Spain’s capital is at its most lively after dark. Flamenco, opera and all things in between provide the soundtrack to music-loving Madrid, so sit back, order some tapas and settle in to the rhythm of the night. The city’s charming squares are full of locals of all ages socialising all night long, so do as the locals do and enjoy some people-watching.
During the day, explore the fantastic boutiques and museums and wander the attractive Retiro Park. Madrid’s quaint bars are welcoming little hideaways to take a little time out in the sunshine. The 19th-century Hospes Madrid is located at the Plaza de la Independencia, next to the Retiro Park, and is perfectly located for those who want to explore the best of Madrid.