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Known as the most Spanish of Spain’s cities, Madrid is defined as much by its distinct passion for life as it is by its rich history and flourishing art scene. One of the great art capitals of the world, it is home to a wealth of artistic and cultural treasures, boasts an exciting tradition of classic and contemporary fine dining, and a wonderful selection of designer stores, high-end boutiques, and elegant shopping malls. All in all, what’s not to love?

Things to see in Madrid

A great place to start your vacation in Madrid is in the medieval old quarter of Los Austrias. At its center is the grand and imperious Palacio Real, one of the largest royal palaces in Western Europe. Built in the 18th century with the sole aspiration of surpassing the beauty of Versailles, its 2,800 lavishly decorated rooms feature works by masters such as Caravaggio, Velasquez, and Goya. From here take a short amble to Plaza Mayor, where the elegant architecture of this stately main square forms the backdrop to the hustle and bustle of everyday Madrid life. Art lovers should also make time for Madrid's Golden Triangle of art galleries. Situated within walking distance of each other, the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia Museums together hold some of greatest classical and contemporary works of art in the world, including pieces by Spanish masters Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Salvador Dali.

Five-star hotels in Madrid

If it's artfully designed interiors, sumptuous surroundings, and world-class service you’re after, Madrid does not disappoint. From avant-garde designer accommodation, to contemporary boutique hotels, to landmark jewels from the world’s most well-known 5-star hotel chains, there's no shortage of 5-star hotels in Madrid. Indulgence comes as standard with rooftop infinity pools, pampering spa treatments, and spacious opulent suites offering the very best in luxury in-room facilities. Quite a few of the high-end hotels in Madrid have their own Michelin-starred restaurants while a handful at the very top end offer butler services and personalized shopping experiences, the very last word in pampered indulgence.

Where to stay in Madrid

The narrow cobblestone streets of Los Austrias mark the historic heart of the city and are within easy reach of some of the best five-star hotels in Madrid. The smart Salamanca district to the northeast is one of Madrid’s most upscale neighborhoods and home to some of the best hotels. It is also a great spot for indulging in some high-end retail therapy. Its broad avenues lined with luxury labels and designer boutiques form what’s known locally as the Golden Mile, a haven for those in search of that exclusive fashion purchase. Gran Via, the elegant boulevard cutting through the center of Madrid, offers great shopping too and a generous choice of upscale Madrid hotels.

How to get to Madrid

Located just over 8 miles from the center, Madrid’s main international airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. This busy transportation hub also provides links to Madrid Atocha, the city’s main train station where you can catch a high-speed train to cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. In the city itself, taxis are readily available at ranks throughout the city center and can also be hailed down on the street. While many of the hotels in central Madrid provide an airport shuttle service, those lucky enough to stay in one of the city’s more high-end hotels can indulge in the personal convenience of a bespoke limousine service.

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