Most people know Spain as the home of paella, tapas and some of the best football clubs in the world. There’s so much more to Spain than what you see in pictures, so much more to Madrid than just a tourist destination. You have to be there to feel it, to be stunned by the grandeur of the sweeping avenues, to be touched by the stories of strife and determination. Here are 6 reason why you should visit Madrid:
1. THE WEATHER IS GOOD YEAR ROUND
Madrid is a city that’s predominantly sunny. The weather is rather dry so it can get quite fresh in the winter and extremely hot in the summer.
2. TO ADMIRE THE PALACIO REAL & ITS GARDENS
It’s so majestic from the outside and the inside is even more beautiful with its stunning frescoes and luxurious decor so you must go inside despite the queue (only 11€ for an adult ticket). You can also walk around the lovely Sabatini Gardens which used to be where the royal stables were.
3. YOU WILL EAT THE BEST TAPAS OF YOUR LIFE
Spain is all about food, and where else than the capital will you find some of the best tapas?
4. GREAT SHOPPING
Madrid is very fashionable and trendy, so you will find it hard to resist going shopping as there are so many options for everyone’s taste. There are all the lovely little boutiques hidden away on the backstreets across the city and the main streets such as Goya, Velazquez, and Ortega y Gasset which are the chic streets with a mixture of high-street brands and luxury brands.
5. MADRID’S RICH HISTORY
Madrid has an impressive history. This becomes evident when you walk by so many impressive monuments such as the amazing Plaza Mayor, the Egyptian Temple of Debod, the lovely Almudena Cathedral, and the Plaza de Cibeles, with its stunning fountain.
6. LIVELY NIGHTLIFE
Spain is renowned for its fiestas and Madrid offers the best nightlife. From simple local bars to trendy nightclubs, there are infinite options for a good night out!