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You can tread in the footsteps of great Spanish kings and queens in the regal capital of Spain. As you pass under the Neo-Classical façades and grand statues of the Puerta del Sol, weave through the cobbled lanes of the Literary Quarter, and sip cold beers by the ornate palaces of the Plaza Mayor, there's rarely a moment to rest the eyes. And then comes the fizzing nightlife that carries on in vibrant Chueca, the taste-bud-tingling tapas and Rioja wine, the evening flamenco shows – the list continues. Tempted? Cheap flights to Madrid from New Zealand are available from any number of airlines. Trips will usually include stopovers, while the best deals tend to be in autumn, winter, or spring.
The Prado Museum is Spain's most acclaimed art gallery. Look one way and you'll see priceless works by Albrecht Durer. Look another and you'll find the haunting canvasses of El Greco.
The Puerta del Sol is one of Madrid's beating hubs. It's ringed by regal mansions and has statues that simply demand a selfie or two!
Once a playground for the Spanish monarchy, El Retiro Park is now the place to go for boating, picnics, and sightings of great monuments in Madrid.