The majestic city of Madrid


The ancient Temple of Debod, which was originally built in Egypt, was dismantled and relocated in Madrid as a donation from the Egyptian state to Spain in 1968.

The winner and partner of the The Star-Qatar Airways La Liga Contest 2015 will be treated to a trip of a lifetime to the wonderful city of Madrid, Spain.

Amidst an extensive subway network, cutting-edge modern concert halls and bustling business districts, expect to see historical monuments all over the city.

Home to the Royal Family for centuries, get a breathtaking view of the Royal Palace from the Egyptian Debod Temple, which was donated by the Egyptian government to the city in 1968.

At the Royal Opera Theatre, relish its nostalgia while partaking its classy and delectable snack Café Oriental. Also head over to Retiro Park while you frolic under the sun with the locals at the playground of Spanish monarchs, once upon a time.

The Plaza Mayor holds many gems waiting to be discovered.

From secret squares to quaint churches tucked away in every corner, or, above a flight of stairs, you will be delighted to find unique restaurants sprawling all over the city, including the recently renovated San Miguel market.

Be sure to visit the market to dine on gourmet delicacies in a chic ambience.

Art and culture are central to Madrid life. The city has 73 museums but three of them are a must-see, not only for their incredible collections, but their unique locations that form the golden art triangle.

Firstly, the Prado Museum is the home to most Spanish masterpieces. If you are looking for Goya, Velazquez or El Greco, this is a place you must come.

Second, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum hosts an incredible European painting collection from the 13th to the 20th century. And finally, the Reina Soia Museum focuses on Modern Art, including Dali, Picasso, or Miró. Guernica is among the classics.

When the sun goes down visitors can enjoy a range of nightlife activities in Madrid filled with traditional pubs, indie music clubs, and glamorous chic discos. Barrio De Las Letras are popular among foreigners, with bars, pubs, and clubs playing all kinds of music on the streets around Calle Huertas.

To add more spice to the trip, visitors can make their way to the legendary venues where Spanish artists have played, such as Sala Caracol, Galileo Galilei and Siroco. One can also visit the place where Flamenco has lived including Corraldela Morería , Casa Patas, Las Carboneras.

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