Madrid stands out among this diversified Spain's numerous well-liked regions. It is one of the world's liveliest cities, as anyone who has been here can attest. There is enough to fall in love with—impressive vistas, posh avenues, baroque palaces, renowned museums, delicious food, and more!
There is constantly something fascinating going on, the mood is upbeat, and, locals are everywhere, so it's not just visitors who are clogging the streets.
When you begin to explore Madrid at your own pace, you come to understand why so many people keep returning to this city. It's impossible to not adore Madrid's green spaces, which are ideal for a stroll in the morning or afternoon while drinking coffee. In fact, it's the city in Europe with the most green space and trees per resident!
Along with the well-known (and stunning) Retiro Park, which is placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, you may discover peace in areas like Parque del Oeste, Parque Quinta de los Molinos, Casa de Campo, and obscure tiny gardens like The Garden of the Prince of Anglona and El Huerto de las Monjas.
There is a LOT to see, including the Royal Residence (the biggest operating royal palace in Europe), the unusual Crystal Palace, and Puerta de Alcala (one of the oldest surviving city wall gates).
Madrid is the city for you if you love museums because you can fill out your agenda entirely by visiting them (many of them are free!). It is home to the three most well-known art museums in the world: Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Despite being relatively walkable and having many intriguing neighbourhoods to discover, the city is somewhat large.
Like elsewhere in Spain, it has world-class museums and wonderful cuisine
If a destination's nightlife scene is what you're after, there is plenty to look forward to in such a vibrant metropolis where the day doesn't end at 8 PM. It doesn't get any better when you're strolling through Madrid's oldest neighbourhood, Los Austrias, the hipster-bohemian Malasaa, the old-world charm of La Latina, and the picturesque Barrio de las Letras.
Traveling is so much about eating, and we assure you that Madrid's food scene will astound you. Prepare to load your face with great food from vintage bakeries and classic tapas bars to hip brunch spots, Michelin-starred eateries, indoor food markets, and the oldest restaurant in the world! If that's not enough, there are also lots of places to hear live music, chic restaurants, and comfortable, relaxed cafes.