The 6.5 million Madrileno (that’s what the people here call themselves) Spanish capital Madrid hits a lot of tourism bull’s-eyes: architecture, nightlife, food, sport and culture. Madrid has so much personality it’s like a mini-country with its own distinct identity. When the question arises about arts and culture, Madrid is not far behind. Be it Msueo del Prado or the Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid has proved its strong relation with the field of art. Take a ride on Madrid Cable Car to take a closer look on the beautiful heritage of Madrid from high above the land. Be ready with your camera as you might come across many moments which deserve to be captured.
History says that the Spanish Royal family greatly influenced Madrid’s growth and looks, as did Franco’s rule. Though cosmopolitan has influenced in the modernism of the city, Madrid still holds on it’s root. Wander around the city and you will see ancient red-tile rooftop buildings standing strong behind a trendy shop. This shows Madrid has still managed to hold both past and present.
Madrid is often called Spain’s party town and this is because there are events and festivals in Madrid held all year round – and this isn’t just to draw in tourists. The locals really do love their celebrations. For shopaholicas, place like Gran Via let you visit the latest fashion of Spain.
It’s divided into neighbourhoods, some of which are tourist traps and others are tourist heaven, for example, Lavapies, Gran Via, Masalena, Moncloa, Salamanca, La Latina and Chueca. Within these neighborhoods, you’ll discover very particular kinds of pleasures (Chueca is Mardrid’s LGBT central). Each one of you should visit Madrid at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Madrid.