Become captivated by style and beauty in Madrid. Get a taste of urban fashion at the boutique stalls that line the enchanting backstreets, check out works by the city’s famous sons Goya and Velázquez at the Golden Triangle of Art, and then relax with a café con leche in the Plaza Mayor. Don’t leave without trying chocolate and churros at San Ginés, the most famous in all of Madrid.
Madrid offers a gorgeous café culture lifestyle with its lively squares, winding streets, and lush green parks. This free-spirited city inspires creativity and relaxation in equal amounts, making it a must-see city break this year.
Madrid is bursting with independent designers and vintage boutiques. Discover charming shops packed with character throughout the city or tempt yourself with some tapas and a splash of wine at Mercad de San Migual, the local culinary market, where food specialists will dazzle you with an array of fresh gourmet Spanish food.
This cheap city break has an endless and exciting night life. Madrid will always have somewhere for you to liven your evening up with a quick, or maybe not so quick, drink. The bars in Madrid don’t normally get busy until after 11pm, and with clubs opening their doors at midnight. Shoko, El Sol and Fabrik are great for dancing.
Take advantage of a marriage made in heaven at J&J Coffee and Books. This tranquil location offers the harmonious combination of a good book and superb coffee. Or venture out and explore quiet green parks spotted throughout the city. While in Retiro Park take some time to visit the shimmering Palacio de Cristal overlooking a magnificent lake. What more could you ask of a last minute city break?
Stand in front of modern masterpieces from Picasso, Bunuel, Dali and many more at Reina Sofia. This holiday away also allows you to delve further back in time at The Prado where Goya, Rubens and Murillo have made the walls their home.
Madrid is packed with fares and events all month round. One of the highlights of these is the Mercado Central de Diseno. Showcasing the future of fashion, this monthly event allows up-and-coming artists and designers to showcase their groundbreaking creations as they launch themselves into the industry.