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Palacios, Plazas, Puertas & Parques

Issue 06

Dear 360Traveller,

Welcome to our sixth edition of 360TG Views, News & Reviews.

As ever, our mission is to inform, intrigue and inspire you to see the world around you. Thanks to our unique 360 degree panoramic images we take you to all the best places in the world and give you the very latest views & reviews from both you, our readers, and our photographers on location.

David Beckham may well have hung up his boots at Real Madrid, saying adios to this Castilian capital to play football at LA Galaxy. Fair enough ... who wouldn't be tempted by a $10m pay packet? We think though David is going to miss all that this great European city has to offer - food, fashion, style and the many museums - ok, maybe not everything. This capital city has something for everyone and, if you can stand the heat, come in August and you'll have the city to yourself as the Madrileños flock to the coast.

... so this month, we give you our essential guide to Madrid

Europe’s highest capital (2,188 feet) is a fascinating collection of contrasting neighbourhoods.

On a fleeting visit, don’t miss the wonderful collections that fill the Prado or the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Velázquez portraits, Goya frescos and haunts once frequented by Cervantes seem to crop up everywhere you look.

Whet your appetite in a tiled tapas bar before joining the locals as they dine out late. Set your pulse racing with the sounds of jazz, rock, salsa and flamenco in the fashionable clubs around Chueca and Malasaña. 

Then soothe away that hangover in the gardens of Retiro Park, a family-friendly space, like that of Casa del Campo, where ponds, fountains and Punch and Judy shows wait to distract.


Take a virtual stroll around the major sites of Madrid
with our 360CITYpackTM

Madrid Virtual Tour

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Pressed for time?
Take a quick tour of some of our Madrid highlights.

Not sure when to travel?
Check out the Madrid Climate to help you decide.

Madrid Climate Chart

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Madrid, Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor

Madrid, Museo del Prado
Museo del Prado
Madrid, El Rastro
El Rastro
Madrid, Parque del Retiro
Parque del Retiro

Madrid, Teatro Real
Teatro Real

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