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Top Reasons to Go

Hit the Centro Hist├│rico: The Plaza Mayor on any late night when it's almost empty is the place that best evokes the glory of Spain's Golden...

Highlights

Tapas: A Moveable Feast

Originally a lid used to tapar (cover or close) a glass of wine, a tapa is a kind of hors d'oeuvre that sometimes comes free with a drink...

Restaurants

Eating and Drinking Well in Madrid

Spain's capital draws the finest cuisine, from seafood to rice dishes, from all over the Iberian Peninsula, but Madrid's most authentic local...

Hotels

Lodging Alternatives in Madrid

If you want a home base that's roomy enough for a family and comes with cooking facilities, consider a furnished rental. These can save you...

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Outdoor Nightlife in Madrid

Madrid is blazing hot in the late spring and summer, but madrile├▒os have a relentless yearning for nightlife. As a result, the city allows nearly...

Sights

The Events of May 2

In 1808 Carlos IV ruled Spain, a king more interested in hunting than in the duties attached to government. The king delegated power to his...

Sights

A Good Walk: Old Madrid

Stroll around Puerta del Sol for a look at Madrid's oldest buildings, bustling taverns, and quiet cobblestone alleys. Allow about two hours...

Sights

Madrid's Art Walk: Paseo del Prado

Any visit to Madrid should include a stroll along Paseo del Prado, lined with some world-class museums (whose architecture as well as art are...

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