If you’ve already crossed Madrid’s main sights off of your list, maybe it’s time to dig a little deeper and experience some of the city’s top cultural spaces. From a slaughterhouse-turned-art-center to a levitating brick building for events, here are a few of the capital’s most curious destinations for a dose of culture.
So you’ve made it to Madrid, seen the sights and checked everything off your list. Where to now? Consider taking a day trip to the region’s second-largest city, Alcalá de Henares, which is packed with rich history, literary and scholarly fame, and loads of yummy eats. The 200,000-person town sits 22 miles northeast of the […]
The Prado is lovely with its Renaissance art, and the Reina Sofia is worth a special visit to see works by the likes of Picasso and Dalí. But while museums like these might only pique your interest once you enter their galleries, the CaixaForum Madrid will have you doing a double-take from the moment you see its 19th-century brick base suspended in the air.
Madrid serves up museum’s like it does tapas: around just about every corner. And you’ll find some of those top museums clustered around one magical artsy area often referred to as Madrid’s Golden Art Triangle. Located along the Paseo del Prado and stretching down to the Atocha Train Station, these three most-famous of Madrid museums […]
Madrid is filled with artsy museums known the world round such as the Prado to the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. But if you’re looking for a different kind of museum – one that involves less paint and canvas, and more fabric and fashion – then set your sights on the Spanish capital’s Museo del […]
Madrid isn’t really known for its lush forests: a drive in just about any direction will include loads of rolling hills covered with patches of oak trees, and even orchards of olive trees — but not lush, tall, vibrant-green forests. Within the larger Community of Madrid, though, you will find an exception to this rule […]
Located in Cibeles Square, Cibeles Palace stands proudly as one of Madrid’s most recognizable monuments and at one of the city’s most emblematic intersections: Plaza de Cibeles. While the plaza may be home to its namesake fountain, the army headquarters, the Bank of Spain and the Palacio de Linares, it’s Cibeles Palace that will really […]
Lavapiés hasn’t always been the kind of place that Madrid visitors would want to venture off to: it essentially used to be considered a slum, known for its poor immigrant community and squatting residents. But these days many things have changed, just as many things have stayed the same, and the mixture has resulted in […]
Most visitors to Madrid have surely visited and fallen in love with tourist-friendly Mercado de San Miguel. The problem here is the “most” part, because in fact most everyone goes there. But this isn’t the only fashionable market in town: Just a few metro stops away you’ll find El Mercado de San Antón and its […]
If you’re ringing in 2013 Madrid-style, expect it to be an all-night affair: Spaniards are professionals at partying into the wee (or even late) hours of the morning, and this year’s New Year’s Eve events in Madrid will be no different.