Made up of three of Europe’s best galleries Madrid is a great place for the Art lover. A sublime and interesting city, Madrid is a great stop for anyone travelling Europe. The place is electric at night with the many tapas bars & nightclubs partying on to the early hours of the morning. An afternoon nap may be just the fuel you need to transition from a day of sightseeing to a night of music and dance.
Madrid is also home to one of the most successful football teams in world history and the trophy laden stadium is a must see for any football fan. The Sol district of the city is the main part of the city’s character full of life and shops & bars to meet everyone’s tastes.
The grandeur of the plaza is due in large part to the warm colours of the uniformly ochre apartments, with 237 wrought-iron balconies offset by the exquisite frescoes of the 17th-century Real Casa de la Panadería. The present frescoes date to just 1992 and are the work of artist Carlos Franco, who chose images from the signs of the zodiac and gods (eg Cybele) to provide a stunning backdrop for the square. The frescoes were inaugurated to coincide with Madrid’s 1992 spell as the European Capital of Culture.
Few people would ever guess that a 2200-year-old Egyptian temple exists in the center of Madrid. Yet the Templo de Debod is in no way a Vegas-style replica of an Egyptian monument — its origins trace as far back as the 2nd century BCE to the ancient city of Meroë on the east bank of the Nile. Dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis and the god Amun of Thebes, this temple is believed to have been the sacred site where Isis gave birth to the sky god Horus, according to some authors of myth and legend.