Madrid Revelling lasts long into the night in Spain’s capital (it doesn’t really get going ‘til after ten), and visitors are swiftly addicted to its many charms. With grand avenues, opulent squares and palaces and a real sense of stature, it has an imperial but laid-back Latin charm that rarely fails to move.
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|Flight Time:||2 hours 40|
|Holiday type:||Summer sun, City break|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 14.2°C
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Museo del Prado, one of the world’s finest art galleries, is a cultural mecca in the heart of lush grounds. Millions make an artistic pilgrimage here every year.
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Chantarella on Calle Doctor Fleming is not the place to go for a dose of penicillin but a perfectly cooked baby suckling pig – a real local favourite for a real special occasion.
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The Noche en Blanco – or White Night – is the best time to see the best of Madrid’s nocturnal culture (and there’s a lot of it), every September full moon. Some of the most famous artistic venues in Spain stay open all night.
· Taxi ranks in Madrid are few and far between... it’s easier to hail a cab off the street than spend hours searching for a rank.
· Don’t rely on the citizens of Madrid to be as knowledgeable about English as their counterparts on the Costas. It helps to have a few words of Spanish up your sleeve.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Spain.
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