Known for its buzzing nightlife, there is no wonder that no city can live up to the constant energy and liveliness of Madrid. Madrid is a city that knows how to live for the moment. It is spontaneous, with a constant buzz always in the air. The mass vigour expressed from Spain’s capital city can be felt throughout the whole country. Plus it’s only a short flight away from England, making it the perfect location for a romantic getaway or a long weekend with the girls. It may only be a small city but it’s packed with passion and things to do.
Stroll around the old ancient streets of the city centre where architectural history is the background to a glorious lifestyle. From the luxurious and over extravagant palaces to your everyday traditional Spanish neighbourhood, it’s got it all. Although Madrid is one of the most up and coming cities in Europe, signposts of old Spain remain, and it is this combination of traditional and modern that makes walking around Madrid a true pleasure.
If you like art then you can’t help but be drawn back to this city over and over. Dali and Picasso are just a few Spanish art greats that are spread across the walls of the cities galleries, including the Museo Del Prado or Museo Reina Sofia.
From art to food! From local cuisine to the finest of dining, Madrid is unmistakably one of the food capitals of the world. Why not eat traditional with tapas or paella? The city is clearly creative, and in the last century the cuisine in this city has become increasingly modernised, and some say has undergone a true renovation and transformation. Yet the balance between new and old, like in their architecture, remains perfectly harmonised.
The passion burning from the roots of Madrid has earned it the title of having remarkable nightlife. Surely there is no other city on earth that has a wider variety or assortment of bars, pubs, clubs, and live venues! Big or small, there is something for everyone. With all of this jammed onto the streets of Madrid, you can really can feel the energy of this city pulsing through you. The best thing about the Spanish (and you’ll find this anywhere in Spain) is that people will constantly welcome you into their family or group of friends. They will sweep you off your feet – meaning that one minute you’re in a bar having a quiet drink and the next you’ll be dancing in the street until daylight breaks. I was lucky enough to go to Madrid with my Spanish friend to celebrate New Year’s Spanish style. The spontaneity of the nights there caused a constant thrill, as what was around the corner was always a surprise! Truly no city can ever live up Madrid’s nightlife. What’s more, to be welcomed into a Spanish family so easily just showed how kind and caring these people are. It’s an experience I will never forget.