Madrid is a city that never sleeps, where going out to dinner when most of us would be tucked up in bed, is par for the course. A new “White Nights” initiative in the Spanish capital is tailormade for its nocturnal inhabitants. For one night only, museums, a myriad of cultural establishments, institutions and monuments were open into the early hours of the morning. Madrid’s mayor said the event would allow people to rediscover the city through the language of culture. Paris was the first European capital to launch the idea in 2002. It proved such a huge success that Rome, Brussels, Riga and Madrid have followed suit.