When it comes to vacation rentals in Spain, the resorts along the Mediterranean coast are popular. However, Spain’s capital also has plenty to see and do, and renting a house or apartment is an affordable way to enjoy one of Europe’s most elegant cities. A vacation rental also saves you money as you can cook your own meals, although eating out a few times is part of any vacation. Madrid is home to around 140 museums and galleries, although not to be missed is the Prado, one of Europe’s greatest treasure houses. Other sights include the city’s main square, the Plaza Mayor; the huge 19th century El Retiro park, the 2,000 room Royal Palace, and the stylish shops and restaurants of the Gran Via. Like other European cities, Madrid has an extensive network of buses and trams, making it easy to get anywhere in the city.