The grand capital of Spain, vibrant and imposing, immortalized in Almodovar's genial and eclectic movies. Its nightlife is legendary. El Prado Quarter is the home to one of the greatest museums in the world, El Prado, and many other important art galleries. Puerta del Sol and the Lavapiés district are filled with restaurants, bars, and cafes. Madrid hosts a number of first class cultural venues. The Old Quarter with the Plaza Mayor at its center, the array of tapas bars, and the Barrio Salamanca, is known for its elegance. The hearth of the theater district is the Plaza Santa Ana, characterized by the statue of Pedro Calderon de la Barca. Visit the historical church of San Nicholas, one of the oldest buildings of Madrid.