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Cultural Capital of Spain
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene. Though the capital city lacks the architectural reputation of Barcelona, there are plenty of historic buildings here to fill your itinerary with. The city’s numerous medieval mansions, royal palaces, and Gothic churches provide a picture-perfect backdrop for everyday life as you holiday in this modern metropolis. Madrid’s world-class chefs create dishes that skillfully blend traditional Spanish cooking with ingredients brought from around the world. There’s something for every palate and budget here, from the famous tapas to gourmet delicacies hard to find anywhere else in the world. Put Madrid at the heart of your travel plans by using our Spain trip itinerary maker app.
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Top Madrid tours
Old Town Madrid Gourmet Tapas and Wine Tasting Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $79
Duration: 120 to 180 minutes
Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $150
Duration: 4 hours
Small-Group Wine Tasting Day Trip from Madrid BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $144
Duration: 6 hours
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