A large capital city, Madrid has a substantial international feel; it doesn’t feel nearly as Spanish, if that makes sense, as we would have thought. It is gorgeous, though. Our holiday apartment in the Lavapiés neighborhood is set amid undulating cobblestone streets that curve past colorful buildings set hard against the sidewalks. Cafes, shops and street markets are everywhere, and people are a constant presence.
Check out the photos below, or read more about our trip with kids to Madrid.