Madrid is the capital city of Spain and the largest city in Spain. It also boasts one of the liveliest night life opportunities anywhere in the world.
If you’re an art lover, one of the finest art collections anywhere can be found at the Museo del Padro where you can find Flemish, Spanish, Dutch and German artists to name a few. Some great things to see while at the Prado:
If archeology is your fancy, you’ll find a wonderfully designed museum at the National Archeology Museum with an amazing collection of finds from Spain including Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Visagoth archaeological finds. Those who look carefully enough you’ll see pieces from Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Other museums you’ll want to see include Real Academia de Bella Artes de San Fernando featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings and several Goya masterpieces and Museo de America which houses artifacts from all over the Americas – including an Aztec law book from the 1500’s.
For a breathtaking sight you won’t want to miss Palicio Real (the Royal Palace) which is enormous and holds a wide collection of weapons and armor from medieval times. From the architecture to the treasures to be found in the rooms you’ll be awestruck – 44 sets of stairs and 3,000 rooms as well as 240 balconies – with the facades and the courtyard.
For shoppers you’ll be delighted with El Rasto – the largest flea market in Madrid (if you’re there on Sunday) – here, rows and rows of private vendors sell a variety of homemade items and you’ll find live entertainment all day long. During the week, you’ll want to check out the Chueca and Fuencarral Street Area where you’ll find purely commercial shopping and a wide range of food, entertainment and cafes.
What trip to Madrid would be complete without seeing a Flamenco show? Corral de la Morería has a long running history of wonderful flamenco artists and has hosted international celebrities like Muhammed Ali and Frank Sinatra. Quality food and an ever changing show, you’ll be delighted watching these performances.
Madrid’s night life caters to everyone – no matter what your taste or your nationality – you’ll find a night life that you will enjoy. One of the best (and safest) options is to take a Madrid Night Life Tour which are broken out by age group – guaranteeing you will enjoy the company you’re with and giving you unprecedented entrance! You’ll enjoy dinner, a flamenco show or drinks without the hassle of standing in line to get to the show! These do require some pre-booking so look into them if you’re interested.