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  • Green Madrid.

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    … Madrid. Amazing as it may seem, there are several places in Madrid where you can forget you're in a major city. Amid the busy roads and the buildings there are plenty of spots where you can enjoy some fresh air, nature and peace and quiet. The Spanish capital's parks and gardens are a welcome surpri…

  • The Prado Museum, a visit not to be missed.

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    … Madrid. This is Spain’s most visited museum, and one of the world’s finest art galleries. If you like art, then this place is not to be missed. At the Prado Museum you can see works by the great masters of painting. Standing before them, you will be thrilled and you may even lose all notion of time.…

  • The Strawberry Train.

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    … Aranjuez. Madrid. The historic town and UNESCO World Heritage site of Aranjuez lies just 48 kilometres from Madrid. There’s no better time to visit than in spring: its famous gardens are full of colour and you can also enjoy an entertaining journey on board the Strawberry Train. The Strawberry Train…

  • The festivities of San Isidro in Madrid.

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    … Madrid. The festivities in honour of San Isidro offer a unique chance to see Madrid at its most typical. They are held in May, and are a time when the chulapos and goyescos (inhabitants of the city dressed in the traditional costume of Madrid) take to the streets to enjoy themselves with music, danc…

  • Madrid to suit every budget.

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    … Madrid. Madrid is the ideal city for enjoying the popular custom of “going out for tapas”: this consists of moving from one bar to another with your friends and enjoying delicious bite-sized portions of typical local specialities (potato omelette, spicy fried potatoes in sauce, croquettes, squid, co…

  • Madrid: culture for all the family.

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    … Madrid. You'll find Madrid is the perfect place to arrange a cultural visit with your family. Many of its museums offer special services to guarantee enjoyment for both young and old. The Reina Sofía Art Centre organises children’s workshops, sometimes including a puppet show. If you like painting, …

  • Sports-mad Madrid.

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    … Madrid. In Madrid, football fans can live their dream by walking on the turf of a legendary football pitch, visiting the changing rooms, and sitting on the bench as though you were about to manage a game. You can do all this in the stadium of the Real Madrid football club, where other options includ…

  • Cultural day out in Madrid.

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    … Madrid. You can do a lot of things in one day in Madrid. You can visit the largest art gallery in Spain and stroll around the gardens and halls in the Royal Palace, and enjoy a range of gastronomic delights. These are just a few of the options available on a route through the city centre during a sh…

  • Discovering the Region of Madrid.

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    … Madrid. Madrid has much to offer visitors: culture, art, leisure… and much more, even outside the big city. Here we suggest four destinations less than 50 kilometres from the city of Madrid where you can see for yourself. They are Alcalá de Henares, Aranjuez, Chinchón and San Lorenzo de El Escorial …

  • The "Art Route", a world of painting within easy reach.

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    … Madrid. Mark a route that travels through the past, present and future of painting. The result is Madrid's "Art Route". Spain's capital has three of the world's most important collections: the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía National Museum. All three have recently ex…

  • Come to Spain – and viva football!.

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    … In Spain, football itself and all football fans are still caught up in the post-match fiesta. Millions of people are celebrating the Spanish national team's victories in the World (2010) and European Cups (2012 and 2008). This outstanding double success makes the whole atmosphere surrounding this sp…

  • Golf in Spain's World Heritage Cities.

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    … Thirteen unique cities and golf courses to enjoy. Spain's World Heritage Cities are a good alternative when it comes to planning a golfing holiday. You can enjoy your favourite sport and also discover monuments that will leave you speechless. Seeing is believing: Spain is perfect for golfers who als…

  • Botanical Gardens.

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    … The exclusive world of the plants protected in Spain’s botanical gardens invites you to take an extraordinary trip through the most breathtaking and diverse flora on the planet. Their locations in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia, Cordoba and Tenerife make these gardens a high qual…

  • Spain's European Heritage.

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    … The European Heritage Label is awarded to those places, monuments or cultural properties that have played a key role in Europe's common history. Spain's inclusion on the list was a foregone conclusion. This trip will take you to see the Spanish sites that have this label and will give you an idea of…

  • Water parks, refreshing fun for the summer.

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    … Water, sun and fun. How would you like to enjoy this unbeatable combination with your family? Come to one of the many water parks in Spain and take the opportunity to share a wonderful day of fun with your children, packed with laughter, thrills and games. Spain in summer is the ideal place to enjoy…

  • Velázquez, “the painters’ painter”.

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    … A unique and timeless master. A painter chosen by Philip IV of Spain to portray his family. A specialist in depicting light and shade. We are speaking of Diego Velázquez, the 17th-century Spanish painter whose incomparable paintings can be found in art galleries all over the world. However, the grea…

  • The “Movida” in Spain (between about midnight and about 4 am).

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    … If you’re a night owl, this is when you’ll find the maximum opportunity for partying. Here are a few ideas to guide you when you set out to enjoy Spain’s “movida” in the top cities for nightlife. Madrid. Madrid comes alive at night, and especially at the weekend. Discos, bars, cafés and fashionable …

  • The latest avant-garde architecture in Spain.

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    … Strolling around the streets of many cities in Spain you'll notice that innovation and design are to be found in more and more of its buildings. Famous architects such as Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava, Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and Rafael Moneo have chosen Spain to build their latest works. He…

  • Spain's main squares.

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    … The Plaza Mayor is the “living room” for Spain's towns and cities. They are majestic, welcoming places, overflowing with life. When you discover them you will see that their special architecture sets them apart from other main squares to be found in Europe. They are a place for social encounters, bu…

  • Madrid, a privileged cultural destination.

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    … Madrid. If you want to get to know Spain and Spanish culture, then Madrid is a destination not to be missed. This is not simply on account of the Prado Museum, one of the world’s finest art galleries. This capital city is a living reflection of the diversity and variety that are so characteristic of…

  • Science museums in Spain: touching allowed!.

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    … Would you like to have fun while you learn all about yourself and the world around you? Spain's Science Museums offer the chance to enjoy yourself while you discover, in a simple, entertaining and totally interactive way, all the mysteries of nature, human beings and the universe. You'll find out wh…

  • Spain's most essential museums.

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    … Madrid's golden trio. When it comes to art, Spain is an absolute must. Its museums are home to some of the greatest collections in the world, and are chance to enjoy some of the great geniuses and masterpieces of universal painting. Starting with the Prado and moving on to the Guggenheim Bilbao, her…

  • Spain's maritime museums: discover the secrets of the oceans.

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    … Are you interested in the seas and oceans? Would you like to get to know their secrets and discover the history of navigation? If so, then you are in luck. In Spain there are a host of naval and maritime museums awaiting you. Come and see galleons, submarines, shipwreck remains, objects recovered fr…

  • Operas wrapped up in gold.

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    … Spain presents opera with a golden lining. These are the theatres themselves. They will make sure you enjoy the show to the full, in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Oviedo, and Bilbao. A wide range of first-class opera, and unique settings for you to enjoy the art in every sense. Come to Spain and disc…


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