GOLF TOURISM ALIVE AND WELL IN MADRID
In addition to being a reference tourist destination in Spain, in Madrid your clients can also enjoy golf with a wide range of golf courses throughout the community, which have great designers (Jack Nicklaus, Robert Von Hagge, Jose María Olazábal, Javier Arana and Seve Ballesteros). Golf courses in Madrid have hosted major European Tour Events (Spanish Open of the DP World Tour, Madrid Masters of the DP World Tour, Challenge Tour Events, Ladies European Tour Events and World Cup of Golf).
As regards the tourism offer, Madrid has five World Heritage Sites (UNESCO) (Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, University and historic center of Alcalá de Henares, Royal Palace and Gardens of Aranjuez, The Hayedo de Montejo and Landscape of Light). It has 35 five stars hotels, 29 Michelin Stars, 55 wineries in its Region and six wine routes. In addition, more than 20 wineries have guided tours with wine tasting. In fact, it’s number one destination for major congresses in Spain and the first meetings tourism destination in Spain.
Madrid has been the winner for four consecutive years of the Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination category of the prestigious World Travel Awards. Moreover, it is also a fantastic city for nature escapes with nine Protected Natural Areas, two Biosphere Reserves, Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, three Regional Parks and several protected spaces together with more than 450 kms. of cycling routes (Ciclamadrid, the cycling routes of the Greater Madrid).
Finally, Madrid provides a taste of the world best lifestyle with Tablaos Flamencos of Greater Madrid, historic trains like “The Strawberry Train” between Madrid and Aranjuez, Real Madrid & Atlético de Madrid Football Stadiums and Museums and a great Shopping offer (Serrano Street, las Rozas Village, Gran Vía Street, The Rastro Market, Galería Canalejas, Wow, El Corte Inglés and so on).