The capital of Spain is a cosmopolitan city and business centre with spectacular cultural and artistic heritage, which also boasts fantastic nightlife. Madrid offers excellent shopping, exclusive restaurants, luxury hotels and friendly people in some incredible surroundings.
‘Palazio Real’, located a few minutes away from the Opera metro station, is the spectacular Royal Palace of Madrid and is the official residence of the King of Spain. Visitors can take a tour inside and the grand interiors and beautiful grounds make this a very nice place to visit and relax in.
Every Sunday in the old part of Madrid is ‘Rasta market’, a large open-air flea market nestled between the city’s small, steep streets. With everything on sale from clothing to jewellery and artwork the market is very popular with tourists and locals alike and the little streets where it is held can get completely swamped with people. When evening draws in ‘Calle de Manuela Malasana’ is a good place to go for top quality restaurants and bars.
Over the past twenty years Barcelona has transformed itself into one of the most lively and stylish cities in the world. Fantastic architecture, fashion, restaurants, shopping and nightlife (especially in summer) make this city an absolute must on any trip to Spain.
The highlight of Barcelona is the incredible ‘Sagrada Familia’, a Roman Catholic Church which was originally designed by Gaudi and is still in the process of being completed. A stroll down ‘La Rambla’ is another absolute must and many long summer evenings can be spent sitting out at any one of the cafes watching street performers, listening to local musicians and just watching the beautiful people go by.
Seville is a deeply stylish and atmospheric city in southwest Spain. It offers all of the things you would expect from a leading city like excellent shopping, restaurants and nightlife all within a distinctly intimate setting.
A visit to the ‘Museo de Bellas Artes’ is essential to see some of Spain’s incredible artwork. Culture aside, ‘Calle Tetuan’ is the place to go to for shopping, or for the more exclusive designer shops try the boutiques on ‘Plaza Nueva’. When evening comes ‘Plaza Salvador’ has a great choice of bars where you can enjoy a drink or two with friends.