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Madrid's Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

At one point a thriving convent, the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales now is home to only a handful of nuns and primarily operates as a religious museum. First opened to the public in 1960 to help raise funds in support of the convent, the mo... Read More

Palacio Real de Madrid

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

With 2,800 rooms and almost 1.5 million square feet of floor space, the Palacio Real de Madrid is via square footage the largest European palace. Within its walls are extravagances like artwork, fine porcelains, decadent furniture and exquisite... Read More

Museo Reina Sofia

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

As Spainís premier 20th century art museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia was named after the Queen Sofia of Spain. Within its walls, there is an extremely impressive collection of artwork from world-famous artists. One of... Read More

Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas

Jun 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Inaugurated in 1931 and with a seating capacity of around 25,000, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is the most famous bullring in Spain. As one of the nationís pastimes, a trip to Madrid would be incomplete without actually witnessing...... Read More

Museo del Prado

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

The massive Museu del Prado in Madrid, Spain, is home to one of the greatest art collections in the world. With such a huge collection, it can be difficult to determine which prominent pieces one should view, so the museum suggests three differ... Read More

Six Famous Attractions in Madrid

Jun 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Madrid is an elegantly vibrant city full of pleasant people, dining, and sightseeing, making this a prime location for your next vacation. With such an array of places to see, restaurants to dine at and things to do in Madrid, make sure that so... Read More

Bullfighting May Be on the Way Out in Catalan, but Madrid's Las Ventas Perseveres

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Bullfighting was born in Spain centuries ago, and enjoyed many decades of popularity in the Catalan region. This area, however, had its last bull fight at the end of September after it voted to ban the practice a year ago.... Read More

Best Day Parties of 2011

Jul 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Some say "Live easy in the summertime." Others say "Party like you never have before." Join the jet set on a Champagne-powered, high-fashion roundup of the most exclusive day parties of 2011.... Read More

Madrid, Spain: An Insider's Guide to Shopping in the City

Apr 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Maria Martinez

Variety is the essence of shopping in Madrid, as there in no defined style to the retailers and products one might find. It is a city where you find almost everything, particularly if you are seeking the sophisticated, the unique or the eccentric.... Read More

The Top Festivals in Madrid for Summer 2010

May 29, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Summer Festivals: Madrid has a large variety of festivals and concerts going on for summer 2010, check out this round up and be sure to start planning your trip today.
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