Set right in the middle of Spain, the capital city of Madrid was once the center of government for one of the biggest colonizing powers in the world: the Spanish Empire. Those days have passed, but Madrid still retains the regal air of a city from which half the world was governed. Whether it is by its architecture, sweeping avenues, or significant art collection: you can tell that this is where history happened. Madrid has since become one of the trendiest cities in Europe, and leads the way in Spanish innovation, from cinema to fine dining. Travel to Madrid to see both sides of the coin: a gorgeous, historic capital with a cool new wind blowing through. Stay up late to discover Madrid at night and get up early for a tour of its museums. In Europe, Madrid is the city that never sleeps.