Madrid is a fantastic destination for a city break, oozing with history and culture. Wander through this incredible city, discover the latest exhibitions in the National Museum and explore the La Latina neighbourhood.
Explore some of the 7,000 works of art from the 12th to the 19th centuries
in the Museo del Prado and see the work of Goya, El Greco, da Ribera and Velázquez, in what is inarguably the best collection of Spanish paintings in the world.The beautiful Retiro Park is perfect for a day in the sunshine
or for a relaxing stroll at the end of the day. As the sun sets, you'll find a wealth of tapas bars in the local area opening their doors - try traditional Spanish meats, cheeses and breads along with your beer, wine or sherry.
If you find yourself out as late as 2am, wander over to the vibrant Mercado de San Miguel
, showcasing an extraordinary array of market foods and now a popular nightspot where locals gather to enjoy drinks, tapas and even watch a concert.
Other interesting areas are Gran Vía
with its cinemas and theatres, the traditional central square Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace
, and the elegant, exclusive Salamanca quarter
, where the main boutiques are located.