Passion, innovation and celebrationIt's a cliche to say that a city never sleeps, but it's true of Madrid. It's lovely climate (warm, dry summers and cool winters) means it's usually pleasant outside at any time of day or night, and the locals take full advantage, immersing themselves in the hustle and bustle of the city. Along with world-class art (the Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza are the main art galleries but they are just a starting point), impressive cuisine mixing modern and traditional, and a plethora of bars and nightclubs, Madrid offers plenty to enlighten, entertain and distract the visitor. It's constantly innovating, too: daring contemporary architecture stands side by side with medieval mansions, former royal palaces and Baroque squares.