Spain’s largest city and capital, Madrid holds a cultural and artistic heritage like no other. Countless cathedrals, palaces, and medieval architecture decorate this stunning city, dazzling buildings sitting casually alongside the city’s boutiques, bars and eateries. An art-lovers treasure trove, use your time in the capital to brush up on your creative history at the El Prado museum, or pop down to the Reina Sofia and take in the magnificent Guernica, Picasso’s most famous painting. After that, take one of the Madrid day tours to the Bernabéu Stadium, home of the Real Madrid Football Club, or try your hand at some authentic flamenco dancing. Famed the world over, Madrid’s nightlife scene is not to be sniffed at either. With an abundance of things to do in Madrid, there’s never a dull moment here.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.