Spain's capital, Madrid, is the largest Spanish city and is famous for rich cultural and artistic heritage and festivals. Home to the Real Madrid football club and a vibrant nightlife, Madrid dubbed the party capital of Europe. Considered the major financial center of Southern Europe, Madrid has been ranked the 10th most livable city in the world. Madrid hotels offer a variety of options to travelers, ranging from budget hotels to the ultimate luxurious resorts.
Madrid Quick Picks and Tips
The most popular convention location is the Feria de Madrid that hosts several international conventions including the European Outline Convention and the Internet Marketing Convention.
Try the Callos a la Madrileña at Botin on Calle Cuchilleros, a restaurant that has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest operating restaurant in the world. The restaurant was a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway.
Major Point of Interest
Guests at hotels in Madrid can enjoy a meal and a performance by renowned international flamenco musicians and dancers at Corral de la Moreria on Calle de Bailen.
Visit the Sol, Salamanca, and Chueca districts for specialty boutiques, upscale brands, and modern stores. The El Rastro is Madrid's biggest flea market, open Sundays only. This is a busy market offering everything from local produce to handmade crafts.
The Santiago Bernabeu, the home of local soccer club Real Madrid, is one of the most popular clubs in the world. Experience a traditional Spanish bullfight at the Las Ventas bullfighting arena from March through October. In the off-season, the arena hosts festival events and concerts.