The local writers of "Time Out Madrid" help travelers discover the city as a native, suggesting where to stay, eat, shop, and experience its cultural offerings. Famed for its wild nights and lazy days, Madrid provides much more, from spectacular opera productions, chirpy folkloric "zarzuela, " and cutting-edge cuisine to tiled "tabernas, " designer-shoe shopping, and numerous flea markets. Written by resident journalists, this eighth edition also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance. Along with tips on where to stay and how to escape the city heat, the guide also lists places to go climbing, skiing, and hang-gliding, all within reach of the city.