Madrid – Spain’s powerhouse capital – is a jack-of-all-trades, boasting artistic masterpieces, architectural stand-outs and culinary creativity in equal measure. Its elegant central avenues are lined with Belle Époque buildings, while La Latina (the city’s oldest neighbourhood) is home to the gloriously gilded Basílica de San Francisco el Grande. Art-lovers can uncover the many treasures found within the Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, a trio of artistic talent, where works by Miró, Picasso and Dalí decorate the walls. The country’s long-standing culinary
traditions are upheld among Madrid’s galaxy of Michelin-starred restaurants, with a new generation of innovative chefs bringing a modern edge to authentic regional recipes. Stay out after dark to witness the city come alive and soak up its infectious energy, as the trendy bars and much-frequented night clubs fill with fun-loving partygoers. Madrid holidays are all about fine art and upscale dining, complemented by a heady dose of epicureanism.
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