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Madrid is the very heart of Spain. It is the cultural centre and the capital, from where traditions and history spring forth throughout the land. It is a city built upon Arab foundations from the 9th century, with grand buildings and hidden corners.
Madrid is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, which has successfully advanced into a metropolis, but retained its historic architecture and attractions.
This book takes you on a journey through centuries of Madrid’s history via a series of walks. Each one is themed, from medieval buildings to historic wine taverns.
Find out where artists and writers gathered, and uncover many of the mysteries around Madrid’s past. At the end of your day, eat, drink or sleep in one of the suggested historic restaurants, taverns or hotels.
- Clear maps, times and distances
- Plan your walk by theme • Museum and building opening times
- Historic eating, drinking and hotel suggestions
- Personal guidance from the author