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Madrid — Although long perceived as Barcelona’s more staid counterpart, Spain’s tapas-loving, flamenco-dancing capital has emerged as a hip destination in its own right. Discover the country’s soul within its buzzing wine bars, history-ridden streets, and growing contemporary arts scene – not to mention the grand museums bursting with Goya, Ruben, and Velasquez masterpieces.

Why Go

For the cultural highlights on display in its many museums, as well as its unique architecture, shopping, and nightlife.

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The Sweet Spot: Madrid

August 17, 2017 by Lane Nieset

Writer Ernest Hemingway once called Madrid the “most Spanish of all cities,” and made the capital a frequent character in everything from classics like “The Sun ... Read More »


In Madrid, a Tech-Savvy Hotel Calls to Modern Travelers

November 14, 2014 by Lane Nieset

Business hotels aren't typically known for modern design, cutting-edge technology, and restaurants sporting Michelin-starred chefs -- the elements that make the ... Read More »


4 Self-Guided, DIY Walking Tours of Madrid

November 13, 2014 by Lane Nieset

At first glance, Madrid seems like a sprawling maze of neighborhoods, monuments, and museums -- but as locals will quickly point out, most of the sites you're ... Read More »


9 Excellent Segway Tours Around the World

June 06, 2014 by Teresa Bitler

A Segway tour is a great way to get an overview of a new city or region. You’ll cover more ground than you would on foot, and your guide can teach you about the ... Read More »


Europe's 10 Best Airport Hotels

May 02, 2014 by Tommy Burson

While overnight layovers can be a great excuse to explore (albeit briefly) an unknown city, the reality is you often end up too far from the airport. On the ... Read More »

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