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If you consider planning a vacation in Spain’s capital you’ve come to the right place for guidance concerning things to do in Madrid. Because Madrid is a city that offers a plethora of activities it will be easy to find Madrid excursions to thrill each member of your travel party.

Madrid is a colorful city with lots of festivals music

outdoor markets and an abundance of nightlife. It's been estimated that Madrid has more bars per capita than any other city of its size in the world so come prepared to celebrate the night away in La Capital. The Gran Via are is particular known for its vibrant and eclectic nightlife. Wine also flows freely in Madrid; Spain has more land planted in wine grapes than any other wine-producing country. Madrid tours of local wine bars are one of the best ways to spend a sunny summer afternoon.

If history and culture are appealing to you the Barrio de las Letras is a must see part of the city because of its historical buildings. This neighborhood was also well-loved by some of Spain's most prominent writers; Quevedo and Cervantes both called this area home. If you are the type who likes to find quirky local spots and sit with a book while people-watching the Conde Duque neighborhood will supply you with an excellent selection of small cafes and bars that feature an alternative ambiance.

If shopping is near the top of your list of Madrid activities you won't want to miss the Salamanca neighborhood. The multicultural area of Lavapies is one of the city's most unique places and is well worth a visit because you can find shops and cafes here representing all parts of the world. Because Madrid is such a large city it is recommended you bring a good map to not get lost.

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Contemporary fashion, gourmet cuisine, fine art and upscale residential living await discovery in one of Madrid’s most stylish neighborhoods.



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.



Loved by hipsters and students for its coffeehouses and nightlife scene, this creative neighborhood also has excellent art museums, theaters and shopping.


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