What to do in Madrid

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In Madrid, everything starts late - so take it despacito and savour a cafe con leche in Plaza Mayor as you plan your day through the capital. 

For starters, head to The Prado to discover a breathtaking collection of European masterpieces, then peek at Spanish royal treasures in the Palacio Real, and enjoy a bike ride around the beautiful Retiro Park.

For Madrileños, lunch is the most important meal - so feast on hearty Spanish classics like paella, eggs with jamon iberico, calamari sandwiches and tortilla de patatas served up by a flirty Spanish waiter. 

If you’re planning to party with the locals,  you now need a siesta. Madrid comes alive in the evening, and a night out won’t end before sunrise. All the cool kids hang out in Malasaña, the trendy district packed with quirky shops, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.