After sating your appetite, be sure to save enough energy for nocturnal frolics in the endless mix of bars, theaters, and clubs. In fact, the native penchant for a good time is such an irrefutable character trait that Monocle challenges you not to be affected by the contagiously cheerful spirit you’ll encounter. The city has thrown off the shackles of immovable tradition; what was once a buttoned-down bastion of conservatism has become Spain’s unabashed center of the avant-garde.
The Monocle Travel Guide Series reveals Monocle's favourite spots in each city, from good food & design, to the ideal route for an early-morning run through the best streets for independent retail. These definitive travel guides will make you feel like a local no matter where you are from.