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Boasting world-class art museums, two premier futbol teams, and the capital of Spain, Madrid truly is a phenomenal city. Some Spaniards claim that Madrilenos look down on the rest of Spain. If they do, it’s not without reason. Major attractions include the “Golden Triangle of Art,” including the Prado, which contain famous works by Picasso, Dali, and Velazquez, the Parque del Buen Retiro, a park sometimes referred to as the “lungs of Madrid,” the Royal Palace, and the Plaza Mayor. Although the Plaza isn't the biggest in Spain (that title goes to the plaza in Salamanca), it certainly is the most famous, having held numerous events throughout history from Inquisition trials to more recent headline concerts. Madrid has a highly efficient metro ... Read more
system that allows visitors to move around the city quickly, providing visitors with a good way to see the sights. Visitors also enjoy visiting Santiago Bernabeu stadium to watch the world famous Real Madrid football squad take the field. Once the sun goes down, there is a multitude of things to do with the legendary Spanish nightlife at your fingertips. Food in Madrid is decidedly Spanish; that is, lots of jamon, bread, soup, fried fish, and potatoes. Hotels and hostels are abundant in Madrid, with some of the most famous lying in the Gran Via-Sol area of the city. Madrid is a bastion of Spanish tradition and culture, making it a fantastic place to visit.
Summer in Spain's capital is hot and crowded, and winter is too cold to be able to dine in the outdoor terrazas. However, both spring and fall represent a sweet spot in Madrid's calendar. May and late September/early October, in particular, usually have plenty of warm days, perfect for dining al fresco without the swarms of backpackers. The city's packed cultural calendar means there will always be something going on, no matter when you go. If you'd like to be in town for one of the bigger festivals, try Three Kings in January, San Isidro celebrating Madrid's patron saint in May, and the Autumn Festival in October.
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Barcelona, Spain

One of the best places in spain. Lots of cultural places and good food to try.

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Quezon City, Philippines

Spain's vibrant capital. It has its own distinct charm. The food is great as is everywhere in Spain. It's a city of beautiful people. And Prado Museum is its biggest attraction for me.

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Lisbon, Portugal

nice and historical catholic place to go if you like that kind of thing, the royle palce was fab, our hotel was right in front of it just great, those bars and beers so good, recommended.

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San Francisco, California

This is one of my favorite cities in the world; I'd love to live here! The vibe of this city is so cool. Plus you'll eat well here. Definitely make your own tapas crawl for a boozy dinner with great bites. And see the cool museums.

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Brooklyn, New York State, USA

Madrid is so beautiful & clean!!! Loved this park and taking the train to get there was so simple, this park reminded me of Central Park!

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Local from Madrid

You should come to Madrid if you love nightlife. Plenty of options to have fun.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Beautiful City with amazing buildings, including the Plaza de Toros. Very clean, friendly people, art, great food and wine

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La Canada Flintridge, California, USA

I really loved everything about Madrid and it was the first city we visited in when we arrived in Spain on March 13, 2015.

We stayed in the middle of Old Town so we could walk everywhere. We were halfway in between the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace, so the NH Palacio de Tepa was a perfect spot to stay.

My son performed his very first concert with his choral group in Madrid at the Catedral de la Almudena which was the same place that the current King was married. The La Canada Choral Artists sang during the Sunday mass on March 15, 2015.

I would highly recommend visiting this historic city if you travel to Spain.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

One of the top cities in Europe for art, culture, and dining, Madrid is Spain's pulsating capital city.

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Melbourne, Florida

I have been to Madrid twice, and each time was a very interesting and unique experience. Historically, Madrid was founded in 1561 when King Philip II moved the Royal Court from Toledo to Madrid. However, it was the Bourbons starting in the early 18th century that began the transformation of Madrid with the addition of the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) by Philip V. And Charles III became a sort of Mayor of Madrid, remaking Madrid in the splendor of many of the other European Courts at that time.

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