Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid, is widely known for its sizzling nightlife scene. Home to a number of universities, the city constitutes a diversity of ethnic groups, making it one of Europe’s most colorful cosmopolitan cities.
Noted for its cleanliness, Madrid is a beautiful city mixed with old and new architecture. The capital is comprised of several neighborhoods offering their own unique character and attractions ranging from historic quarters to older crowd communities, university areas, multicultural districts and party scenes.
The heart of the city is Puerta del Sol, a large plaza serving as the scene of festivals, important gatherings and street performers as well as a hub for the public transportation network. Another important square is Plaza Mayor, known for its many souvenir shops, cafes and the lively San Miguel Market.
Located within the city center are most of Madrid’s most popular tourist attractions such as the Royal Palace, the residence of Spain’s monarch, and a plethora of glorious cathedrals and historic landmarks. Madrid offers many things to see and do from beautiful parks and zoos to bullfights, football matches, shopping malls, museums, art galleries and concerts. The city has a wide selection of restaurants ranging from local cuisine like chickpea soup and fried pig ears to a host of international establishments.
Madrid’s nightlife is among the world’s most vibrant. From bars, clubs and discos to flamenco dinner shows and all-night parties, there is a venue to suit every preference and budget.