Madrid is synonymous with culture and street life. The capital city is home to several highly recommendable museums and its surroundings offer the chance to visit several outstanding monumental sites.
The city of Madrid is open and welcoming, modern yet traditional, stately yet popular, lively yet peaceful… But more than anything else it is a cultural paradise. It is home to what is known as the Triangle of Art, which contains within a limited area the Prado Museum, theReina Sofía Art Centre and theThyssen-Bornesmiza Museum. There are also many impressive monuments such as the Royal Palace, places with their own particular charm like the Plaza Mayor or the grand avenue known as the Gran Vía. Moreover Madrid offers large green spaces such as the Retiro Park, typical bars and taverns to sample a range of delicious tapas, as well as by some considered to be the most exciting nightlife in Spain.