those wanting a quieter stay, this camp is over 50km from Madrid. It is on the more luxurious side while moderately priced, with well-kept grounds sitting near the banks of a river.
Camping tips for your Spanish adventure
Make the most of your motor home rental and your trip to Madrid with these tips and tricks:
Check if your campsite has a curfew so that you aren’t locked out or can’t set up after hours. Not much you can do after the clock stroke the exact time.
Make sure you know when public transport ends for the night.
Keep a close eye on your pockets, and keep valuables safe—unlike Alicante, Madrid is a bustling city.
Brush up on your Spanish basics, or make sure you can translate with your phone online if you can—some restaurants only offer menus in Spanish. The Spanish name of the ciudad (city) or a listed attraction Patrimonio de la Humanidad (World Heritage Site) can help you get far.
Get used to napping in the afternoon, or adventuring through later hours, because thanks to the “siesta”, meal times are generally: breakfast at 9am, lunch at 2pm and dinner at 9pm.
Many shops stay open until much later than in other countries because of their midday napping hours.
What to see and do in Madrid
As the capital city of Spain, the pressure is on for Madrid to impress, and it doesn’t fall short. While having a campervan hire in Malaga means seeing beautiful beaches, Madrid offers fascinating museums, markets, nature, and other cultural points of interest.
Last but not least, Madrid also has a bustling nightlife rivalling that of Barcelona. It’s many famed clubs, bars and restaurants are nestled throughout the city’s many unique neighbourhoods and winding, adventurous streets.
Here are just a few of our favourites we recommend you check out on your RV rental Madrid trip.
Culture & Art
- Museo Nacional Del Prado - A world-class art museum featuring vast collections of European art
- Temple of Debod - A stunning reconstructed ancient Egyptian temple
- Plaza Mayor - Madrid’s gorgeous main square
- Royal Palace of Madrid - A breathtaking palace, armory and garden
- Catedral de la Almudena - A magnificent Catholic cathedral
Markets & Shopping
- Calle Gran Via - A go-to shopping & dining street
- Saint Michael Market - A local treasure and indoor gastronomic market
- Serrano - a trendy upmarket area featuring high street brands and stores
- Las Rozas Village - an outlet shopping center with many well-known brands
- Saint Ferdinand Market - A grand indoor marketplace with food & shops
Food & Nightlife
- Planet Club - Madrid’s most famous club and high-energy night destination
- 1862 Dry Bar - Often cited as one of the best bars in Europe
- El miniBAR - A local favorite boasting Spain’s famous tapas cuisine
- CEBO - A high end modern Mediterranean dining experience
- Calle de las Huertas - A bustling street filled with tapas places and literary sites
- Museo de Cera - Look out Madame Tussaud…this is Spain's own wax museum
- El Retiro Lake - A boating lake which attracts millions of tourists each year
- Sabatini Garden - A landscaped royal garden hosting many types of events
- Parque de Atracciones de Madrid - A local amusement park filled with rides
Once you’ve explored Spain's capital on your motorhome rental Madrid, golden beaches and the world-famous Guggenheim museum in Bilbao are next on the list.
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What age regulations apply to the renting of a motorhome?
In most cases, you need to be at least 21 years old to hire a campervan in Spain. You can find out this information by beginning the booking process through GoSee, as all insurance options are usually outlined on the booking page.
What regulations apply to additional drivers?
While every motorhome hire Madrid company is different, most companies charge for additional drivers listed on the rental booking. You can verify this during your booking process through GoSee, just fill out each item in the search widget as accurate as possible.
What driving license regulations apply to the renting of a camper van?
At bare minimum, you need to have your full driver’s license (international license if required) to be able to hire a camper van or autocaravana.
Do I need to clean and wash the vehicle after the rental?
The rental motorhomes or autocaravanas should be returned in an acceptable state, ideally as clean as they were when you picked them up. Some companies will charge a cleaning fee for campervans that are returned in an overly messy or disheveled state.
Is there a minimum term of lease for renting a motorhome?
Most rental companies require you to hire for a minimum of one or two nights. You can verify this by checking directly on the companies page, or in the booking page when looking for the best Madrid motorhome rental deals through GoSee.
What documents are needed for the pick up and how long does it take?
At bare minimum, to hire a campervan Madrid you need to have your driver’s license (international license if required), a valid credit card to cover all costs of your booking, and your booking confirmation (either printed or in your phone). Any other documentation required will be stated in the booking confirmation. After that, pick up should take no longer than 15-30 minutes to finalize all details. Then you’re on your way!
Should I set up my own insurance policy?
Most rental companies offer their own insurance policy with rentals, which cover damages and other cases where you would want to be insured. You can verify the insurance policy details, and whether they are offered in the process of booking through GoSee.
Are pets allowed in a motorhome?
Some rental companies forbid pets from traveling in campervans, but most allow it. Double-check by reading the terms and conditions for the rental motorhomes.
Is there a limit on daily kilometers?
You can drive your campervan rental Madrid as much as you’d like to, as long as it is safe for you to do so.
What are the cancellation terms?
Some camper rental companies impose a cancellation fee of varying degrees depending on how far before your booking you cancel. Others offer free cancellations within certain time periods. We send all important details to the email address you submitted during the booking process, including about cancellation.