Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a vibrant and beautiful city which has a charming old centre with narrow cobbled streets and delightful squares. It is the perfect choice for those seeking a short break in a city with a great cultural heritage, superb nightlife and great restaurants. Whatever your penchant, be it architectural gems, works by old masters, shopping extravaganzas, flamenco dancing or listening to live music, a cheap Madrid city break will fit the bill. Madrid has wide appeal and attracts couples of all ages. Its lively nightlife brings groups of young adults celebrating stag and hen weekends while older couples enjoy the beauty of the historical buildings and the pretty parks and gardens.
Summer in Madrid can be very hot so most visitors choose to visit in the spring and autumn when the temperatures are more conducive to sightseeing. As there is so much to see, an organised tour of the city is recommended. From the tour you can then decide which places you wish to explore in greater depth. Take your pick from the many museums and art galleries, the Royal Palace where the changing of the guard takes place each Wednesday at noon, the old bull ring, the historic churches, the Royal Botanical Gardens or the Retiro Park with its two pavillions and impressive fountains.
Shoppers will be delighted by El Rastro Sunday market in Plaza de Cascorro. With over a thousand stalls, live music and street performers, it promises a great day out. The Plaza Mayor in the Hapsburg part of the city has buildings from the seventeenth century. A Christmas market is held here each year with stalls selling tradional crafts and foodstuffs. The atmosphere is quite magical with Christmas trees and fairy lights. A good place to shop is Calle de Serrano in the Salamanca district of the city.
Madrid has accommodation to suit most budgets. They range from palatial hotels to low cost hostels. Similarly, its many restaurants cater for all tastes and pockets from cheap and cheerful tapas bars to cordon bleu fine dining. When it comes to nightlife, Madrid really does have venues for everyone. You'll find tapas bars, cocktail bars, jazz clubs, music bars, flamenco bars, discos, night clubs and concert halls, enough to satisfy all tastes and moods.
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