Spain’s vibrant capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro, It’s renowned for its rich respositories of European art, home to the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art and the Prado Museum, which has masterpieces by Velasquez, El Greco and Goya. Also worth exploring is the city’s Moorish quarter: built in the ninth century, it is a venue for open-air theatre and music performances during the summer.