Convento de las Descalzas Reales
The grim, prisonlike walls of this one-time palace keep modern Madrid at bay and offer no hint that behind the sober plateresque facade...
Iglesia de San Ginés
Due north of Plaza Mayor, San Ginés is one of Madrid’s oldest churches: it has been here in one form or another since at least the 14th...
Four-week Spanish language courses start at €475.
Teatro Joy Eslava
The only things guaranteed at this grand old Madrid dance club (housed in a 19th-century theatre) are a crowd and the fact that it’ll be...
Casa Labra has been going strong since 1860, an era that the decor strongly evokes. Locals love their bacalao and ordering it here –...
Lonely Planet review
Wandering around central Madrid, it’s easy to imagine that flamenco outfits have been reduced to imitation dresses sold as souvenirs to tourists. That’s why places like Maty matter. Here you’ll find dresses, shoes and all the accessories that go with the genre, with sizes for children and adults. It also does quality disguises for Carnaval. These are the real deal, with prices to match, but they make brilliant gifts.