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Less is more ... rather than overwhelming you with volumes of travel tips, here is a specific list of exclusive recommendations with Mr & Mrs Crystal's stamp of approval.

bars

Museo Chicote

The bar where Ernest Hemingway, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly hung out, this landmark spot has been a hit with Madrid’s movers and shakers for decades. The city's beautiful people still adore Chicote as one if its best cocktail bars. Old school Spanish art-deco design and a chilled vibe continues to cater for the high-spirited crowd. A late night scene for socialites and in-vogue Madrileños.

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 View Map ... Gran Vía 12, Madrid, Spain
Café Marula

A huge enticement in the old La Latina neighbourhood is the funky Café Marula. The summer terrace is a magnet for cool locals rubbing to air kiss and rub elbow during late balmy evenings. Live jazz and funk also spice up the evening at this popular bar.

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 View Map ... 3 Calle Caños Viejos, Madrid, Spain
The Penthouse

The Penthouse’s rooftop bar, which has a magnificent view of Plaza Santa Ana, is an ideal setting for cocktails, serving exquisite lavender margaritas and black mojitos. The Penthouse invites you to live the high life and flaunts the most spectacular view of Madrid.

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 View Map ... Plaza Santa Ana 14, Madrid, Spain
Suite Café Club

This is one for the hip clique … fashionistas congregate on the outdoor terrace during the warmer months, but the real action takes place inside – a winning combination of a café/restaurant downstairs and a lustrous dance floor upstairs. Take your sunglasses and your best high heels.

 View Map ... Virgen De Los Peligros 4, Madrid, Spain

what we think

Madrid offers a vibrancy and energy of its own. It is Europe’s highest, greenest and sunniest capital with lush parks and world class museums. Sleep is enjoyed as a mid-afternoon siesta as at night time the city buzzes with overflowing tapas bars and plazas filled with live music. After the heat of the day, the dry warmth of the night makes an alfresco lifestyle essential. In addition to the famous sights, you will enjoy getting lost in one of Madrid’s many quirky local neighbourhoods where you’ll find anything from flamenco shows to graffiti-sprayed tapas bars – there’s always something to discover around the next corner.