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  • Dalí: Alive in Spain’s museums.

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    …Salvador Dalí is a master of surrealism and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Why not explore the places where he lived and painted, and discover the most interesting museums that exhibit his work? These are unusual spaces that can only be found in Dalí’s native Spain, where t…

  • Gastronomic routes in Madrid.

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    …Madrid. Discover Madrid through its gastronomy. From simple home-style recipes to the most elaborately prepared menus in luxury restaurants, there is a huge variety on offer in the Spanish capital. We would also invite you to take part in a tradition that forms part of the life of the city - going o…

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

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    …Madrid. Follow a route that travels through the past, present and future of painting. This is Madrid's 'Art Route'. Spain's capital is home to three of the world's most important art collections: the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía National Museum. Madrid is not only …

  • Gastronomy in the Sierra Norte region of Madrid.

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    …Madrid. Among landscapes of pine and beech trees, rivers, traditions, churches and city walls, you'll find some of the most authentic flavours in the Madrid Region. Its dishes will reveal a great deal about this region, as a place where nature and good food are inextricably entwined. Come and spend …

  • 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 …

  • 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.…

  • In the land of castles: Madrid and Castile-Leon.

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    …Castles are a vital part of Spain's historic and artistic heritage. A journey through Castile-Leon and Madrid will give you the chance to see some of the most important and representative examples of Spanish defensive architecture, including medieval fortresses that are now hotels, museums, cultural…

  • Caixa Forum, the most entertaining museum.

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    …Madrid. At the Caixa Forum in Madrid, which offers numerous activities for all ages, you’ll discover one of the most entertaining museums in Spain to visit with your family. You’ll love the workshops where, for example, children can build contraptions related to the temporary exhibitions on display …

  • The fascinating spectacle of a flamenco "tablao".

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    …Flamenco is a truly Spanish art. To feel the passion and energy it transmits is an extraordinary experience. Visit a tablao (flamenco club) and experience this "universal" art, whose roots lie in the deepest of Spanish feeling. Tablaos are clubs dedicated to Flamenco dance and song. They are the bes…

  • 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…

  • Spain, a family destination.

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    …Spain is the ideal place for a holiday with all the family. Come and discover a warm, welcoming country with the best infrastructure for families, where the little ones will be looked after like nowhere else. The notion of family has a deep-rooted importance in the Spanish way of life, and you will …

  • 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…

  • Sierra Norte de Madrid Marine Resort: activities for everyone.

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    …Madrid. There's no longer any excuse for not doing watersports in Madrid. Just a few kilometres outside the city in the Sierra Norte region you'll find the very first inland marine resort. Come and visit, and enjoy some of the multiple activities on offer organised by the companies in the area. For …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Haute cuisine in Spain.

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    …Cuisine as an artistic creation to delight the senses –this is the way gastronomy is seen in Spain. A range of five-star culinary attractions offering a world of tastes, presentation, aroma, textures, colour... Dishes by chefs such as Adrià, Arzak, Berasategui, Ruscalleda, Santamaría, Subijana and R…

  • 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 towns and villages of the Sierra Norte region in Madrid.

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    …Madrid. We invite you to discover four unique destinations, where every corner has its own special charm. These are the towns and villages of the Sierra Norte region in Madrid, with their picturesque alleyways and monumental sites, and all surrounded by a genuinely enchanting rural atmosphere. Paton…

  • Tapas, exquisite flavours to suit every taste.

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    …A day spent sampling tapas is an unbeatable way to experience Spanish culture and savour the charms of its bars and taverns. Tapas are an exquisite, varied and choice example of popular gastronomy which allows you to share a variety of dishes and try a wide range of different products. All the taste…

  • The finest dishes… from Spain's museums.

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    …Savouring a delicious recipe by one of Spain's most prestigious chefs is always a delight. However, if you happen to be enjoying it after looking at some of the world's most important works of art, then the idea becomes irresistible. Find out which of Spain's main museums, besides famous paintings a…

  • Partying all night long (after about 4 am).

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    …You can party all night long in Spain, even once the sun has come up. Here are a few ideas to guide you when you set out to enjoy a night out on the town in some of the top Spanish cities for nightlife.  . Madrid. Although any time in Madrid is a good time for dancing and meeting people, you’ll find…

  • Dad, where do animals live?.

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    …How many panda bears have your children seen? How many koalas apart from in cartoons? And snakes that aren't from films? They probably don't even think white tigers exist, nor imagine that a panda eats more than ten kilos of bamboo every day. You neither? Then you have various reasons for visiting t…