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BEFORE YOU GO Toledo is the most visited city in Madrid’s vicinity

MADRID SUBWAY Madrid Subway is a comprehensive guide to travelling through the city. It offers an official map of the Madrid subway along with a helpful guide of all subway lines, station locations and destinations in the capital. Available:

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MADRID MAP & WALKS This app comes with a detailed and fully functional map to help you explore the city and locate sights through guided walks featuring the best Madrid has to offer, from world famous attractions to hidden gems. Available:

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MADRID MAP & WALKS This app provides pictures, info, and a brief review of all the top clubs, bars and restaurants in the city so you can choose the venue to suit your mood. Available:

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high street shops can be found on Gran Via and Calle Fuencarral. Calle Serano also offers a selection of cool bars and restaurants, but you’ll be rewarded with some hidden gems if you’re willing to explore the smaller streets off the beaten track. In terms of accommodation, Madrid doesn’t fall short on choice. The NH Eurobuilding, a four-star hotel located in the city’s financial district, is perfect for a business trip. With a fitness centre, spa and modern conference facilities, you won’t struggle to pass the time. The hotel is also located minutes from Paseo de la Castellana, the city’s main avenue, as well as Real Madrid’s famous Bernabeu Stadium, a must-see for any football fans. For the food-lover, the same hotel houses the

For the food-lover, try the tapas and casseroles for a casual lunch or the best of Spanish and world cuisine for a formal dinner.

three Michelin starred restaurant DiverXO. Be warned though, it’s a popular place and bookings need to be made months in advance. Time is another consideration when it comes to dining. The locals like to eat late and for this reason a late dinner gives visitors the chance to fully appreciate the local experience as the buzz of the city comes alive. There are a host of other great restaurants on offer in the city, as well as stylish cocktail bars if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere. Try Cafeteria La Terraza, where you have the choice of café, cocktail bar or restaurant. There they serve tapas and casseroles for a casual lunch or the best of Spanish and world cuisine for a formal dinner. La terraza del Casino at the Casino de Madrid, meanwhile, offers some of the best local dishes in

a rooftop setting where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the impressive architecture on Calle Alcalá. Serrano 41 is a fantastic spot for an after dinner drink. The stylish bar, which is a frequent haunt for celebrities, is the perfect way to wind down after a long day exploring the city. It stays open until 5.30 in the morning – like most of the nightclubs in Madrid – in case you’re in the mood for a late night. The Madrid natives, ‘Madrileños’, generally leave the city in August, ensuring that their holidays coincide with the extreme summer temperatures. Therefore, a visit to the Spanish capital either side of August is highly recommended, to ensure you have enough energy to avoid siestas and make use of your time to discover the best sights and activities that this lively city has to offer. InBUSINESS InBusiness | Q3 Q2 2015 2014

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