From the historical Plaza Mayor to the unique Prado Museum, Madrid is a city brimming with culture. The masterpieces of some of the world´s most respected artists, including Goya, Velázquez and Picasso are housed in the city´s world famous “Big Three” art museums.
The capital is full of smaller museums and galleries, offering everything from traditional art to the best in contemporary sculpture and design. It´s not just the art that is breathtaking -the many royal and historic monuments along with many buildings, spanning centuries of Spanish architecture, contribute to making Madrid one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe.
But there is more to Madrid than just art and beautiful buildings. Music and dance can be found in every corner of the city, with big name performers, Broadway theater shows and classical ballet adding to the buzzing local art and cultural scene. Madrid´s combination of art, music, performance and design make it one of the world´s great cultural capitals.
"Madrid has a beautiful blend of culture and modernity. Its beautifully carved, archaic buildings are home to the latest fashion brands and night clubs. Everywhere you go you see bits of history intermingled with the modern world."
Allan Werner Reichenbach
"I have had the opportunity to visit lots of small pueblos around Madrid and went to visit other cities in Europe as well. Inside the city I had lots of cultural information by going to all the museums such as Reina Sofia, Prado, Thyssen, and just by walking on the streets I could feel the real Spanish way of life."
"I would highlight the diversity and the variety of options that exist in Madrid. For every budget, mood and personality there is always something to do and discover. Besides, the city is very passionate thus you feel alive and excited to live here and to experience this amazing city."
Jose Manuel Grimaldo
"Regarding Madrid’s cultural life, I’d highlight the independence existing in the streets, each person lives in their own way. Madrid is, in a few words, a city for everyone, no matter their age, sex, or nationality. […] I believe Madrid is a very complete city in every aspect."
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