The oldest area of Madrid is brimming with historical charm. La Latina occupies much of the area of the original Islamic Citadel that was the forerunner of modern Madrid. Stepping into the area you can’t help but notice that it’s a very old place. It’s an area of large … [Read more...]
Madrid doesn't have an icon like the Eiffel Tower, Gaudi's architecture, or New York's Times Square so it is perhaps unfairly skipped over by many travellers. But for those interested in history and culture, the Spanish capital should be your number one choice.
Madrid has plenty to feed the heartiest appetite for culture. Here’s our guide to the best museums around the Spanish capital. Art In terms of fine art, the main galleries to showcase the best that Madrid has to offer are the ‘Golden Triangle’ - Museo del Prado, Museo … [Read more...]
The official residence of the Spanish Royal Family is now reserved for official state occasions allowing the public to marvel in its splendour all year round. The Royal Palace of Madrid sits on the site of a 9th century Alcázar – Muslim-era fortress – which was destroyed … [Read more...]
The Prado National Museum is the top cultural sight in Madrid. It houses what is widely regarded as one of the best collections of European Art, as well as the best collection of Spanish Art, anywhere in the world. The 18th Century Neo-Classical building was originally … [Read more...]
Join the Madrileños at one of their annual parties and enjoy a very different kind of holiday. There seems to be some street party or other going on somewhere in Madrid every day of the week. This page gathers together the very best festivals taking place in the Spanish … [Read more...]