In Madrid you’re most likely to see authentic flamenco at a tablao (restaurant with a stage) of which there are many. Be prepared to stay after midnight, however, when the star dancers and singers unleash the passion, power and grace.


Spain's great literary legends from the opulent siglo de oro period (1492 – 1681) once called Madrid home. Gongora, Quevedo, Lope de Vega and Miguel de Cervantes, author of the globally celebrated novel Don Quijote de la Mancha all resided here.


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The Culture

Fiery Dances & Death in the Afternoon…

The passion of the Flamenco and the drama of the Corrida de Toros have been part of Spanish culture for centuries. Las Ventas bullring in Madrid is the centre of the bullfight with a season lasting from May to September.

Plaza las Toros Ventas, Madrid


Museo Sorolla, MadridTHE ARTS

In addition to the three major art museums Madrid features many others such as the Museo Sorolla. Visit the famous Valencia artist's house in a central residential area a few minutes by Metro from the historic centre. His trademark works are luminous Levante coast beach scenes, with women in white dresses backed by the azure Mediterranean. You can also see his eccentrically furnished studio, complete with a Turkish sofa on which he took his siesta.

Plaza España Madrid




At the Plaza España Don Quijote leads the way on his epic journey across Spain with Sancho Panza.



The other passion. Real Madrid and Barcelona continue to battle it out in the Spanish football world and the country has become a leader in international tennis.



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