Madrid is an open-minded city where culture, entertainment and business share an attractive, thriving space. The Spanish capital makes everyone feel right at home!
Madrid is an open-minded city where culture, entertainment and business share an attractive, thriving space. Thanks to its modern and cosmopolitan flare and to the friendly and passionate character of Madrilenians, the Spanish capital makes everyone feel right at home while providing them with some of the world's most interesting tourist attractions.
Over eighty museums and more than two thousand monuments -both historical and artistic-, contribute to the city's richness and bear witness to the history and the art of all those who have populated Madrid throughout the centuries. Without this cultural heritage it would be impossible to understand European and world history.
Madrid's cultural legacy offers visitors an unprecedented tour: the Art Walk (which includes the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Centre, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and, more recently, CaixaForum). It is a unique walk through painting, sculpture, architecture and nature. But cultural heritage can also be appreciated on the streets. A walk through the many sides of Madrid offers a survey through past eras: the Hapsburg dynasty, the Bourbons, the Middle Ages, the 19th Century and even the times of Goya or Velázquez.
Those who visit Madrid will for sure know that it is one of the world's liveliest, most entertaining and vibrant cities during the day, but even more so at night. Madrid not only offers visitors cultural heritage but also -being the open capital that it is- presents them with all imaginable options for leisure and entertainment.
Madrid´s excellent gastronomy can't be left unnoticed. With over 3,000 restaurants, the Spanish capital can satisfy even the most demanding palates, adding even more flavour to its cuisine. Madrid can be considered a city where one can taste all the different cuisines in the world, as well as Spanish dishes.
Spain's financial and business core, Madrid faces the new millenium as a great 21st-century metropolis, looking into the future while preserving tradition.