Standing in the Crossroads at Kilómetro 0 in Madrid, Spain
The theater of Spanish life is acted out in its streets. In the shadow of the Puerta del Sol's clocktower, Kilómetro 0 is a little unassuming patch of sidewalk that marks the point from which all roads in Spain emanate, like the spokes in a wheel. It's also the spot where Madrileños meet up with friends before launching into the nightlife that never ends. Shop on Calle Preciados? Stroll down Calle Arenal to the Palacio? Tapas hop on Cava Baja? Dance all night long in Huertas? Watch the sun come up over the Retiro? Madrid is a beehive. The city buzzes with such an infectious energy that you can't help but get swept up in it. Which road to take?