Madrid-Barajas Airport is one of the best (and busiest!) airports in Europe. While its official name has been Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas since 2014, it is still commonly known as Madrid-Barajas. Located northeast of Madrid it is only 12 kilometres from Madrid city centre, or a short 20-minute drive, making it extremely accessible to visitors.\nOpened in 1928, it was the first airport in Spain, and has grown to become one of Europe’s main transport hubs. An enormous 7,500 acres, it is the largest physical airport in Europe along with Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport. Condé Nast Traveller Reader Awards voted Madrid-Barajas airport as the best in the world in 2008.