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Capital City of Spain and full of Spanish spirit, the city of Madrid is buzzing with life and whether you go for the tapas, the nightlife, bustling squares, cultured museums or the boulevards of shops, this city will see you leave still wanting more! Madrid offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy an exciting and varied city break and here’s why.
Being the largest city in Spain, many first time visitors to Madrid take a city tour in order to get their bearings and plan how to spend the remainder of their stay. A popular option is the hop on-hop off bus service, but the more adventurous might like to take a guided tour by Segway.
Despite being large city, Madrid is blessed with El Retiro park with over 15,000 trees and green spaces where you can relax and catch your breath. The park used to be a hangout for the Spanish Royal family, now the most popular attraction is the central pond with rowing boats available to hire.
In Madrid, traditional narrow streets are complimented by large grand buildings and boulevards. In one day you can go from the little streets in La Latina that host El Restro flea market to the manicured gardens of the palace or the intricacy of the painting on the Casa de Panadería in the 16th Century Plaza Mayor. Also famed for its art galleries, two of the most popular are the Prado museum, often considered Spanish national art museum, and the more modern Reina Sofia museum.
There are many foods traditionally associated with Madird. One of the finest is the calamari sandwich which is best enjoyed under the arches of the Plaza Mayor in the heart of the city as you watch the world go by. Or if you have a sweeter tooth then head to the famous, and deservedly so, Chocolateria San Gines where you can sample the traditional thick hot chocolate with sugary churros to dip.
However tapas is at the heart of the Madrileṅan food culture, there is no shortage of beautifully tiled traditional tapas bars to sit and chat over a local Mahou beer. However if you want to really experience the food scene at it’s liveliest and most varied, we recommend a trip to the Mercado de San Miguel, a beautiful 20th century covered market turned into a culinary experience of 33 stalls serving tapas, fresh foods and local drinks.
4 night inclusive break
10TH NOVEMBER SUBJECT TO DEMAND
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