Sitting right in the centre of Spain is the country’s capital, Madrid. Beautifully preserved and restored neighbourhoods retain its classic character. You can visit the Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish royal family, to see the stunning architecture and beautiful landscaping fit for a king. Art lovers must visit the Golden Triangle of Art along the Paseo del Prado, where three of Spain’s finest art museums are located, most famously the Prado Museum, housing art by Goya, El Greco and Diego Velázquez (including his famous Las Meninas). Madrid is also home to the largest bullfighting ring in Spain, Las Ventas.
Of course there’s plenty more to be found in Madrid past the art and culture side. Food and drink are scene stealers in a city at the very core of the Spanish gastronomic revolution. Tapas in temples, feasts at flamencos, there’s never a dull dining moment. You’ll find cocktail bars, clubs, jazz bars, flamenco theatres and more throughout the city, so let yourself get swept up in the buzz of the capital’s nightlife after a long day of sightseeing.