The capital of Spain is a unique and fantastic location, allowing you to visit an encapsulating part of Spanish society. Come and enjoy everything from the Museo Reina Sofia to the Buen Retiro Park, or take a short trip out to smaller surrounding cities such as Toledo, Avila and Segovia. You don’t need to be a first time visitor to Spain, we can make sure that your time spent in the capital can allow you to do what you want and skip what you might have seen before; from visiting the rich tapestry of educational venues and seeing the awe-inspiring architecture to sampling the electric nightlife of Europe’s most memorable capital. Whether it is a night spent looking across the Madrid skyline from a rooftop bar to hitting up the extravagant shopping opportunities available, there is a wide and varied range of activities to be enjoyed across the capital!
Possibly the most beautiful of the many grand squares in Madrid is the Plaza de Cibeles. At its center is the Fuente de las Cibeles.
Madrid is like a jigsaw puzzle where visitors and locals alike must fit in the neighbourhoods to create the whole picture! The majestic Royal Palace and the bustling atmosphere of the Plaza Mayor and its surrounding are some of the highlights of Austrias, Madrid’s oldest neighbourhood. Within walking distance, you’ll find yourself on the same streets where some of the giants of the Golden Age of Spanish Literature lived. Cervantes, Lopez de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Quevedo are among the authors who called Barrio de las Letras (Literary Quarter) home. Continuing on foot, you will reach Paseo del Arte, also known as the Golden Triangle of Art, along this 2-kilometre stretch you will be able to admire some of the most incredible artwork ever created. The Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia National Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza are the highlights of this unique and unforgettable route. If exploring and experiencing the culture and history that helps define Madrid is your mission, then you will be glad to know that this is only the beginning, our top picks for a short and rather cultural oriented city visit.
Statue of Velazquez at the Prado Museum – Madrid
Spain’s capital city has plenty more to offer, and if you are interested in luxury shopping (Golden Mile), Michelin-starred restaurants and the most stylish nightlife, then a visit to Barrio de Salamanca is a must. Historically, Salamanca has been a residential area inhabited mainly by Spain’s financial and political elite. In Madrid, we always find a way to please the most discerning travellers, and if you are after a ‘down to earth’ look into the Madrilenians lifestyle then Malasaña, with its bohemian and hipster urbanities, vintage looks and underground culture is one of our top recommendations. The nearby neighbourhood of Chueca is famous for its high-spirited atmosphere and lively nightlife scene with art and history contributing to it being a famous tourist attraction. Some say that Chueca never goes out of fashion and with its shops, culture, fine food and latest trends it is a place where you will always feel welcomed. Another must-see in our list of iconic neighbourhoods is La Latina. Sitting right in the heart of Madrid this irregularly laid-out area of narrow streets that almost always seem to lead to square holds a reputation for having one of the liveliest and best atmospheres in the city. La Latina is home to modern bars and traditional taverns alike and, above all, it is the perfect spot to have your fix of bite-size Spanish food, the world renowned ‘tapas’.
Gran Via at night -Madrid
The city is continuously evolving, and regardless of when you visit, you will always experience something new. Art galleries and temporary exhibitions; new rooftop bars and yet another Michelin-starred restaurant; an old building turned into an elegant dining venue and cocktail bar where old-classic movies are screened in a private cinema; to famous private clubs with live entertainment, this is only scratching the surface of what is on offer…in Madrid you will feel like time is the only thing lacking, everything else is guaranteed!
Madrid might not officially hold the title of the city that never sleeps, but it can definitely give New York a run for its money. Like Ernest Hemingway once said, “Nobody goes to bed in Madrid till they have killed the night”. We encourage you to visit us and discover the wonders of this magnificent city; we promise you’ll leave knowing you’ve found a place that you will return to time after time….