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Spain's buzzing capital city, Madrid is a haven for artists and culture lovers, boasting a huge collection of world-famous art galleries, royal palaces and impressive architecture. Visitors to the city can revel in its vibrant nightlife or simply unwind in the stunning gardens of El Retiro park, while foodies can indulge in Madrid's fabulous markets and Michelin-starred restaurants.

Madrid was chosen as Spain's capital city in 1561, due to its location at the very heart of the Iberian peninsula. Ever since, Madrid has maintained a vibrant energy in its colorful streets and distinct neighborhoods that rightly make it the most visited city in Spain.

Rich in culture, Madrid is one of the premier destinations for discovering European art, thanks to its three world-class galleries - the Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Culture vultures will rejoice in this Golden Triangle of Art, where artists such as Picasso and Goya come to life.

No visit to the city is complete without exploring Madrid's majestic Royal Palace, built in the 18th century under the instruction of King Felipe V. While the grand exterior is truly impressive, the lavish salons and chambers of the interior boast opulent decoration and incredible artwork that will take your breath away.

Wandering through Madrid, medieval streets lead onto picturesque squares, while some of the city's best tapas bars are tucked away down tiny alleys. Stop in one of these lively bars to recharge as the locals do, or get away from the tourist crowds and visit mouthwatering markets such as the Mercado de San Miguel.

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Classic Spain

Madrid, Seville, San Sebastian, Barcelona & Costa Brava

Discover the best of Spain as you travel across the country with this classic itinerary from south to north, immersing yourself in the country's vibrant culture as you explore its highlights. From the museums of Madrid to the fishing villages of the Costa Brava, you’ll get under the skin of Spain on this cultural and culinary adventure.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Honeymoon, Food & wine

Grand Tour of Spain & Portugal

Barcelona, San Sebastian, Madrid, Seville, Lisbon, Porto & Douro Valley

Explore the colorful, lively Iberian peninsula, getting under the skin of its vibrant cities and unique cultures while admiring its spectacular scenery. This comprehensive itinerary will take you from the gastronomic north of Spain, through bustling Madrid and Andalucia to charming Portugal.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Food & wine, Honeymoon

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