Seek inspiration for your latest look at the excellent Museo del Traje (costume museum). Explore fashions that go as far back as the 13th century and view 20th century classics from designers such as Paco Rabanne.
Check out Campera Salmantina, a treasure trove of tailor-made and ready-to-wear leather boots. Though Campera Salmantina is an equestrian shop, you don’t have to be a rider to wear its stylish footwear.
Take a walk through shady Parque del Oeste and indulge your senses in the fragrant rose garden. Pick up the Teleférico cable car for a fantastic round trip over the largest city park in Europe, Casa de Campo, and check out the spectacular views of the Palacio Real and Almudena cathedral. Head to the top of the futuristic, vertigo-inducing 92-metre-high Faro de Moncloa tower for a vista of the city skyline and the snow-capped Guadarrama mountain range beyond.
Quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite with the famous brunch at American-owned restaurant Toma, on Conde Duque 14, where you can enjoy a banquet of delectable treats with a bloody Mary cocktail thrown in.
7.30pm Transport yourself to another time and place and make a sunset pilgrimage to the magical Templo de Debod, a fourth-century BC Egyptian temple moved stone by stone from Egypt to Spain in 1968.
Indulge in delicious Mediterranean dishes with a French flavour at La Taberna de Liria; enjoy its arroz (rice) specialities such as scallops stuffed with saffron rice.
10pm Don your new purchases, grab a tropical cocktail and cha cha cha until dawn at the kicking Tropical House, one of Madrid’s leading Latin dance venues.