The fascinating city of Madrid carries mesmerizing energy through the bustling streets filled with museums filled with masterpieces by Goya and Velázquez, as well as restaurants serving the local community for centuries fostering what many gastronomes believe to be the culinary centerpiece of Europe. The architecture captures the splendor of time with medieval mansions, royal palaces, and extravagant Baroque designs dating back to the Belle Époque showcasing how Madrid has no singular classic monument and instead glistens with a backdrop of urban wonderment.
Your flight will land at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon arrival. The city will swirl around you as you settle into the comforts of your luxurious accommodations. A warm introduction to Madrid takes place on the Gran Via, the center of the city often referred to as the “Spanish Broadway,” due to the number of theaters once situated on the nearly one-mile long avenue. 20th-century architecture decorates the skyline and sidewalks with Vienna Secession, Plateresque, Neo-Mudéjar, an Art Deco styles captured in the iconic Metropolis Building. Settle in and then wander the streets a bit before an early night as you get ready for what is ahead.