From its world-class museums and globally renowned cultural landmarks to its vibrant city life and booming food scene, Spain’s capital offers everything to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Here’s what not to miss during your stay in La Villa y Corte.

From Old…

Few cities compare to Madrid in terms of historical and cultural landmarks. The world-renowned Prado museum, which houses works of art by masters such as Goya and Velázquez and is also home to iconic paintings such as Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, is only one of the shining stars of the city. Head to the Reina Sofía Museum to admire Picasso’s Guernica, as well as works by Miró and Dalí, or to the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum for some quality time with Caravaggio, Gauguin, Cézanne and Van Gogh’s bodies of work.

For a deeper dive into Madrid’s historical treasures, don’t miss the Gallery of Royal Collections, where centuries of royal artifacts and artworks are on display, offering a fascinating glimpse into Spain’s regal past.

Still hungry for more? Stay in the Paseo del Prado area to explore more historical and cultural gems, such as the Royal Botanical Gardens, and stroll around The Landscape of Light to find smaller museums.

Prado Museum – Madrid Destino

…to New

The party never stops in Madrid. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant nightlife. Wander along Gran Vía for a drink on a terrace—the Círculo de Bellas Artes and Thompson Hotel rooftops offer spectacular views—or, for a typically local experience that you won’t ever forget, make a reservation at El Corral de la Morería, the only flamenco spot that is also a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Whether you’re into cocktails, craft beers, or local wines, Madrid’s bar scene caters to every taste and preference. Don’t miss out on a visit to Salmón Gurú, where an eclectic mix of innovative cocktails and a charming retro ambiance awaits!

Ready to rest and recharge? Settle down for some well-needed R&R at one of the luxury hotels in the city, such as the stunningly elegant Hotel Montera Madrid, Curio Collection by Hilton, which recently opened a few steps away from Gran Vía; or the hedonistic Bless Collection Hotels, which aims to appeal to all the senses.

San Miguel Market – Madrid Destino

And since you can’t fully experience a place without trying its food, make sure to enjoy some local gastronomy before you leave Madrid. From traditional tapas bars to avant-garde dining experiences, the city offers multiple options, but no place will offer the full breadth of local delicacies that the San Miguel and San Antón markets will. Enjoy!

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