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Madrid, the capital of love of life - it is in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula: the capital of Spain, which is not only the geographical and political but also the cultural center of the southern European state. The city is known for its museums and galleries that hold some of the best collections of Spanish and Latin American art in Europe. The city not only invites you to the festivities such as Christmas and New Year's Eve but can also be explored on foot on its wide footpaths and huge parks invite you to relax in between. Finally, it is also known for its nightlife and its churros.

Let yourself be inspired and experience the multifaceted culture and exciting worlds. All tickets and information about the Madrid highlights can be found here on Citytixx. Make your city trip an unforgettable experience and let yourself be seduced by the Madrid flair.


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Madrid - the capital of love of life

Madrid is the capital of Spain and not Barcelona as many think. And of course the city is home to Real Madrid, one of the most famous football clubs in Europe. The city is elegant, full of historical sights and is a dynamic cultural city.

Different countries, different customs - this also applies to meals. In Madrid, dinner is not served until around 9:30 p.m., because the holy hora del aperitivo (aperitif time) begins around 8:00 p.m., during which you treat yourself to a few glasses of wine or sangria and a few tapas.

Today Madrid is one of the most important European metropolises with a little more than three million inhabitants. Most of the city dwellers are newcomers or the children of newcomers. That makes it easy for strangers to feel at home in Madrid.

Attractions in Madrid

The 1,239-meter-long and 94-meter-wide Plaza Mayor is arguably the city's most famous landmark because over the centuries it has served as a venue for markets, bullfights, football matches, theater performances, public exhibitions and the gruesome burnings of alleged heretics at the stake. Today there are many bars and restaurants in the basement of the four-story residential buildings with a total of 237 balconies. Lively events take place here all year round, including an atmospheric Christmas market and the festival in honor of San Isidro, Madrid's patron saint.

The Royal Palace (Palacio Real) is a remarkable building, which is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, but in which the family does not live, but is only used for representation purposes and state receptions. That is why many parts of the Royal Palace are open to the public.

Museums and cultural institutions

Madrid's Art Triangle is on the Paseo del Prado. There are three famous museums on this boulevard: the Museo del Prado, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Museo Reina Sofia. Masterpieces by Picasso, Goya, Velázquez, El Greco and Bosch can be seen in these museums. The collection of the Museo Del Prado art museum includes paintings by Spanish painters as well as works of art by Botticelli, Caravaggio, Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt.

In addition to the museums, Las Ventas is also an eye-cather. It is one of the largest bullrings in the world in the center of the Spanish capital. When bullfights are not taking place, it serves as a venue for concerts and other sporting events. For example, the Davis Cup Final 2008 (tennis) took place here.



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In addition to the historical sights and imposing museums, the city invites you to interesting events. Impressive performances can be seen in various theaters in Madrid throughout the week. The tablaos (flamenco bars) offer a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere. A famous flamenco venue is the Corral de la Morería, the oldest tablao in Madrid.

A very popular cultural event in Madrid is the Madrid en Danza Festival. The Teatros del Canal annually presents the Madrid en Danza Festival, which brings together Spanish and international dance art.

All dates and information are updated daily on Citytixx so that you don't miss any event highlights. Pure culture - on your Madrid trip.

Culinary and pastry specialties

The historic Mercado San Miguel market has been attracting the city's gourmets since 1916 and consists of more than 30 stalls selling fresh fish and seafood, meat, wine, beer, pastries and chocolate. The market opens daily at 10:00 a.m. and closes at midnight and you can enjoy fresh oysters and classic Spanish delicacies such as patatas bravas (potato wedges in a spicy tomato sauce) and gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns).

You should try the delicious churros when you visit Madrid. This pastry specialty is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and tastes best when it is hot and dipped in a thick chocolate sauce. Chocolatería San Ginés is widely recognized as the best place in town for churros and hot chocolate.

Fashion stores and luxury boutiques

"The big street" Gran Vía one of the Madrid sights is a hotspot in the center of Madrid. To this day, there are numerous boutiques, cinemas, ice cream parlors and the most famous theaters in Spain on Gran Vía. El Corte Inglés, Spain's largest department store with famous brands such as Red Valentino, Hugo Boss and Armani Exchange, can also be found here. Those who want to turn night into day will also find a number of nightclubs here.

Highlights in Spain