Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII
As the capital of Spain and the third largest city in the European Union, Madrid is the centre of the country and the centre of action. Beautiful landmarks decorate the city, from the Royal Palace to the Royal Theatre, and it’s hard to wander around the city and not find something breathtaking. Madrid's documented history dates back to the Middle Ages and its streets are littered with historic sites which have thankfully been well preserved. Visitors can wander around the Buen Retiro Park, which dates back to 1631, or tour the city's famous Golden Triangle of Art which encompasses the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums. Boasting a vast array of tapas and cocktail bars, clubs and amazing theatres, Madrid truly comes alive at night time, thanks to great music venues like Sala Galileo Galilei, Café Berlin and El Sol. The entertainment doesn’t stop there however, with Madrid hosting the largest plaza de toros in Spain, and of course being the home of famous football giants Real Madrid. Whether you want to take in a play at the Royal Theatre or a Madrid derby at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid offers a realm of authentic Spanish experiences.