Before You Go
When You Are There
Offices to Serve You Abroad
Madrid : 1pm
Germany : 1pm
USA (NY) : 7am
Netherlands : 1pm
France : 1pm
EMERGENCY NUMBERS POLICE 091 (National). 092 (Madrid)
AMBULANCE 061 or 91 479 93 61
RED CROSS 91 522 22 22
MISCELLANEOUS DRIVE ON THE RIGHT
TOILETS FREE CONSULATES Netherlands 91 359 09 14
France 91 700 78 00
USA 91 587 22 00
UK 91 308 52 01
Germany 91 557 90 00
PHOTOGRAPHY What to photograph: The narrow streets in old Madrid, grand buildings and the Retiro Park. The Cibeles fountain with the post office behind is a classic Madrid scene.
When to photograph: Mornings and late afternoons are best since the strong midday sun flattens perspective and washes out colours.
Where to buy film: branches of VIPs shops and Corte Inglés (department stores) carry a wide range of film and camera batteries.
WHEN DEPARTING Check the time of your return flight the day before departure. In 1999 Line 8 was extended to the airport, which now has its own Metro station. But, whether getting to the airport by car or Metro, allow extra time if you are travelling during the morning or afternoon rush hours.