Activities in Madrid
MadridNot only is it geographically located in the very centre of Spain, Madrid is also the cultural and political heart of the country, exuding a lot of history and royal flair. But this is excluding Spain’s flagship football club Real Madrid with its own cathedral, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. At least as many pilgrims come to the Spanish capital to indulge in the splendour of the Palacio Real and perhaps take a look at King Felipe and Queen Letizia while walking through the magnificent garden. Next to the monuments of the aristocracy, a rich cultural landscape around the Plaza Mayor can be found that includes places worth seeing such as the Museo del Prado and the reconstructed Egyptian temple of Debod made to fit the size of the original. The bullfighting arena Las Ventas is part of Madrid’s DNA as well as the well-known chorizo stew, which you can enjoy in the quaint local areas of the lively old town. For those who have had enough of royal splendour, fiery bullfighting and the shopping boulevards, can indulge in the vibrant nightlife of the hip district of Malsana and experience the younger side of Madrid.