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Spain's complex capital

Once little more than a Roman way station and Moorish fort, Madrid owes much of its existence to the fickle patronage of the kings of Spain. The city’s transition from sleepy backwater to imperial capital and modern metropolis has been erratic, leaving Madrid with a complex personality. The crowded flea markets of the Rastro, the green spaces of the Retiro, the Habsburg pomp of Los Austrias and the bold vision of the new Reina Sofia museum are just some of the sides of this multi-faceted city.

Cafe de la Palma (8)Rubén Vique / CC BY 2.0

Café La Palma

Café La Palma

A low-key club with live Cuban salsa

A low-key club with live Cuban salsa Editors' Note

Café La Palma is one of the most happening nightspots in Madrid. The friendly and low-key atmosphere draws a crowd of 20 and 30-somethings and has been described as a great date place or hangout to meet with friends.

Live Cuban groups playing salsa music is the most common type of performance at this little nightclub. They have a live stage and showcase different types of bands performing a variety of world music. An area is designated for lounging, furnished with low tables and floor cushions. A bar is located at the front of Cafe La Palma and there is a café located in the club’s centre room. Locals often come here for a laid-back beginning or end to a big night on the town.

Café La Palma
C/ de la Palma 62 Madrid Spain, 28015 Madrid
91 522 50 31
Daily 4pm-3am