Madrid is a beguiling city, whose sheer energy creates a wonderful atmosphere. Madrid may lack the cachet of Paris, or the monumental history of Rome. The modern masterpieces of Barcelona, but its grand architectural history creates a glorious backdrop. Madrid’s medieval mansions and royal palaces, contrast with glorious Spanish contemporary architecture.
Few cities boast an artistic pedigree quite as pure as Madrid’s. Art lovers return here just to take it wonderful treasures on show. Spanish painters such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró, hang on the city’s world class galleries. The main museums include the Museo del Prado, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
The city has embraced the creativity and innovation of the Spanish gastronomic revolution. There is a balance of new coupled with a passion for the traditions of Spanish cooking. The conviviality of the eating experience welcomes a variety of food from every Spanish region. You can choose eating tapas in sleek temples, or sit-down meals beneath centuries old vaulted ceilings. Eating in Madrid is a genuine pleasure.
Madrid nights are the stuff of legend and the perfect complement to the more sedate charms of fine arts or fine dining. The city may have more bars than any other city on earth. A collection of cocktail bars and nightclubs, combine a hint of glamour with non-stop action. But that only goes some way to explaining the appeal of after dark Madrid.