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Gregarious and sophisticated, Madrid is also Spain's political and economic hub. The Spanish capital is a city of barrios, or quarters, each of which revels in its own individuality. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Guide Explore Madrid, the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing easy-to-follow routes around the city.
Inside Explore Madrid:
Discover the city's unique attractions, from the world-class museums of the Prado and the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia to the green oasis of the Parque del Buen Retiro.
Experienceel tapeo, the 'tapas crawl' and Madrid's fascinating nightlife.
Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to Madrid's cuisine, entertainment and nightlife, shopping and key historical dates.
Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets.
Pull-out map with useful plotted routes.
Evocative photography captures Madrid's royal architecture and sophisticated cultural life.
About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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