Madrid Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • It’s the third largest city in the EU with 5.8 million people living in the metropolitan area, only London and Berlin are bigger.
  • Madrid is home to one of the world’s greatest art galleries, The Prado Museum.
  • The name Madrid comes from the Arabic Mayrit, meaning a source of water, for the Muslims, this was the Manzanares river.
  • Madrid has the biggest area of green space per capita of any city in the world and the second highest number of trees behind Tokyo.
  • Madrid’s Atocha Railway Station is more like a botanical garden having 4,000 square metres of tropical plants with 500 individual species. The temperature is kept at a constant 24 degrees Celsius.
  • The biggest immigrant group in Madrid are from Ecuador. Over 100,000 of them!

Madrid Mini Guide

Mighty Madrid is the capital of Spain, home to its royal palaces and one of the biggest cities in Europe. It is one of Spain's sexiest cities with a nightlife to die for and arguably the world's most famous football team. Visitors will feel like the fun never stops in Madrid. Literally everyone is catered for.

There are rock bars, chill out cafes, rap venues, salsa and jazz clubs, house and techno parties and a thriving gay scene, while Madrid's February carnival is not to be missed.

Madrid City

The action is so non-stop that many of the young Madrilenos are well known for dancing all night and only stopping home for a shower and a shave before heading back out to work. One of the busiest pick up points for vehicles is also in Madrid.

Despite its interior land location Madrid is ranked among the world's main consumers of seafood and fish. Oysters are readily available throughout the winter months as are all other sorts of crustaceans.

In Madrid there are more bars per square metre than anywhere else in Europe, so there are always plenty of places to go! In general people tend to go to tascas or tavernas after work and then move onto bars as the night wears on. Discos don't even begin to get started until 1am!

Don't forget the cultural side of the city with the world famous Prado Museum. Madrid apparently has more art masterpieces than any other world city.

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Madrid Prado Museum

Latest Update from Madrid:

27/04/12 - If you've come for the cultural side of Madrid you may want to consider following the city's designated 'Art Route' which includes the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia Gallery. The route will take you on an art journey of nearly a thousand years and open your eyes along the way.

07/02/13 - On the 30th March in the historic district of Chinchon, 250 actors will tell the story of Christ's Passion in various locations across the neighbourhood. The performance begins at dusk on Easter Saturday and is a mesmerising and emotional event.

Car Hire Madrid Customer Comments

03/03/2012 - Precio muy barato de Rhino y fácil de libro. Mi novia le gustaba el coche, ya que era su color favorito.

03/03/2012 - Great service – thanks

28/02/2012 - Needed a car last minute for a business trip and booked online – everything went like clockwork and got to my meeting far fresher than if I’d had to use the metro.

22/02/2012 - Can’t fault the service or price

19/02/2012 - We got a puncture within minutes of leaving the car rental office and struggled to get the wheel changed. Wasted nearly half a day.

17/02/2012 - Madrid was fabulous but then so was our car. Thanks for the great service Rhino!

13/02/2012 - Never posted a comment on a website before but the Live Chat lady was so helpful and the prices were as good as promised

12/02/2012 - Madrid was excellent and the car really helped on times although Spanish drivers made the journeys a little hairy on times!

05/02/2012 - First time with Rhino – won’t be the last!

20/07/2011 - Centaur are a very efficient company but appear limited to a certain area of Spain. I would like it if they expanded to other areas and perhaps Portugal and France.

19/07/2011 - Had a business conference to attend so sadly did not see much of Madrid. It was very hot indeed though so was glad of the air conditioning in the car.

07/07/2011 - Went for 2 weeks to visit my family in Madrid, had a lovely time - was very hot though, it suits me but might not suit everyone!

12/06/2011 - Very nice holiday, plenty to see and do.

Driving in Madrid

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Car Hire Madrid Customer Comments:

Decided to hire a car for a few days to get out of Madrid. Car never let us down and the air-con was bliss.

Mr & Mrs Edwards - UK
03/04/2012 00:00 AM

Always wanted to see the Prado in Madrid so the short break was a dream come true. We forgot to check the car was automatic until the day before we flew but Rhino helpfully changed our reservation without any extra costs.

A Ballard - UK
22/03/2012 00:00 AM

Usually have the problem of finding a garage near the rental depot to get filled up but this time it was already filled for us. Saved us loads of time and worry. Cheers Rhino.

Mohammad - UK
17/03/2012 00:00 AM

Wanted a diesel but was given a petrol car and then they had no diesels left in Madrid, just made the trip a bit more expensive.

Tim & Joan - USA
15/03/2012 00:00 AM is now saved as a favourite on my laptop – says it all!

O Rees - UK
04/03/2012 00:00 AM

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Madrid’s a big city with a lot to explore. Getting around is a lot easier with car rental from Rhino. We can arrange for a pick up in the city centre and you’ll soon be on your way to see the sights. Book online before your trip and you’ll discover how we offer quality vehicles at exceptional prices starting from as little as £16.50 a day, all inclusive.

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