Madrid is not just a city, it is a large European capital, with a population of more than 4 million people in the central area and more than 5 million people in the suburbs. People come to Madrid not only for tourism, but also to experience the capital of Spain with extremely lively nightlife, culture, “Royal” brand lifestyle and architectural works.
As a city in southwestern Europe, near the Mediterranean Sea, the weather in Madrid is hotter than the rest of Europe. In the summer of July, August was the peak heat of Madrid, but still much more comfortable than the hot and humid style of Vietnam. The humidity here is low so it is not too harsh, you should spend time to Madrid in the month of April or September, October is beautiful. Winter in Madrid is also very cold, snow covered many roads in the city. Going to Madrid at this time does not seem very reasonable.
A 3-4 day trip for backpackers is beautiful, visiting some museums, the Bernabeu stadium and especially making a day-trip to the surrounding areas, it will be a great experience. Memorable experience with anyone.
Taxis in Madrid have a lot, but you try to find companies that have registered to avoid private cars, ask them to turn on the speedometer. Taxi prices from the airport to the city center fluctuate around € 30 depending on the level of traffic, you should avoid peak hours.
Metro line 8 will take you into the city, to the end you can change the line to line 6 or 10 at the Nuevos Ministerios point to return to the hotel you have reserved. Please note that Metro Nuevos Ministerios station will have an elevator or escalator for you to go and transfer trains. Coming here, besides going to Metro, you can choose to the bus.
Exiting from Nuevos Ministerios station and walk a bit to Paseo de Castellana and you will see a bus stop, take the south bus number 14 or 27 to Atocha. Usually small Metro stations will not have an elevator and you will have to be careful with your bulky luggage.