Madrid - El Retiro & the Art Museums (PDF Chapter)

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The Paseo del Prado, with art galleries, other grand monuments and the city’s botanical gardens in residence, is very much a daytime neighbourhood, one that all but shuts down - at least by Madrid standards - after dark.

  • enjoy the peace and beauty of the Parque del Buen Retiro, one of the most beautiful city parks in Europe.
  • maps
  • marvel at the sheer genius of Picasso as you ponder the many dimensions of Guernica at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
  • transport
  • sample all that’s innovative about the Spanish food revolution at Estado Puro, one of Madrid’s premier tapas bars
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Shopping and Neighbourhood Walk.

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