Madrid Mini Guide
Mighty Madrid is the capital of Spain, home to its royal palaces and one of the biggest cities in Europe. It is one of Spain's sexiest cities with a nightlife to die for and arguably the world's most famous football team. Visitors will feel like the fun never stops in Madrid. Literally everyone is catered for.
There are rock bars, chill out cafes, rap venues, salsa and jazz clubs, house and techno parties and a thriving gay scene, while Madrid's February carnival is not to be missed.
The action is so non-stop that many of the young Madrilenos are well known for dancing all night and only stopping home for a shower and a shave before heading back out to work. One of the busiest pick up points for vehicles is also in Madrid.
Despite its interior land location Madrid is ranked among the world's main consumers of seafood and fish. Oysters are readily available throughout the winter months as are all other sorts of crustaceans.
In Madrid there are more bars per square metre than anywhere else in Europe, so there are always plenty of places to go! In general people tend to go to tascas or tavernas after work and then move onto bars as the night wears on. Discos don't even begin to get started until 1am!
Don't forget the cultural side of the city with the world famous Prado Museum. Madrid apparently has more art masterpieces than any other world city.
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- If you've come for the cultural side of Madrid you may want to consider following the city's designated 'Art Route' which includes the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia Gallery. The route will take you on an art journey of nearly a thousand years and open your eyes along the way.
- On the 30th March in the historic district of Chinchon, 250 actors will tell the story of Christ's Passion in various locations across the neighbourhood. The performance begins at dusk on Easter Saturday and is a mesmerising and emotional event.