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Madrid's Best, by Patrick López

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Known for elegant boulevards, sprawling manicured parks and fine art museums, Spain’s capital Madrid also has a buzzing cafe and bar scene, which helps make it a superb city-break destination. Madrid's Best is the ideal accompanying travel guide. It’s attractive, easy-to-use and written by a pro author whose inside knowledge enables hand-picking places that won’t disappoint. All content, illustrated by 220+ pics, is original and independent; no recommendations are ads!

First release: December 2018. Latest update: November 2019.

Madrid's Best starts with essential trip-planning information and an overview of key neighbourhoods so you can decide where to stay.

Hand-crafted itineraries then offer first-timers the perfect walking-tour intro to Madrid’s historic core, with its opulent Palacio Real.

Or just dive right in to a section on sights & activities, organised by interest. For art fans there’s the delight of the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza as well as a host of smaller galleries.

Other sections help you to plot Madrid's history; find kid-friendly diversions; succumb to city parks & gardens; and explore its football heritage; including Real Madrid’s splendid Santiago Bernabéu stadium.

More than anything else, though, Madrid is a city to be savoured by wandering streets, hanging out in bars and cafés, sampling tapas, and dancing the night away, as many native madrileños do.

The app will help you live like one by making authentic restaurants tapas bars easy to find, and by suggesting after-hours activities in clubs, theatres and more. But we haven’t forgotten to recommend shops for souvenirs either!

The Author

A travel writer for over 20 years, Madrid-born Patrick López has spent much of his life discovering city delights, from treading world-renowned art galleries to hanging out in tapas bars. Otherwise he can often be found cycling Madrid's surrounding woods and mountains.