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Spain’s capital city of Madrid is one of the liveliest and most vibrant cities in all of Europe. Here you can find something to please just about every type of traveller, including awe-inspiring art galleries and museums, fascinating historical buildings, excellent shopping, incredible food, and nightclubs and bars that are packed to the rafters every night of the week. There are many reasons why Madrid constantly tops the lists of traveller’s favourite cities to visit in the world.
What to see and do in Madrid
It would be a shame to visit Madrid and not make a trip to the Museo del Prado. This world-famous art gallery is home to 7,000 pieces of artwork, 1,500 of which are on display at any given time. The highlights of the museum are the masterpieces of Goya, Velazquez, and El Greco. Visitors to the Museo del Prado can spend hours perusing treasured works by some of Spain’s most revered artists, as well as pieces by artistic geniuses from abroad.
Spain has definitely made its mark on the culinary world, and Madrid is no exception. The capital city is one of the best places for travellers to sample dishes from around the country. Most visitors on a holiday to Madrid start their gourmet journey at the tapas bars in the La Latina district. Here you can sample tasty small plates of cured meats, olives, cheeses, tortillas, seafood, and fried potatoes over a glass or two of fruity or dry Spanish wine.
Travellers looking for exciting nightlife options will not be disappointed in festive Madrid. The city has more bars than any other city on the planet, so it is easy to find a welcoming tavern, chic wine bar, groovy jazz lounge, or frenetic nightclub or disco where you can hit the dance floor until the early hours of the morning with other like-minded revellers. Madrid also has an excellent live music scene with talented bands and DJs performing nightly across the city.
When it comes to planning a holiday to Madrid, the options are truly endless. At guesthotels.co.uk we make it easy for you to find and book hotels, and transportation with our easy to use search function. Let us help you plan and save on your next holiday to dynamic Madrid.
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