Effortlessly cool yet uncommonly welcoming, Madrid has many faces. Lazy café mornings spill over into unhurried lunchtime feasts, while shady park naps reinvigorate you for intoxicating flamenco and late hot nights. Bringing out the unique character of each barrio, from gritty backstreets to exquisite art galleries, this guide will help you weave your way through the plazas, palaces and 3am traffic jams like a true Madrileño.Explore hidden gems and try tasty tapas treats with our easy-to-follow walking tours. Go Shopping – find the street that suits your style with our area-by-area guide. Drink Deeply at tiled tabernas, swanky designer bars and balmy terraces – follow our resident author to the city’s best nightspots. Dine Out using our expert restaurant recommendations. Sleep Soundly at the hottest hostels or boutique palaces – reviews for every taste and budget. Escape – high-speed it to Córdoba, trek into the sierras or step back in time in Toledo.