Since King Philip II installed the court in Madrid in 1561, making it the capital of the Kingdom of Spain, the city became the epicentre of politics, art, culture, gastronomy and, of course, tourism.
Currently, the capital of Spain receives more than ten million tourists each year, making it one of the most visited cities in the world. It’s no wonder, as Madrid is the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization and offers an immense variety of alternatives for visitors, especially in terms of art and culture. For example, it is the headquarters of the Prado Museum, one of the most prestigious in the world, and is also home to a large number of buildings and constructions of immense patrimonial and artistic importance.
However, Madrid is much more than architecture, buildings and museums. Thanks to its enormous economic and political influence, Madrid offers a developed nightlife known as "la movida madrileña", which, since the adoption of democracy, has experienced an unusual boost with the inauguration of countless bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
The vitality of Madrid is felt in all aspects, be it entertainment, academic, gastronomic, artistic or even sports. Real Madrid, one of the most important football clubs in the world, captures the attention of an immense number of fans who travel to Madrid every year to see its matches.