Madrid; Spain’s golden capital, a metropolitan sprawl of sultry city streets, perfectly manicured yet lush parks and all the classic charm of Europe. A city where the inhabitants have passion for living down to a fine art. Of course the exquisite boulevards, expansive green spaces, and collections of antique art are more than enough reason to visit, but what about those exciting and unexplored treasures that – with a bit of extra time – one might discover in the nooks of the city? As a local of warm and vibrant Madrid, I have the luxury of time in the city to uncover those hidden gems in Madrid. While those of you with time constraints will not be in the least bit disappointed by the more popular and better known attractions, if you do have the opportunity to ditch the guidebooks and experience Madrid off the beaten path, it should be grabbed with both hands! Enter the secret life of this Madrileno – yours truly – and discover my favourite among the hidden gems of Madrid (some that not even all the locals are privy to).