Head to Madrid to find the real Spain; a working city with bustling commerce and a vibrant zest for life. The capital city and seat of the Spanish parliament, it should be no shock to find that a lot of hotels in Madrid have a distinctly luxurious feel, though prices remain reasonable. Being so far inland, a trip to Madrid is a city-break in its truest sense. By day you can see the sights of the Royal Palace and parliament, take in a museum or two and laze in one of the city's numerous parks. And by night enjoy flamenco, cafés and incredible restaurants.