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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.



One of Madrid's most exclusive gourmet dining...

One of Madrid's most exclusive gourmet dining... Editors' Note

One of Madrid’s most exclusive gourmet dining experiences is found at Goya restaurant at The Ritz, a world-class luxury baroque palace turned hotel reposing next to the Prado and the Thyssen Museums in the heart of the city. First created to entertain visiting aristocracy and dignitaries in exquisite style, Goya continues to impress an affluent international crowd with a graceful combination of old-world opulence (there are silver candlesticks on every table) and a gourmet menu of Spanish delicacies based on traditional recipes, prepared with the finest seasonal ingredients. Head of the Goya kitchen is Jorge González, a culinary craftsman highly acclaimed for his creativity and presentation influenced by French and Basque cuisine.

5 Plaza de la Lealtad, Madrid, 28014 Madrid
13:30-15:30,20:30-23:30 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun