Madrid – The True Spanish Identity

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Unjustifiably in the shade of Barcelona for centuries this legendary city of conquistadors and Spanish royalty proves to be one of the hottest travel destinations Europe has to offer. Serving as a great opportunity to lose your mind in some of the most provocative clubs in Europe as well as to learn about breathtaking historical heritage. Anyone curious enough to come and visit Madrid leaves with a mind full of memories and heart fulfilled with Spanish spirit. Be prepared to fall in love with the “True Espana” as their residents defiantly call their home.

The home of bullfighting fiesta

Madrid was founded in the 9th century AD after the time of Arabian invasions. According to legend, Madrid was founded by Ocno Bianor (son of King Tyrrhenian of Tuscany and Mantua) and was named “Metragirta” or “Mantua Carpetana”. Today’s name of the city comes from the name of a fortress built on the Manzanares River and means “Place of abundant water” in Arabic. A wider number of theories have been formulated on possible earlier origins. After many centuries of fighting the invaders and great colonial glory the Spain and Madrid, in particular, gave up weapons and started fighting in terms of tourism with their neighbors. In recent years, Madrid was the fourth most-visited city in Europe and the first in Spain (usually overthrowing Barcelona as 1th or replacing the 2nd place with Catalonian capital). With almost seven million tourists each year and numerous undocumented wild guests this thriving tourist paradise is also the place where epic Madrid stag do weekends occur. It is also the seat of the World Tourism Organization and the International Tourism Fair – FITUR. 

Unlike in some cities – where an ancient heart is surrounded by rings of ever more contemporary buildings – to walk through the center of Madrid is to walk through its history: decorative 18th-century palaces sit alongside imposing 19th-century buildings, Art Deco skyscrapers, concrete Modernist blocks and 21st-century glass-and-steel interventions. From Baroque palaces to leaning towers there will be something for everyone’s taste. The absolute must-see landmark would be Royal Palace
that stands as a testament to the time when Spain dominated Europe politically, culturally and militarily. Paseo del Prado and Crystal Palace are some of the breathtaking and unique structures that can’t be seen anywhere else in Europe.
Palacio de Cibeles is a statuesque building that mixes regional Spanish influences with a Gothic-revival style. One of the most photographed spots for tourists and arguably the most picturesque building of Madrid.

There are numerous modern landmarks that can be found in the shade of historically rich parts of the city that breath with remnants of once glorious Spanish empire.


Bustling fun options during both day and night

Nightlife in Madrid serves many opportunities for an intriguing weekend in Europe. As you might have already guessed this is a final destination for millions of partygoers every year. Not only that the Madrid wins over Barcelona and Valencia in terms of the sheer number of visitors, but also with the possibilities for low budget fun. Thousands of charming open cafes and cozy pubs can sometimes be just enough for a pleasant visit to the Spanish capital. But of course, no great party is complete without the chance of partying long into the night and sometimes even for days without the pause. That might be the sole reason Madrid stag do weekend is such a popular choice. 

Daytime usually starts for most of the visitors with a guided tour to worlds most successful football club, the legendary Real Madrid. It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of this beautiful game or not the experience of seeing the architectural masterpiece that is Santiago Bernabéu stadium will be a life-changing event.
From there you can take Open air bus tour with unlimited drinks back to the city which will cost as much as the regular bus but only with five times the fun and comfort! You can prolong your excitement with some of the adrenaline-fueled activities such as Bungee Jumping or Cable Skiing. But, if you prefer somewhat less exciting activities there is always a chance for fun with Laser-tag and hilarious Bubble football. There are numerous activities to fill your daytime with laughter and joy as you wait for a party to start as the night falls. Surely, it’s hard to beat Ibiza as the party capital of Spain, but come in the Spanish capital and see with your own eyes the tremendous club scene that made millions of visitors satisfied.

It is hard to tell where is the epicenter of Madrid’s nightlife since many quarters of the city hide those provocative fun attractions. The nocturnal fauna flourishes in Malasaña as well as Lavapiés, Austrias, Castellana, and the Salamanca neighborhood. From Rap, Jazz and Rock and Roll to Electro-dance events these neighborhoods attract millions of visitors every weekend in hope for unforgettable nighttime. Anyone who can afford reservations for some of the famous clubs in these quarters has already put its “Madrid party” on the next level. The provocative style of Madrid’s nightlife will demand somewhat more spending but don’t be discouraged since there is always a place for every size of a wallet. Be sure to organize your stay wisely since there will be too many things to cover and just a few days to experience it all…

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