Madrid, premier destination for art-lovers

Between the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid is a premier destination for art-lovers, whether your drug of choice is Dali, Picasso, Goya or Bosch. The royal palace is the third largest in Europe, with 2,000 rooms dripping in Roccoco design. For more down-market fare, head to El Rastro, the biggest flea market on the continent. Madrilenos of all ages and wages flock to broad, sunny squares like the Puerto del Sol or Plaza Mayor, lounging, drinking coffee and nibbling on that incomparable Spanish ham. Swift public transport and a limited number of cars give this city a lively street culture that segues into evenings in countless clubs, bars and music venues – be sure to catch a flamenco performance while you’re there.

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5.3 How green, clean and responsible is Madrid? This rating indicates how much a destination has progressed towards sustainability, based on the scores of 4 themes: Nature, Culture, Green Economy and if there has been developed a policy to maintain the these sustainable efforts in the future, captured in the theme Future Proof. If the destination managed to have a satisfactory level of efforts on all themes, it has received a rating higher than 6 with a green indicator. These best practices are an examples for the destinations with a rating lower than 6. These destinations with an orange or red indicator have a low performance but are working to convert towards a satisfactory sustainability performance in the future.

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  • 3.8Nature

    In this destination you have access to naturem the environment is respected and it is clean and green

    • 4.5scenery
    • 4.0nature
    • 3.0Air quality
  • 6.8Culture

    In this destination the cultural elements like old artefacts, buildings or landscapes are taken care of and respected.

    • 8.5cultural heritage
    • 3.6local character
    • 7.7hospitality
    • 6.5human respect
  • 6.5Economy

    This destination provides means to organisations, inhabitants and visitors to create a green and clean environment (separate waste collection, green energy, climate adaptation)

    • 8.4tourisme sector
    • 5.3green economy
    • 5.7economy & society
  • 4.7Future proof

    This destination is doing its best to be a genuinely responsible, environmentally and economically healthy place now and in the future

    • 10.0green progress
    • 0.0destination certification