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Madrid

The capital of Spain is a vibrant, cultural city

Madrid is called the world’s biggest village, because the compact medieval city surrounding Puerta Del Sol, at the same time is Cosmopolitic like no other European capital, but still is cozy and has the feeling of personal welcome.

The locals often says that “only the sky is above Madrid” because it is one of the highest capitals in Europe and because they values their city and the cultural heritage greatly.

Madrid offers a variety of interesting opportunities

From the pulsating shopping street, Calle Preciados, to the many lovely restaurants at Plaza Mayor, where the Spanish sun can fully enjoyed. In addition, is the many historic plazas and streets; among them is Plaza de Santa Ana and the writer’s quarter Barrio de las Letras, where you will find beautiful historic buildings, great restaurants and vine bars.

When the night comes, the locals meet up at the many tapas bars in Latinas crooked streets, before the trips ends up in the many music places where you can experience the real flamenco dancing.

When it comes to art, Madrid has few competitors. The golden museum triangle with the Museo del Prado, that attracs more visitors than any other museum in Spain. The massive private art Collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza and the contemporary masterpieces in the Reina Sofia Museum is in a league of its own.

For the sports interested, the Bernabéu stadium offers world class football experiences with the home team Real Madrid, and the Vicente Calderón where Atlético Madrid has the home court advantage. Madrid is one of only four cities in Europe to contain two 5 stars UEFA stadiums, and is without a doubt a sight to see.

Madrid also has the largest bullfighting arena in Spain – Las Ventas. The arena was built in 1929, it is known to be the world capital of bullfighting and seats almost 25.000 spectators. The Bullfighting season is from March to October, and besides the holydays, offers bullfighting shows every Sunday in the season.  

Excursions from Madrid

Are you visiting Madrid for more than a few days, it is recomended to visit some of the many exiting tows outside Madrid. Within one hour drive the towns of Avilla, Segovia, Toledo and Araniuez can be explored. In addition, you can visit the wine region Vinos de Madrid, where several new winemakers have improved the quality of the area's wine significantly. Among them Raul Pérez, the enologist at Bernabeleva, that produce a variety of excellent wines.
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