No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy celebrates itself and life in general around the clock; a city of passion and drama, from the mournful beauty of Flamenco to the intense death dance of matador and bull.
The old and the new contrast vividly, narrow cobbled lanes, twisting medieval alleys and 17th-century chapels border modern boulevards and gleaming skyscrapers, creating an urban texture rich in architecture.
Madrid has an infectious appetite for art, music, and epicurean pleasure. The city’s astonishing collection of art museums is the legacy of Spanish royals of centuries past. The golden triangle with three of the world’s best art galleries, the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía, together their collections form a catalogue of breath taking richness.
The city is a hub of Michelin star restaurants, contemporary Spanish fusions and traditional culinary culture. Famed for its social customs that focus around Spain’s passion for food, it is home to some of the best chefs in the world.