Sedate by day, vivacious by night, Madrid is a beguiling city. A place that lives life to the full and understands the importance of tradition and also of today.
Prepare to be dazzled with art and architecture. Start with the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza for Picasso, Miro, Dali, Goya, Velazquez and other European masters.
Meander about the historic centre’s narrow streets full of charm. Take a tour of the Royal Palace and its banqueting halls and lavish suites. Look out for medieval mansions and gorgeous old churches.
If you’re not here for art, then it’s for food. Madrid’s culinary creations will take you on a journey, a feast for the senses. From rich, regional dishes and tasty tapas in centuries-old taverns to exciting, inventive recipes designed by top-name chefs.
Loud music bars, cosy cava bars, swish cocktail bars – bars of all kinds, everywhere you go. Madrid stays up late and dances until dawn.
What else? A tour of Real Madrid’s football stadium. Green, leafy spaces like the Botanic Garden and Retiro Park. El Rastro flea market, designer shops and lots more.
For a culture-rich city break with fantastic food and atmosphere, try Madrid!