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Flying To Madrid With American Airlines

Discover Spain's art-packed, party-mad capital on an American Airlines flight to Madrid. Contemplate El Greco masterpieces in the Prado, snack at authentic tapas bars in La Latina and see the city's squares illuminated when you fly to Madrid with American Airlines.

Be drawn by the Paseo del Arte's trio of world-class galleries

Most legendary of all is the Prado, with its peerless collection of Velázquez, Goya and El Greco originals. Picasso's intricate Guernica hangs out in the Reina Sofía Museum alongside modern masterpieces by Dalí and Miró. The more intimate Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum covers the past 700 years on canvas – from Degas dancers to Rubens paintings.

Join hungry Madrileños on a tapas crawl

On Cava Baja, the hum of chatter drifts from softly lit tapas bars, where wines are paired with mouth-watering olives, cured ham, boquerones (marinated anchovies) and prawns in garlic sauce. From minimalist to chic to bohemian, there's a tapas bar with your name on it.

Take a walk with the family in the Parque del Buen Retiro

Stop to smell the roses in the fragrant Rosaleda, where the fallen angel statue Monumento del Ángel Caído presides. Kids love the rowboats and puppet shows around the lake.

Roam the Royal Palace

Europe's biggest palace, an extravagant blend of baroque and neoclassical styles. A maze of frescoed chambers brings you to the ruby-red throne room, a library sheltering one of the world's largest collections of books and manuscripts, and the royal armory displaying El Cid's armor and his trusty stead. Seek solace—and perfect palace snapshots—in the fountain-dotted Sabatini Gardens.

See monumental Madrid illuminated

Soak up the buzz on the Gran Via boulevard and the arcaded Plaza Mayor. Madrileños meet by the iconic Bear and the Strawberry Tree monument on Puerta del Sol square. Don't miss Miguel de Cervantes' most famous double act, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, on the vibrant Plaza de España.

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More Things to Do in Madrid

Go off the beaten path with American Airlines to discover more things to do in Madrid. Whether you want to barter for second-hand treasures at El Rastro, marvel at Goya's frescoes at San Antonio de la Florida Hermitage, or join the party on Plaza Santa Ana, American is with you every step of the way.

Escape the crowds at tranquil Descalzas Reales Monastery

The shoeless nuns still inhabit the sublimely frescoed convent today. Tour the dormitories, draped with tapestries based on designs by Rubens, and the tranquil cloisters.

Rise early on Sunday to haggle at El Rastro

Pick your way through 3,500 stalls, pausing for sidewalk cañas (drinks) and tapas. Head to Calle Fray Ceferino Gonzales for pets and birds, Calle Carnero for rare and antique books, and Calle San Cayetano for everything art-related.

Enter an Impressionist world at the Sorolla Museum

The former home and studio of Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla Bastida. Sorolla drew inspiration from Granada's Alhambra in designing this mansion, centered on fountain-strewn gardens. The light-flooded museum houses an exquisite collection of Sorolla's Mediterranean beach scenes, drawings and photographs.

Find divine inspiration in San Antonio de la Florida Hermitage

The final resting place of Spanish romantic painter Goya. Sitting by the River Manzanares, the 18th-century chapel is designed on a Greek cross pattern. Gaze up to the dome and you'll be spellbound by Goya's magnificent fresco of the miracle of Saint Anthony of Padua, ringed by a host of angels.

Party like a Madrileño on Plaza Santa Ana

The bright star of Madrid's nightlife scene with its lively tapas bars, pavement terraces and pubs. Bar hop as the mood takes you, or check out a few of our favorites: wood-paneled Cervecería Alemana, a one-time Hemingway haunt; the Penthouse's ultra-chic rooftop terrace for skyline views and cocktails, and cozy jazz den Café Populart.

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