Madrid…

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Visiting Madrid for a long weekend is super fun for your inner culture vulture with classic architecture lining the streets and wonderful winding cobbled streets enticing you off the main thoroughfares to explore at every turn.

The wonderful Prado is currently hosting an exhibition of Goya

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Across the road is the ever beautiful location The Ritz Madrid, perfect for an elegant and luxurious pitstop with a café con leche or perhaps one of their signature cocktails. 

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Madrid is also foodie heaven and the streets are littered with artisan bakeries, cafes and delis 

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Not to mention the fabulous Mercado de San Miguel - the indoor food market with everything from Spanish tapas, olives and oysters to vino tint and bubbles galore, you simply won’t want to leave.

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Loved their upscaled lighting feature making use of the distinctive blue bottles of Solán de Cabras water.  

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If shopping is your vice then you certainly won’t be disappointed from the fabulous Zara flagship store on Grand Via (photo below) to local boutiques and the ubiquitous El Corte Ingles.

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Wandering and meandering along the streets there are stunning details worth doing your own mini photo shoot everywhere, below is a monastery with lovely original wooden doors just around the corner from the main shopping area. 

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Viva Espana!