Destinations - Madrid

Cibeles fountain, Madrid © Michelle Chaplow .
Cibeles fountain, Madrid

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Madrid is the capital city of Spain located in the centre of the country. Although some distance from the region of Andalucia we include some information as many travellers to Andalucia use Madrid as their gate way to Spain.

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Madrid, Spain; two words which cause my soul to glow with warm anxiety and stir memories that always make me smile. It's no wonder why Spain's capital city incites such a passion in those who have experienced her once, twice, or dozens of times. Madrid never loses her potent energy to influence the heart and alter the lives of all who visit.

In the centre of the old Madrid, the narrow cobblestone streets can fool the senses into thinking you're in a pueblo of centuries ago. Fact is, little has changed in this part of the city and I genuinely appreciate the restoration efforts of city government. Historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol set the stage for an eye-opening stroll through time.

Madrid's Avenue of Art is the city's crown jewel boasting THREE world-renowned museums. Housing works from famed artists such as Picasso, Velázquez, El Greco, and Rubens, Madrid is the saturated epicentre of Art in Spain. Exquisite art can also commonly be found in the forms of architecture, sculptures, and fountains along the Calle de Alcalá, Paseo del Prado, and throughout the city. I especially love the ancient Greek/Romanesque fountains of Madrid!

As I say on my own website, Madrid is "the capital city of culture & family, energy & art, excitement & romance." Nowhere else in the world have I seen such a powerful combination of virtues and diversions. Local madrileños certainly take full advantage of their city's benefits so why shouldn't you?

Experience Madrid and absorb all the magic she has to offer. You'll not only be glad you did, but you'll probably be changed forever.

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