For art and food lovers, a villa holiday in Spain’s capital city, Madrid, is a treat. It is renowned for its multiple exquisite galleries and museums, including the Prado Musuem with its masterpieces by Goya, Velasquez, Rubens and Titian. Delis, cafés, patisseries, markets, bars and restaurants abound in the city and offer an array of mouth-watering food, ranging from local Spanish tapas delicacies such as garlic prawns, croquetas and chorizo in red wine, to international cuisine.
Madrid has a Mediterranean climate so enjoyable days can be spent wandering the beautiful streets and admiring the impressive historic and contemporary architecture, visiting the botanic gardens or stunning parks such as the Casa del Campo with its zoo and lake. Madrid’s many historic plazas are the perfect setting to enjoy a churros con chocolate at a pavement café whilst watching the world go by.
Use your city apartment as a base to discover the soul of Madrid; explore the famous flea markets, visit the multitude of grand and ornate palaces and castles that encapsulate the history of this fascinating city, and in the evening be swept away by the energy of flamenco dancers.