Some Spaniards claim that Madrilenos look down on the rest of Spain. If they do, it’s not without reason. Boasting world-class art museums, two premier futbol teams, and the capital of Spain, Madrid truly is a phenomenal city. Major attractions include the “Golden Triangle of Art,” which contain famous works by Picasso, Dali, and Velazquez, the Parque del Buen Retiro, a park sometimes referred to ... read more
as the “lungs of Madrid,” the Royal Palace, and the Plaza Mayor. Although the Plaza isn’t the biggest in Spain (that title goes to the plaza in Salamanca), it certainly is the most famous, having held numerous events throughout history from Inquisition trials to more recent headline concerts. Madrid has a highly efficient metro system that allows visitors to move around the city quickly, providing visitors with a good way to see the sights. Visitors also enjoy visiting Santiago Bernabeu stadium to watch the world famous Real Madrid football squad take the field. Once the sun goes down, there is a multitude of things to do with the legendary Spanish nightlife at your fingertips. Food in Madrid is decidedly Spanish; that is, lots of jamon, bread, soup, fried fish, and potatoes. Hotels and hostels are abundant in Madrid, with some of the most famous lying in the Gran Via-Sol area of the city. Madrid is a bastion of Spanish tradition and culture, making it a fantastic place to visit.