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It's the perfect city break destination. Madrid has art galleries galore and plenty of museums. It dishes up some of the finest cuisine in Spain. Shoppers go loco for the stores here, while those who like to party can dance until dawn. There are excellent hotels, peaceful parks, cosy cafés and the locals aren't too rushed to be friendly. The main attractions are central and getting around on foot is a breeze. Oh, and the sun shines here in Madrid for hours on end throughout the year. If everyday life has sent you into a slump, journey to Madrid and feel the rush of energy that darts straight to your soul.
There can be no arguments that Madrid is the Spanish capital of cool, as well as being the official capital of this passionate, creative and zesty party-loving nation. It doesn't really matter if you've been here before, because there's always something new to see in dynamic Madrid. First-time visitors shouldn't miss the tourist enclaves of Plaza de Santa Ana, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, which all sizzle with Spanish spice and help you to get your bearings around the capital.
While there are no iconic landmarks here, the thrill of travel is to be found in day-to-day life: a glass of something chilled in a bar crammed with locals; watching a football match at Bernabeu Stadium, the home of Real Madrid; packing a picnic and finding a shady spot in one of the many city parks; shopping in the Salamanca district; or finding that you haven't yet hung up your dancing shoes, as an evening bar-hop turns into an unexpected frolic, accompanied by that unmistakably Latin passion for moving to the beat. It's all possible in enigmatic Madrid.
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Travel enthusiasts book holidays in Madrid throughout the year as this Spanish city is sensational at any time...
Madrid is kissed by plenty of sunshine during every season, though you'll need a few layers in winter when average daytime temperatures drop into single figures. Nights are chilly, though frost is rare. Summer can be extremely hot in Madrid. Between June and September it's not unusual to experience heat of 30C+. Spring and autumn are particularly pleasant times to visit. While rainfall is a little higher than in summer, warm days and comfortable evenings make for happy sightseers.
The Spanish capital of cool hosts a non-stop parade of parties, though these annual events help to turn up the heat...
Dos de Mayo; May: Late spring and early summer is fiesta time in Madrid. So get your best party clobber on and join in the series of events and street festivals that rouse the city's residents and visitors during the first half of May. Just follow the locals - and the noise - to find the action.
San Isidro; May: Don't go into these celebrations of Madrid's patron saint half-heartedly - do as the locals do and throw yourself into the firing line of one of the best public parties in Spain. Dance in Plaza Mayor, visit San Isidro Park and eat and drink with party-goers in traditional dress, and watch in awe as Spain's best bullfighters do what they do best.
Bullfighting season at Plaza de Toros Monumental de Las Ventas; March-October: If you missed this spectacle during the celebrations for San Isidro you can see it from spring to autumn at this famous venue. It's not to everyone's taste, but it's a part of life here and a sight to remember. It's worth paying extra to sit in the shade during summer.
There is a Madrid for every kind of traveller. How will you spend your time?
Kids and teens: Just 30 minutes outside the city is the fantastic Parque Warner - a Warner Bros Park. There are rollercoasters and plenty of other amusements for all ages.
Relaxing: Madrid is teeming with pleasant green spaces that provide plenty of opportunities to relax in a shady spot when the sun beats down. On summer nights you can often catch open-air movie screenings on the lawns.
Free and cheap: The best museums in Madrid, including the excellent Prado and Reina Sofia museums, do not charge excessive entry fees, though at certain times you can get in for free.
Shopping: Shoes, jewellery, clothes, bags... Madrid is overflowing with shops that will deck you out in the most stylish wares. Tour the stores of Salamanca or those around Puerta del Sol and Cheuca.
Nightlife: Serious nightlife doesn't start when darkness falls in Madrid, in fact it doesn't start until well after dinner and certainly not before the clock strikes midnight. Even if you're not up for a night of dancing, there are many cool cafés and bars at which you can unwind with a drink or two, soaking up the local way of life.