Madrid Vacations

Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures and the status as an economic, financial, administrative and service centre, with a large cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of centuries of exciting history. Madrid's happening nightlife is another major attraction. Its pubs, bars, discos and flamenco clubs have a tremendous atmosphere, while by day there are traditional verbenas (open-air dances), popular festivals or the San Isidro bullfighting festival - rated as the world's most important.

Hotels
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Hotel Ritz Madrid
The Westin Palace, Madrid
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Hotel Unico Madrid
 
Popular Things to Do
  • Plaza Mayor, in the heart of old Madrid. This vast square was once used during the Spanish inquisition, and the prestigious ornate 17th century buildings that overlook it still maintain their elegance.
  • The Palacio Real has to be seen to be believed. It’s enormous! With its 1,000’s of rooms, even a stroll around the outside is impressive enough to pass half the morning.
  • Madrid is famous for its so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ where you can find three of the most impressive Art museums in Spain all within fifteen minutes walking distance of each other. The Reina Sofia boasts a superb collection of 20th century art, and is best known for Picasso’s painting, ‘Guernica’ that depicts the bombing of the town of the same name during the Spanish Civil War.
  • The Prado houses an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures from as far back as the 10th century. There are works of art from a huge number of international artists, and with over 100 paintings from Goya alone it’s well worth a visit. Right next door to the Prado is the Thyssen-Bornemisza, which was once a stunning 18th century palace.