Ahh, Madrid. It's easy to feel as if this city never sleeps. Nightlife in the Spanish capital exploded with the demise of the Franco regime in the 1970s and remains hyperactive today. But Madrid isn't just a nightlife magnet.
Madrid City Guide Introduction
The city balances high culture and fun admirably well. Madrid possesses some of Europe's best museums yet also manages to lure tourists (and locals) to flashy flamenco performances. Madrid's culture is external, focused on the street. Both the city's broad boulevards and knotty alleys are riots of energy until late in the evening. Madrid is best absorbed without extraordinary effort. Sit yourself down at a tapas bar, stroll through tangles of little streets and breathe in the cosmopolitan, sophisticated, relaxed vibe.
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Madrid blog posts
- Madrid: 5 ways to dress like a local
- 10-day Itinerary in Spain: Touring Barcelona, Seville & Madrid, with budget tips
- Beaches, mountains, museums & hot springs: 5 winter escapes in Spain
- Train Connections: Europe’s Best and Europe’s Worst
- Deal or No Deal: Cities that still have hotel deals for New Year’s Eve
- Bullfighting In Madrid: Tradition or terror?
- Madrid: Free and reduced times to visit the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums
- Hanging with the Locals: Our favorite urban parks in Europe
- Madrid: The most we’d pay for everyday items
- The Train in Spain: Essential information about trains and fares