Wonderful on the eye - Madrid is incredible for nightlife, dining, history and outdoor living.

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The capital of, and biggest city in Spain, Madrid sits proudly in the interior of the country, with an abundance of culture, historic monuments and entertainment. The city is alive with bar terraces spilling onto the central streets and bustling restaurants serving everything from Tapas to high-end cuisine. There are museums, galleries and concert halls, whilst FC Real Madrid boasts one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world.

With mountains and countryside on the city-limits, the capital city of Madrid is far-removed from Mediterranean mass-tourism. It is resolutely Spanish in identity and has a wide range of entertainment and activities for the visitor to consume. There are action sports such as canyoning and rafting in the mountains to the north of the city, whilst in the city there are historic or rooftop tours, Segway excursions and culinary feasts.

MADRID AT A GLANCE

Facts & figures

  • Population: 3 150 000
  • June ave. temp. 21°C
  • September ave. temp. 22°C

Airport transfers

  • Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport | 11 miles

Culture

  • Museums
  • Music
  • Shopping
  • Sport

Action

  • Segway tours
  • Golf
  • Rafting
  • Canyoning
  • Theme parks

MADRID CITY

Madrid is a city of just over 3 million with the seat of government as well as the Spanish monarchy. There are museums and historic sites throughout the city, which mix superbly with a vibrant and contemporary culture. Madrid has an airport on the fringes of the city and boasts over 60, 5-star hotels, making it a superb location for corporate events. Madrid is excellent for shopping on the Grand Via, whilst the San Miguel Market is one of a number of fantastic covered market areas.

The 2nd greenest city in the world in terms of parklands, Madrid is an urban entity whose population thrives in the outdoors. El Retiro park, within the city limits is a popular choice for locals who jog, play team sports or enjoy yoga in. All the main central areas are within reach on-foot and offer a range of small squares to explore. In these squares there are numerous museums, galleries, shops and restaurants with open terraces.

MADRID ACTIVITIES

Tapas tour

Feast on Tapas on a Tapas Crawl, taking in the best venues in Madrid for this wonderfully Spanish dining format.

Flamenco show

Experience the passion & drama of a Flamenco show, in this truly Spanish performance spectacle.

GO cars

Put a Tuk-Tuk in a yellow, racing body and you have a Go Car. Great fun to explore Madrid in a convoy.

MADRID DINING

Spanish cuisine is celebrated and Madrid offers some of the best and most authentic dining experiences in Spain. The range of restaurants is immense with Tapas accompanying drinks throughout the city bars. There are organised Tapas tours that take in many of the best Tapas venues in Madrid. Many restaurants offer open air dining in court-yards and roof-tops or street-side terraces, whilst the traditional accompanying beverage in Madrid is their Vermouth.

Platea is one of the many fantastic dining venues in Madrid. It is a brand-new restaurant and leisure concept with lots of different areas and styles of dining. The cocktail bar is truly impressive and the whole dining and drinking experience is housed in a refurbished cinema. The Florida Retiro (in the El Retiro park) offers a superb dining experience, both indoors and outdoors. There is a club that hosts shows and entertainment which later turns into a disco until 6 a.m.

MADRID NIGHTLIFE

With locals, visitors, business travellers and students all populating the city, Madrid nightlife is exceptional and diverse. The city is alive with atmosphere from thronged bar terraces to exclusive late-night clubs. The centre of Madrid has a great atmosphere with many of the intimate squares offering numerous drinking venues. Tapas dishes often accompanies drink orders making for a wonderfully Spanish drinking / dining experience.

There is a great selection of roof-top bars in Madrid offering fresh air and views of the city sky-line, dramatic sunsets and the jagged peaks to the north of the city. There is a wide range of night-clubs that offer late-night entertainment. The Florida stays open until 6 a.m. whilst the Kapital offers dancing across 7 floors, with a diverse mix of music.

MADRID MEETINGS & SEMINARS

Air connections, an international profile and numerous city institutions, all go to make Madrid a leading destination for meetings and seminars. There are a huge range of 4 and 5-star hotels on offer in Madrid, whilst the city has an impressive range of activities and entertainment including actions sports, cultural tours and gastronomic experiences.

There are dedicated conference and exhibition halls in Madrid, as well numerous conference hotels with specialist venue spaces. There is a wide range of smaller venues to host meetings and events. They range from historic venues to contemporary spaces, boasting superb interior design.

MADRID - THE UNMISSABLE

Roof-top bars can be found across Madrid. In the summer heat they can be a fantastic escape from the street-level temperatures, as breezes cool the open terraces.

The views from the roof-top bars are spectacular and can include the wonderful Madrid skyline, some stunning sunsets and the remarkable mountainous horizons to the north of the city.

Great rhythmic sounds, long drinks and stunning views – the perfect way to start an evening in Madrid.

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