Madrid is considered one of Europe’s top destinations when it comes to art and art museums.
The so-called Golden Triangle of Art in the centre of the city houses three of the world’s greatest museums – the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. And while Madrid lacks for nothing on the modern-infrastructure front, it has succeeded in preserving the traditional look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets, such as those around the 16thcentury Plaza Mayor, the oldest square in the city, the charming medieval La Latina squares, and the atmospheric plazas.
A comfortable walking distance from the Prado Museum, the serenity of the magnificent Parque del Retiro relaxes and beguiles with beautiful sculptures and monuments, and a peaceful lake.
Yet Madrid is also much more than art and parks. It’s truly multifaceted. Full of character and unmatched for the variety of its panoramas, Madrid also offers plenty to keep late-night revellers going right through until morning. A heaven for tapas lovers, Madrid has so much to discover for every age and interest, from the wealthy Salamanca district and the über-trendy Chueca district, to its varied and alternative nightlife scenes.