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You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK on Eurostar.
You'll arrive here if travelling from the UK, via Paris.
Tapas, museums, majestic palaces…the Spanish capital is sure to entertain.
No trip to Madrid is complete without tucking in to tapas. The capital is full of places to feast on some potatas bravas or deep-fried bacalao.
La Latina and the streets surrounding the Plaza Mayor are the best places to go to enjoy a variety of tapas bars.
Mercado de San Miguel is an early 20th-century market. Here the old market stalls have been replaced with delicatessen-style bars serving take away tapas.
Casa Revuelta may be stuck in the 70s and run by an octogenarian but the deep-fried bacalao is the best for miles.
Calle de la Cava Baja has to be the best street in the city for tapas, there's more bars than you can shake a stick at.
If money is no object, take a walk down the museum-rich Paseo del Prado and, in particular, pay a visit to Estado Puro. This chic restaurant is famous for its Tortilla Espanola XXI - served in a glass...interesting!
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