Guided visit to Madrid
Madrid is not only one of the liveliest, friendliest and most generous cities in Europe but, also, one of the most culturally stimulating.
From Picasso’s Guernika to Velazquez’s Meninas, there are enough masterpieces in Bourbon Madrid to last a lifetime. Arguably the greatest art gallery in the world, the Prado is one of a variety of well-stocked Madrid museums, best enjoyed in the company of an experienced guide.
Together with the Thyssen Bornemizza, Madrid’s two other national museums, the Archaeological and the Reina Sofía, are among the capital’s most popular. And, yet, any guided tour of the treasures that fill the halls of the Decorative Arts Museum, the Sorolla, the Academy of Fine Arts or the American Museum must, surely, be considered a worthwhile experience.
Nightlife? Almost anywhere you turn and at any time, day or night, you will see people enjoying the city’s vast selection of taverns, cafés and shows… or, simply, walking about, visiting the monuments in Hapsburg Madrid, allowing the majestic Plaza Mayor to bring about memories of a time long past.
As the capital of Spain, Madrid is also the seat of the country’s royalty, whose magnificence throughout the centuries is reflected in such impressive constructions as the Royal Palace, which, to this very day, is still used by Spanish Monarchs.
Anything you could wish for, you will find in Madrid: from historical buildings to state-of-the-art skyscrapers; from trend-setting stores to flea-markets and old-style shops; public gardens and parks, such as the famous “Retiro”; and last, but not least, a dazzling selection of restaurants, that draws on Spain’s vast array of fine foods and wines.