Plains, mountains, a dramatic coastline and pit stops for great food and wine punctuate this two-week route between the national and Galician capitals
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Madrid is a dynamic city, full of gastronomic pleasures, late nights, art and music. In recent years it has added important art galleries and avant-garde restaurants – without losing its soul. It has the same rustic tavernas and unfussy bars that writers such as Ernest Hemingway fell in love with in the 1920s.