Madrid has been described as the most Spanish of cities – a capital who, like a mother, gives up her own identity and ambition for the sake of her children. There are very little things you could call Madrileño. Maybe churros, the callos de Madrid, cocido Madrileño and a few other dishes. For the rest of it Madrid is Spain.
The best flamenco and bullfighting outside Andalucia can be found in Madrid. The best Galician seafood can be found here. The best Rioja outside of Rioja and Navarre. The best pinchos outside the Basque region – and it goes on.
This admixture of regional influences makes Madrid unique purely because it isn’t unique. Again, like a mother, Madrid takes on all these varieties and gives them a buzzing, safe, explosive home! Madrid has the most bars per capita of any European city, has a nightlife that doesn’t stop until 5…
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