Spain can claim its share of today’s exemplary new-build modern architecture, but in Madrid however, some of the most stand-out buildings are creative re-use projects.

As a city, it boasts some of the best large adaption projects of recent times, including two world-class art centres,  CaixaForum (former power station) and Matadero (former slaughterhouse)

In addition to the warm climate and vibrant food scene, the evident investment into design and culture makes Madrid one of the best European cities to visit, on many levels.