Madrid is one of the best destinations for adventurous foodies on a budget. From the dizzying array of cheap tapas available at bars around the city to the inexpensive comforts of a simple jamon and cheese sandwich to the decadent delights of freshly-fried churros dipped in thick hot chocolate, the country packs a big culinary punch, even for those without a lot of euros to throw around.
If you’re keen to sample some ‘typical Spanish’ culture (as the Spanish themselves call it) but the idea of a tourist-tacky flamenco show doesn’t appeal, head to sherry bar La Venencia to familiarise yourself with this traditional tipple.
If the frenetic pace of the Spanish capital’s nightlife gets the better of you, head to one of Madrid’s many parks the following day for some vital relaxation.
Madrid is known for its vibrant nightlife and has one of the most lively bar and club scenes in the world. If you are interested in exploring this side of Madrid a great neighbourhood to make your stomping ground while visiting is Malasaña.