Madrid’s world-famous tapas bars and exclusive shopping opportunities are not the only highlights of Spain’s colourful capital, as the city also boasts a range of fabulous architecture and a thriving, pulsating nightlife. Fantastic museums, such as Museo de América, and a wealth of art galleries such as the world-famous, Museo del Prado, modern art extravaganza, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and the envy of the world, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, all add to the wonderful scene in the capital, as do the impressive grand squares, such as central Plaza Mayor and gardens, such as the exquisite Parque del Retiro.
One of the largest palaces in Europe is located here, the spectacular Palacio Real, as well as El Escorial, a magnificent palace set against a backdrop of the Sierra de Guadarrama. The shopping opportunities in Madrid are not just limited to the wares of Europe’s top designers, such as Adolfo Domínguez, there is also the famous El Rastro market, which is more than 400 years old.
The famous Madrid Carnival is another highlight of this exuberant city, as is the unforgettable New Year’s Eve party around the Puerta del Sol. One thing’s for sure, your trip to Madrid is one you will never forget!