A city break in the most Spanish of Spain’s cities
The highest capital city in Europe, Madrid is best known for its extravagant nightlife, fine dining and its culture. Be warned: Madrid’s passion and zest for life is infectious. On your Madrid city break, you'll get to know and enjoy this most Spanish of Spain’s cities.
The grandeur of the city is on display in its many historic buildings. The lavish Palacio Real has remained the official seat of the Spanish head of state since the mid-18th century.
National and international treasures can also be seen in Madrid’s multitude of museums. There’s over 60 to choose from, but we'll help you select the best. Contained within them are some of the world’s finest art collections. No Madrid holiday would be complete without a visit to the city’s three world-famous art museums: the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
A tour of Madrid might also explore the city’s grand parks and green spaces, where this boisterous city suddenly seems serene. It may also see you wandering through evocative streets brimming with characterful cafes and restaurants.
If you can escape the lure of Madrid it offers a convenient base for exploring Toledo from. The city of El Greco is also the crucible of the three cultures: Jewish, Muslim and Christian. The magnificent El Escorial, part palace and part giant monastery, and Segovia’s stunning Roman aqueduct and fairy-tale castle, are also a fascinating day trip away.