A fully badged-up world city bursting with Spanish verve, Madrid can seem so relentlessly active that for visitors it’s hard to know what to focus on first. The phenomenal art museums? The through-till-dawn nightlife? The ever-enticing food and drink? Madrid is a city of music and markets, of pulsing street life and sporting greatness, of turbulent history and time-warmed traditions. More than three million people call the city home, and the energy that they create goes some way to explaining the popular adage that “if you’re in Madrid, you’re from Madrid”.