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Contemporary fashion, gourmet cuisine, fine art and upscale residential living await discovery in one of Madrid’s most stylish neighborhoods.
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This avant-garde part of Madrid is known as the gay quarter because of its numerous LGBT shops and bars, a Gay Pride march and an open-minded populace.
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Loved by hipsters and students for its coffeehouses and nightlife scene, this creative neighborhood also has excellent art museums, theaters and shopping.
Once home to some of Spain’s most revered literati, this bohemian quarter today has streets lined with boutiques and theaters, atmospheric bars and restaurants.
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Inventive, passionate, and buzzing with energy, Spain's capital city balances history and modernity with unforgettable flair.
The Corazon of Espana
No place captures the heartbeat of Spain quite like Madrid. In fact, one glimpse at the city makes pulses start to race. Though its political, commercial, and historical importance is undeniable, those powerful positions often take a back seat to the sheer amount of culture that pours through the city's bustling vias and tree-lined calles. Madrid packages are tickets to one of Europe's most cherished destinations.
Lively Is an Understatement
From the markets of El Rastro to the cafes of Chueca, every corner of Madrid buzzes with local energy. Here, peace and quiet is confined to the shady lanes of El Retiro, and a typical Friday night goes well into Saturday morning. Even tourist-friendly Madrid attractions like the Prado Museum and Royal Palace crackle with a sort of passionate electricity. Drink it all in; packages for Madrid are meant to be experienced.
Meet the Mediterranean
Though the city itself is landlocked, the climate here has a coastal vibe. Winters are mild, summers are warm, and the skies are blue more often than not. Pick a date, and prepare for beauty. There's truly no wrong time to visit.
Top Things to See and Do
Start in the central districts, and work your way outward. The bustling Gran Via snakes through Sol's nightlife and the edges of the 18th-century Plaza Mayor, and you can veer toward Calle de Fuencarral to hit the ultra-glam shops of Chueca and the hipster haven of Malsana. The Royal Palace is an obvious must, but head east toward the Paseo del Prado to uncover three of the world's finest art museums: the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen Bornemisza. Skip the car rentals in Madrid's city center; traffic is tight, and the metro goes everywhere.
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