The passion of Madrid pours into the daily lives of locals, from art to music and gastronomy to architecture to bring a lively energy, captivating ambiance, and unforgettable culture. Your flight will land at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, where your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival. Trees shade the walkways along the main boulevard of the Gran Via as upscale boutique shops provide lavish window displays beneath the Beaux-Arts architecture. Take a moment to settle into the comforts of your luxurious and centrally located accommodation before venturing out to explore the enchanting city streets.
You will begin in the Mercado de San Miguel as the central market boasts colorful produce and an immediate connection to the cosmopolitan culture of Madrid informed by the rich Spanish tradition. The vaulted wrought-iron ceiling contains the simmering aromas of sizzling onions and garlic, leading to the light scent of oranges and lemons along the produce aisles. Plump grapes promise sweet and juicy bites while pastry display cases feature macaroons and creamy, formed custards. For a perfect introduction into Spanish culture, you can partake in a cooking class and learn how for over 100 years the marketplace has been an established part of the city.