Why Visit Madrid? 10 Compelling Reasons to Go to Madrid Now
Madrid is often overshadowed by Barcelona, yet has at least as much to offer the visitor: world-class museums, delectable markets, historic neighborhoods, exciting nightlife, traditional music, friendly people, less touristed venues, sumptuous gardens, impeccable historical credentials, and fantastic day trips (including four World Heritage Sites). If you’re wondering why you should visit Madrid, here are 10 compelling reasons to go to Madrid—now.1. Wander around the Puerta del SolThe Puerta del Sol, or gate of the sun, isn’t the heart of Madrid—it’s the heart of Spain. This is where Kilometer 0 is located, the point from which every main road in the country radiates. Not only is it on the site of a former gate into the city, but it once also housed an infamous subterranean prison. These days, it’s where everyone comes together. Whether for a popular protest or a political speech, people stream here from all corners of Madrid. If you happen to be spending New Year’s…
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