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Why Go?

Stately surroundings: A city of majestic plazas, grand avenues, and the Retiro park

Boom in style hotels and hip restaurants—finally catching up with style-conscious Barcelona

Spain's exalted artistic history covered in three great museums: Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofía, with sci-fi extensions by starchitects Nouvel and Moneo

What To Skip

Dinner at 8. This is Spain—nobody eats before 10

What For:

Arts + Culture, Design + Architecture, Family, Food + Wine, Luxury

When To Go:

May, September, October


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